Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Fresh & Onlys premiere "Presence of Mind" music video, directed by Dawn Carol Garcia

Today The Fresh & Onlys share a video for "Presence of Mind" from their upcoming LP, directed by Dawn Carol Garcia.  The band just announced a full North American tour in support of the album, Long Slow Dance, due Sept. 4th on Mexican Summer. The band will be joined on the tour by Terry Malts, Grass Widow and Quilt. Check out a sneak peek of a forthcoming documentary on the making of the album here. Also the whole album is streaming now via the Hype Machine. 

Long Slow Dance, The Fresh & Onlys' fourth highly anticipated album, brings a great new shapeshifting sound. This thing's a breakthrough; the band are joyous, confident--almost dangerous. It's due in North America on Sept. 4 on Mexican Summer.

"LSD" is a mature, anthemic and-in subtle ways-pretty weird album teaming with Morricone-esque flourishes and seemingly disparate genre elements. "We spent more time recording this than we had on records in the past," bassist and co-founder Shayde Sartin says.

"Phil Manley certainly had a good influence on us in the studio; he's very meticulous with the kind of sound he's trying to get for each song, and the record definitely has its own vibe," he says. 

Recorded on the same reel-to-reel that the influential Warren Zevon did "Werewolves of London," these instantly compelling songs demand multiple listens. It's both the San Francisco act's most cohesive work to date and a sprawling selection of stoner-anthems.  

09/05 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room *
09/06 San Diego, CA Soda Bar *
09/07 Los Angeles, CA The Echo *
09/08 San Francisco, CA The Independent *
09/09 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Atrium *
09/11 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades *
09/13 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios *#
09/14 Bellingham, WA The Shakedown *
09/15 Vancouver, BC The Media Club *
09/16 Seattle, WA Crocodile *
10/30 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge %
11/01 Lawrence, KS Jackpot %
11/02 St. Louis, MO Firebird %
11/03 Nashville, TN Exit In %
11/04 Birmingham, AL Bottletree %
11/05 Atlanta, GA 529 %
11/06 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade %
11/08 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg %
11/09 Washington DC Red Palace %
11/10 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's %
11/11 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall %
11/13 Buffalo, NY Soundlab %
11/14 Toronto, ON Parts & Labour %
11/15 Detroit, MI Magic Stick %
11/16 Cleveland, OH Happy Dog %
11/17 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall %
11/18 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry 
11/20 Iowa City, IA Gabes  

* = w/ Terry Malts
# = w/ Grass Widow
% = w/ Quilt 

The Fresh & Onlys
Long Slow Dance
(Mexican Summer) Sept. 4, 2012
Track List:  

1. 20 Days and 20 Nights
2. Yes or No
3. Long Slow Dance
4. Presence of Mind
5. Dream Girls
6. Fire Alarm
7. Executioner's Song
8. No Regard
9. Euphoria
10. Foolish Person
11. Wanna Do Right By You 


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