The Fresh & Onlys – "Do What I Came To Do"

The Fresh & Onlys – "Do What I Came To Do" Here's a new jam from The Fresh & Onlys that won't be on the band's eagerly-awaited next LP, but is available for free now via Mexican Summer's Stash Rituals compilation. Listen to the whole comp below, then catch the band on April 28th at the Brick & Mortar. The Fresh & Onlys, Young Prisms, The Mallard, Light Fantastic Brick & Mortar Music Hall April 28, 2012 9pm, $10-13

Noise Pop 2012: The Fresh & Onlys, Disappears @ Bottom of the Hill 2/22/12

Halfway through their set, The Fresh & Onlys' frontman Tim Cohen said, "I'd like to dedicate this song to James Kim," referring to their sometime second percussionist (their first being Kyle Gibson), who they often borrow from Kelley Stoltz's band. And then he launched into "Be My Hooker." That was not the first song Cohen had dedicated to someone that night, nor would it be the last. It might, however, have been the only joke he made all evening. (I'm fairly certain, for example, he wasn't kidding when he asked at the end of the show if anyone had any [...]

Noise Pop 2012: Wednesday Preview

Date: Wednesday, February 22nd Number of Noise Pop Shows: 7 shows, 24 bands Already Sold-Out: A handful of Craigslist sellers are offering up tickets to see South African electro-rap-weirdo geniuses Die Antwoord, so there are still chances to see the duo perform songs from their new album, Ten$ion, at the Regency Ballroom. Meanwhile, Grimes' new record, Visions, has been racking up tons of accolades, and Claire Boucher is topping a great Rickshaw Stop bill with oOoOO, Born Gold, and Yalls. Grimes – "Oblivion" oOoOO – "NoWayBack (featuring Butterclock)" Check These Shows Out: The Fresh & Onlys are in the middle [...]

Mixtape: Twenty Years of Noise Pop (Podcast #269)

Mixtape: Twenty Years of Noise Pop (Podcast #269) In February, the Noise Pop Music Festival turns twenty by gathering over one hundred local and touring bands from across the indie spectrum for a week of exciting concerts all over the City. Two decades of championing independent music is an accomplishment worth celebrating, and this mixtape collects twenty bands that have performed at Noise Pop events in years past. As you'll hear, a whole bunch of big names graced Noise Pop bills before achieving fame, as past festivals hosted early performances by bands like Spoon, Death Cab for Cutie and Mates [...]

Wymond Miles (of The Fresh & Onlys) to release solo EP on Sacred Bones next month

Wymond Miles - Hidden Things Are Asking You To Find Them by sacredbones "Hidden Things Are Asking You To Find Them" is a terrifically epic first glimpse at the Fresh & Onlys' lead guitarist Wymond Miles' first solo venture. On February 7, Sacred Bones will release the 4-song 12inch, with a run of 100 hand-numbered, limited copies in a hand-silk-screened envelope with a wax stamp. You can read more about the creative direction behind this release on the label's website. Wymond describes his early writing process: "For the first time I had a sense of place, and a reverence of [...]

The Fresh & Onlys sign to Mexican Summer for fourth LP

The Fresh & Onlys have signed to Mexican Summer, joining the likes of Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Marissa Nadler, Washed Out, Weekend, Young Prisms, Wooden Shjips, and many more. Mexican Summer will release the Fresh & Onlys' fourth LP - which is currently wrapping up production at Lucky Cat Studios with producer/engineer Phil Manley (Wooden Shjips, Moon Duo, Les Savy Fav, Grass Widow) - sometime in the first half of 2012. The Fresh & Onlys - "Waterfall" (from Play It Strange) This new record follows 2010's fantastic Play It Strange. Read more about the Fresh & Onlys' new record via [...]

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Mixtape: Music to Drink Beer to (Podcast #261)

Mixtape: Music to Drink Beer to (Podcast #261) Think of our latest mixtape as something of an hour-long indie music/beer pairing, inspired by our upcoming The Bay Brewed rock and roll beer festival. On Saturday, December 3rd, we'll be at The Verdi Club, for performances by Weekend, Sleepy Sun, Extra Classic, and Terry Malts, and unlimited local craft beer samplings from 21st Amendment, Anchor Steam, Beach Chalet, Drake's Brewing, Lagunitas, Magnolia, Marin Brewing Company, Social Kitchen & Brewery, and Speakeasy. In this mixtape, we've collected music from 21 local indie rock, garage, lo-fi and psych bands whose rocking tunes serve [...]

Live This Month: October 2011 – an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #258)

Live This Month: October 2011 (Podcast #258) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. While the Treasure Island Music Festival is the month's biggest draw -- and we'll have a separate mixtape soon showcasing TIMF's many great bands -- there are plenty of great shows this month. Girls cap a national tour with two big hometown shows, while The War on Drugs brings an acclaimed new album to SF. Meanwhile, EMA and Hooray for Earth return to the City, while locals The [...]

Recommended, 7/25-7/31: Ghost Animal, Woods/Fresh & Onlys, Grass Widow/Cold Showers, Thurston Moore/Kurt Vile

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Post-punk at Thee Parkside: Grass Widow, Dunes, Cold Showers and Petals Thee Parkside hosts a night of jangly lo-fi and post-punk bands on Wednesday, July 27th (8pm, $8), headlined by locals Grass Widow. The trio will be joined by two LA bands featuring former members of Mika Miko, Dunes and Cold Showers. The show opens with new [...]

Noise Pop Review: The Fresh & Onlys, The Growlers, The Pleasure Kills, The Wrong Words 2/27/11

Noise Pop ended on Sunday, and the afternoon show at Bottom of the Hill carried with it a nostalgia for attending all ages matinees there when I was under 21. Why aren't there more matinees these days? Are people not drinking enough at afternoon shows to make them cost-effective? In any event, based on Sunday's test case, I will vouch for the enjoyability of both afternoon beer and afternoon rock and roll. I first saw The Fresh & Onlys at Noise Pop two years ago, and it's been amazing to watch them grow and evolve since then. Last year's Play [...]

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