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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.   Second One To Know
  5.   Keep Telling Everybody Lies
  6.   Hated or Loved
  7.   Ballerina
  8.   Poison Wine
  9.   Strangers (You & Me)
  10.   Wash Over Us
  11.   Plague of Frogs
  12.   Who Let the Devil
  13.   Bells of Paonia
  14.   God of Suez
  15.   Grey-Eyed Girl
  16.   No Regard
  17.   Heel Toe
  18.   You're Known To Wander
  19.   Fire Alarm
  20.   The Delusion of Man
  21.   Take Back the Night
  22.   I'm a Thief
  23.   I'm Gonna Be Your Elevator
  24.   Let's Hang
  25.   Euphoria
  26.   D.Y.
  27.   Dreamin Is Easy
  28.   What Goes in Circles
  29.   Do What I Came to Do
  30.   Presence of Mind
  31.   Animal of One
  32.   Clowns (Took My Baby Away)
  33.   How High Was I
  34.   Summer of Love
  35.   Dude's Got a Tender Heart
  36.   Fog Machine
  37.   Home Is Where?
  38.   Who Needs a Man
  39.   Madness
  40.   In the Light
  41.   Red Light, Green Light
  42.   April Fools
  43.   Fascinated
  44.   Black Coffin
  45.   Dream Girls
  46.   On the Verge
  47.   I'm Awake
  48.   The Mind Is Happy
  49.   I Would Not Know the Devil
  50.   Endless Love
  51.   Glass Bottom Boat
  52.   Secret Walls
  53.   Wanna Do Right By You
  54.   Happy to Be Living
  55.   Diamonds In The Dark
  56.   Soothsayer
  57.   The Deluge of War
  58.   Be My Hooker
  59.   Tropical Island Suite
  60.   Hummingbird
  61.   Arm's Advice
  62.   Feelings in My Heart
  63.   Invisible Forces
  64.   Love & Kindness
  65.   No Second Guessing
  66.   Drugs
  67.   Save Your Soul
  68.   Shattered Moon
  69.   Long Slow Dance
  70.   20 Days & 20 Nights
  71.   Imaginary Friends
  72.   August In My Mind
  73.   Nuclear Disaster
  74.   Foolish Person
  75.   Wolf Lie Down
  76.   Only One I Want
  77.   Do You Believe in Destiny?
  78.   I Saw Him
  79.   Yes or No
  80.   The Garbage Collector
  81.   Peacock and Wing
  82.   Executioner's Song
  83.   Candy
  84.   Forest Down Annie
  85.   What's His Shadow Still Doing Here

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