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The Fresh & Onlys

The Fresh & Onlys started out as a collaboration between prolific frontman Tim Cohen (Black Fiction) and bassist Shayde Sartin, who began putting songs together in 2004. The Fresh & Onlys' lineup eventually expanded to include drummer Kyle Gibson, guitarist 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. 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 in April with a lusher, reverby EP 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. The rhythm section of Sartin and Gibson parted ways with the band soon after, and Cohen and Miles toured with replacements. In 2015, Castle Face issued Early Years Anthology, a collection of unreleased Fresh & Onlys songs from before and around the time of their debut. The Magic Trick albums Half Man Half Machine and Other Man's Blues arrived later in 2015 and in mid-2016, respectively, the latter within weeks of Miles' third solo outing, Call by Night. In the meantime, Cohen signed with the Sinderlyn label for his fourth solo LP, Luck Man, released in early 2017. Operating officially as a duo, the Fresh & Onlys re-emerged that summer with Wolf Lie Down, also on Sinderlyn. ~ Margaret Reges
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  1.   Song
  2.   I'm All Shook Up
  3.   Waterfall
  4.   Summer of Love
  5.   Love & Kindness
  6.   Keep Telling Everybody Lies
  7.   Animal of One
  8.   Wolf Lie Down
  9.   Dude's Got a Tender Heart
  10.   Dancing Chair
  11.   In the Light
  12.   Drugs
  13.   Dream Girls
  14.   Second One To Know
  15.   The Delusion of Man
  16.   The Deluge of War
  17.   I Saw Him
  18.   Euphoria
  19.   Madness
  20.   April Fools
  21.   No Regard
  22.   Wanna Do Right By You
  23.   Only One I Want
  24.   Hummingbird
  25.   Heel Toe
  26.   Shattered Moon
  27.   Save Your Soul
  28.   On the Verge
  29.   Fascinated
  30.   Presence of Mind
  31.   Who Needs a Man
  32.   August In My Mind
  33.   I Would Not Know the Devil
  34.   Glass Bottom Boat
  35.   Impossible Man
  36.   Black Coffin
  37.   Arm's Advice
  38.   D.Y.
  39.   Who Let the Devil
  40.   Plague of Frogs
  41.   What's His Shadow Still Doing Here
  42.   Yes or No
  43.   The Garbage Collector
  44.   One of a Kind
  45.   Nuclear Disaster
  46.   Happy to Be Living
  47.   No Second Guessing
  48.   Clowns (Took My Baby Away)
  49.   Tropical Island Suite
  50.   Strangers (You & Me)
  51.   Invisible Forces
  52.   Candy
  53.   Fog Machine
  54.   Grey-Eyed Girl
  55.   Peacock and Wing
  56.   Home Is Where?
  57.   Walking Blues
  58.   Secret Walls
  59.   Executioner's Song
  60.   Imaginary Friends
  61.   Becomings
  62.   Long Slow Dance
  63.   How High Was I
  64.   Foolish Person
  65.   The Mind Is Happy
  66.   God of Suez
  67.   Dreamin Is Easy
  68.   Endless Love
  69.   Qualm of Innocence
  70.   Diamonds In The Dark
  71.   Let's Hang
  72.   What Goes in Circles
  73.   Do You Believe in Destiny?
  74.   Forest Down Annie
  75.   I'm Awake
  76.   I'm a Thief
  77.   Bells of Paonia
  78.   Soothsayer
  79.   Poison Wine
  80.   Take Back the Night
  81.   Ballerina
  82.   I'm Gonna Be Your Elevator
  83.   Black Widow
  84.   Feelings in My Heart
  85.   Fire Alarm
  86.   Red Light, Green Light
  87.   Be My Hooker
  88.   Do What I Came to Do
  89.   You're Known To Wander
  90.   Hated or Loved
  91.   Wash Over Us
  92.   20 Days & 20 Nights