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, that’s the cover art above and the track list is 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
Long Slow Dance
(Mexican Summer) Sept. 4, 2012
1. 20 Days and 20 Nights
2. Yes or No
3. Long Slow Dance
4. Presence of Mind
5. Dream Girls
6. Fire Alarm
7. Executioner’s Song
8. No Regard
10. Foolish Person
11. Wanna Do Right By You