Album out Sept. 4 on Mexican Summer, hear the first single now, plus new tour dates
STREAM: “Yes or No”
Long Slow Dance, The Fresh & Onlys’ fourth highly anticipated album, brings a great new shapeshifting sound. This thing’s a breakthrough; the band are joyous, confident–almost dangerous. Due in North America on Sept. 4 on Mexican Summer, we share today the album’s first single, “Yes or No” and first leg of tour dates (see below).
“LSD” is a mature, anthemic and-in subtle ways-pretty weird album teaming with Morricone-esque flourishes and seemingly disparate genre elements. “We spent more time recording this than we had on records in the past,” bassist and co-founder Shayde Sartin says.” “Phil Manley certainly had a good influence on us in the studio; he’s very meticulous with the kind of sound he’s trying to get for each song, and the record definitely has its own vibe,” he says.
Recorded on the same reel-to-reel that the influential Warren Zevon did “Werewolves of London,” these instantly compelling songs demand multiple listens. It’s both the San Francisco act’s most cohesive work to date and a sprawling selection of stoner-anthems.
07/21 San Francisco, CA Phono Del Sol
08/05 Big Sur, CA Woodsist Fest / Henry Miller Library
09/05 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room *
09/06 San Diego, CA Soda Bar *
09/07 Los Angeles, CA The Echo *
09/08 San Francisco, CA The Independent *
09/09 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Atrium *
09/11 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades *
09/13 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios *#
09/14 Bellingham, WA The Shakedown *
09/15 Vancouver, BC The Media Club *
09/16 Seattle, WA Crocodile *
* = w/ Terry Malts
# = w/ Grass Widow
The Fresh & Onlys
Yes or No (Single)
(Mexican Summer) June 12, 2012
A: “Yes or No”
B: “Take Back The Night”