Published Aug 10, 2010Psych-leaning Cali garage pop group the Fresh & Onlys are set to release their new full-length album, Play It Strange on October 12 via In the Red Records. And if that wasn't enough to get fans pumped, the band have also announced a set of North American tour dates.
Play It Strange is the band's third full-length album recorded in just over two years since their inception. It marks the first time the group have recorded outside of their home studio and instead was done with Tim Green (Fucking Champs, Comets on Fire) at Louder Studios in San Francisco.
According to the press release, Play It Strange "is a shimmering pop record full of infectious melodic hooks, led by singer Tim Cohen's hazy romanticism, and the incessantly propulsive rhythms of Shayde Sartin and Kyle Gibson."
The album is also said to have "an evocative moody swagger that jangles with '80s guitar pop like the Go-Betweens, Jacobites, or early R.E.M. and a provocative rawness a la Iggy Pop or the Gun Club."
The Fresh & Onlys are setting out on a North American tour with Clinic this fall in support of the album, and will make Canadian stops in Montreal and Toronto. See below for the full tour schedule below the tracklisting.
Play It Strange:
1. "Summer Of Love"
3. "Until The End Of Time"
4. "Tropical Island Suite"
5. "All Shook Up"
6. "Be My Hooker"
8. "Plague Of Frogs"
9. "Who Needs A Man"
10. "Red Light Green Light"
11. "I'm A Thief"
9/5 San Francisco, CA - The Independent !
9/28 Santa Cruz, CA - Moes Alley @
11/5 Washington, DC - Rock n Roll Hotel $
11/6 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas $
11/8 Boston, MA - Paradise $
11/9 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa $
11/10 Toronto, ON - Lees Place $
11/11 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall $
11/12 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry $
11/15 Seattle, WA - Neumos $
11/16 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret $
11/17 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge $
11/19 San Francisco, CA - The Independent $
11/20 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour $
$ with Clinic
! with Vetiver
@ with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion