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The Fresh & Onlys

The Fresh & Onlys started out as a collaboration between frontman Tim Cohen (Black Fiction) and bassist Shayde Sartin, who started putting songs together in 2004. The Fresh & Onlys' lineup eventually expanded to include Kyle Gibson, Wymond Miles, and Heidi Alexander (who soon left the band); drawing from a hodgepodge of influences (among them Buzzcocks, the Mekons, and Country Joe MacDonald), the new lineup arrived over time at a grimy yet sunny pop sound along the lines of Saturday Looks Good to Me and Welcome with plenty of garage rock mixed in. In early 2008, they issued their first recording, the Imaginary Friends EP, on their friend Kelley Stoltz's label, then released another single, "Chuffed," later in the year. After they self-released the Medicine Island cassette, John Dwyer's Castle Face label put out their self-titled debut album in April of 2009, and a 7" single, "I'll Tell You Everything," on Dirty Knobby Industries followed. The band's second full-length album, Grey-Eyed Girls, was released on Woodsist in the fall of 2009. It was followed by a flood of recordings in 2010: an EP for Captured Tracks (August on My Mind); a handful of singles for various labels; and finally their third album, Play It Strange, which was released in October by In the Red. The group began 2011's output with an EP in April called Secret Walls, released on the Sacred Bones label. Also that year, Cohen released an album (Ruler of the Night) on Hardly Art with his other band, Magic Trick, and Miles released a solo album (Under the Pale Moon) for Sacred Bones. The Fresh & Onlys returned in August of 2012 with their fourth album and first for Mexican Summer, the thoughtful and relatively slickly produced Long Slow Dance. The group followed up with an EP, Soothsayer, in 2013, while Cohen and Miles also found time that year to release another Magic Trick album (River of Souls) and solo album (Cut Yourself Free), respectively. The band's fifth album, House of Spirits, was written by Cohen while visiting an isolated Arizona horse ranch and reflected a laid-back Western feel. It was released by Mexican Summer in June of 2014. ~ Margaret Reges
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  1.   Song
  2.   I'm All Shook Up
  3.   Waterfall
  4.   What Goes in Circles
  5.   Hated or Loved
  6.   Clowns (Took My Baby Away)
  7.   Candy
  8.   The Delusion of Man
  9.   Hummingbird
  10.   Glass Bottom Boat
  11.   God of Suez
  12.   Foolish Person
  13.   Who Let the Devil
  14.   Do You Believe in Destiny?
  15.   Forest Down Annie
  16.   The Deluge of War
  17.   Nuclear Disaster
  18.   Dude's Got a Tender Heart
  19.   Peacock and Wing
  20.   Second One To Know
  21.   Be My Hooker
  22.   Red Light, Green Light
  23.   Tropical Island Suite
  24.   Euphoria
  25.   Soothsayer
  26.   Plague of Frogs
  27.   Arm's Advice
  28.   Summer of Love
  29.   I Saw Him
  30.   Presence of Mind
  31.   D.Y.
  32.   Strangers (You & Me)
  33.   Save Your Soul
  34.   Happy to Be Living
  35.   No Second Guessing
  36.   Dreamin Is Easy
  37.   Wanna Do Right By You
  38.   Madness
  39.   Black Coffin
  40.   Feelings in My Heart
  41.   Wash Over Us
  42.   Who Needs a Man
  43.   Animal of One
  44.   Drugs
  45.   Poison Wine
  46.   In the Light
  47.   Home Is Where?
  48.   Heel Toe
  49.   Keep Telling Everybody Lies
  50.   Only One I Want
  51.   The Garbage Collector
  52.   Bells of Paonia
  53.   I'm Awake
  54.   What's His Shadow Still Doing Here
  55.   I'm a Thief
  56.   I Would Not Know the Devil
  57.   Executioner's Song
  58.   Fire Alarm
  59.   Take Back the Night
  60.   Do What I Came to Do
  61.   Invisible Forces
  62.   No Regard
  63.   You're Known To Wander
  64.   Long Slow Dance
  65.   Fog Machine
  66.   Endless Love
  67.   How High Was I
  68.   Diamonds In The Dark
  69.   On the Verge
  70.   Yes or No
  71.   Love & Kindness
  72.   Imaginary Friends
  73.   Secret Walls
  74.   Dream Girls
  75.   Grey-Eyed Girl
  76.   The Mind Is Happy
  77.   April Fools
  78.   Shattered Moon
  79.   20 Days & 20 Nights
  80.   August In My Mind
  81.   Let's Hang
  82.   I'm Gonna Be Your Elevator
  83.   Fascinated
  84.   Ballerina

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