Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on July 24, 2009

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: The Fresh & Onlys - Invisible Forces (MP3)

The Fresh & Onlys @ Woodsist Fest (more by Tim Griffin)
The Fresh and Onlys

When The Fresh & Onlys return to New York in October with Thee Oh Sees, their second album of 2009, Grey-Eyed Girls, will be, um, fresh on people's minds -- it's out September 15 on Woodsist. The first track from that album has been just released, "Invisible Forces," and you can download it above. It's dark and gothy in an early Bunnymen kind of way, and was, for me, the highlight of their Woodsist Captured Tracks Festival performance.

When I interviewed bassist Shayde Sartin back in March, he had this to say about the difference between the Woodist album and their debut which came out on Jon Dwyer's Castle Face Records back in the Spring:

The album differs quite a bit from the one on Castle Face in that it's a much moodier record with more of a focus on concise pop songs. It's 12 songs in 32 minutes. We had also become a bit more familiar with the way we work and had a system more in place for writing, recording and mixing. There's still a lot of the same muscularity but there's definitely more indulgence in our melodies.
The Fresh & Onlys also have 7" singles due out on HoZac and Captured Tracks by year's end, and are currently in a proper studio putting the finishing touches on their third album which will come out on In the Red in early 2010. Frontman Tim Cohen also has a new solo album out, The Two Sides of Tim Cohen, made up of demos he recorded after the end of his previous band, Black Fiction, but before starting The Fresh & Onlys. Worth checking out. These guys stay busy.

The band are opening for Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks for a few California shows this week before joining The Oh Sees in September (Mercury Lounge and The Bell House), and will tour with Box Elders after that. All Fresh & Onlys tour dates, plus a video of them performing "Invisible Forces" at the Woodsist / Captured Tracks Fest, after the jump...

The Fresh & Onlys - "Invisible Forces" at Woodsist / Captured Tracks Festival 7.04.2009

The Fresh & Onlys - 2009 Tour Dates
Sat 7/25/09 Echoplex Los Angeles CA *
Sun 7/26/09 Belly Up Tavern Solano Beach CA *
Tue 7/28/09 Rio Theater Santa Cruz CA *
Mon 9/21/09 House Show Provo UT #
Tue 9/22/09 Larimer Lounge Denver CO #
Wed 9/23/09 Jack Pot Saloon Lawrence KS #
Thu 9/24/09 Goner Fest Memphis TN #
Sat 9/26/09 Uncle Fester's Bloomington IL #
Sun 9/27/09 Schubas Tavern Chicago IL #
Tue 9/29/09 Brass Rail Ft Wayne IN #
Wed 9/30/09 Magic Stick Detroit MI #
Thu 10/1/09 Wrong Bar Toronto ON #
Fri 10/2/09 Babylon Ottawa ON #
Sat 10/3/09 Pop Montreal Montreal QC #%
Mon 10/5/09 The Dark Lady Providence RI #
Tue 10/6/09 Great Scotts Allston MA #
Wed 10/7/09 Wesleyan Middletown CT #
Thu 10/8/09 Mercury Lounge New York NY #
Fri 10/9/09 The Bell House Brooklyn NY #%
Sat 10/10/09 31st St. Pub Pittsburgh PA $
Sun 10/11/09 Hideout Chicago IL $
Mon 10/12/09 Brothers Omaha NE $
Tue 10/13/09 Bender's Denver CO $
Sat 10/17/09 Scion/Vice Event Portland OR
Sun 10/18/09 Funhouse Seattle WA &
Tue 10/20/09 Stork Club Oakland CA &
Wed 10/21/09 Bar Pink Elephant San Diego CA &#
Thu 10/22/09 Echo Los Angeles CA &#
Sat 10/24/09 The Partisan Merced CA &
Sun 10/25/09 Budget Rock @ Bottom of the Hill San Francisco CA

* = w/ Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks
# = w/ The Oh Sees
% = w/ Golden Triangle
$ = w/ Box Elders
& = w/ Dan Melchoir


Thee Oh Sees - 2009 Tour Dates
Wed 8/19/09 Sam Bonds Eugene OR w/Sic Alps
Thu 8/20/09 Funhouse Seattle WA w/Sic Alps
Fri 8/21/09 Smmr Bmmr @ Rotture Portland OR
Sat 8/22/09 Arcata Theater Lounge Arcata CA w/Sic Alps
Mon 9/21/09 House Show Provo UT w/The Fresh and Onlys
Tue 9/22/09 Larimer Lounge Denver CO w/The Fresh and Onlys
Wed 9/23/09 Jack Pot Saloon Lawrence KS w/The Fresh and Onlys
Fri 9/25/09 Goner Fest 8 Memphis TN
Sat 9/26/09 Uncle Fester's Bloomington IL w/The Fresh and Onlys
Sun 9/27/09 Schubas Tavern Chicago IL w/The Fresh and Onlys
Tue 9/29/09 Brass Rail Ft Wayne IN w/The Fresh and Onlys
Wed 9/30/09 Magic Stick Detroit MI w/The Fresh and Onlys
Thu 10/1/09 Wrong Bar Toronto ON w/The Fresh and Onlys
Fri 10/2/09 Babylon Ottawa ON w/The Fresh and Onlys
Sat 10/3/09 Pop Montreal (Panache Showcase) Montreal QC w/Golden Triangle and The Fresh and Onlys
Mon 10/5/09 The Dark Lady Providence RI w/The Fresh and Onlys
Tue 10/6/09 Great Scotts Allston MA w/The Fresh and Onlys
Wed 10/7/09 Wesleyan Middletown CT w/The Fresh and Onlys
Thu 10/8/09 Mercury Lounge New York NY w/The Fresh and Onlys
Fri 10/9/09 The Bell House Brooklyn NY w/Golden Triangle and The Fresh and Onlys
Sat 10/10/09 Maxwells Hoboken NJ w/Pierced Arrows
Sun 10/11/09 Danger Danger Gallery Philadelphia PA w/Golden Triangle
Mon 10/12/09 Black Cat Washington DC
Tue 10/13/09 Grey Eagle Tavern Asheville NC
Wed 10/14/09 E.A.R.L Atlanta GA
Thu 10/15/09 Alabama Music Box Mobile AL
Fri 10/16/09 Saturn New Orleans LA
Sat 10/17/09 Mangos Houston TX
Sun 10/18/09 Beerland Austin TX
Mon 10/19/09 Bash Riprocks Lubbock TX
Wed 10/21/09 Bar Pink Elephant San Diego CA w/The Fresh and Onlys and Dan Melchoir
Thu 10/22/09 Echo Los Angeles CA w/The Fresh and Onlys and Dan Melchoir
Sun 10/25/09 Budget Rock San Francisco CA

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Comments (3)

the bell house and mercury lounge?

yaaaaaawwwwwnnnnnn

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 2:53 PM


Everywhere in the LV, a bit mean!

Posted by lv | October 18, 2009 5:48 AM

I love Jay Reatard talking about 'watered down synth pop' when he plays really shit wannabe edgy punk for a living.

Posted by منتديات | August 18, 2010 7:41 AM

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