The Fresh & Onlys are as dreamy as ever. House of Spirits, last month’s release, was partly penned during a stay in a sleepy horse ranch in dusty Arizona – lending to the album’s wavering strength of lucidity. Tim Cohen sings as the unreliable narrator, especially on tracks like “Bells of Paonia”, which placates Cohen on a bed of flowers within a pretty abstract pastoral.
The album toys with, as Cohen says, the “idea that home is where your feet are,” and employs their classic psychedelic influences supporting their dreamy (and nightmarish, at times) new wave musings.
Wherever Cohen currently envisions home, The Fresh & Onlys return to San Francisco for a date at the Chapel on July 5 with support from Cold Beat (Hannah Lew’s new thing) and Devon Williams. Below, check out House of Spirits‘ first single, “Animal of One”, with its rolling Western-motif, and details on the band’s summer tour and local gig.
The Fresh & Onlys, Cold Beat, Devon Williams
July 5, 2014