The Fresh & Onlys

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The Fresh & Onlys
OriginSan Francisco, California, United States
GenresGarage rock, psychedelic rock, alternative rock, jangle pop, acid folk, post-punk
Years active2008 (2008)–present
LabelsMexican Summer, Sacred Bones, Captured Tracks, Castle Face Records, In The Red Records, Woodsist
Past members

The Fresh & Onlys are an American rock band. They were formed in San Francisco in 2008 by Tim Cohen of Black Fiction, bassist Shayde Sartin and guitarist Wymond Miles. A year later they recruited drummer Kyle Gibson.[1] They are a key band in what has been described as San Francisco's "new garage rock" movement,[2] but their sound is equally aligned with pastoral psychedelia, brooding new wave, western twang, and jangly literate 80's guitar pop.

The band's catalog has found homes on several record labels including Woodsist, Captured Tracks, In The Red, Sacred Bones, and Castle Face. Their most recent work has been released by Mexican Summer including the full length Long Slow Dance released in September 2012, followed by the Soothsayer EP in late 2013.[3]

In 2017, they announced their seventh studio album Wolf Lie Down which is to be released on August 25, 2017, via Sinderlyn. According to a press release, it was primarily written and recorded by Cohen and Miles, with contributions from former members Sartin and Gibson, alongside James Baron.[4]


Studio albums[edit]

  • The Fresh & Onlys (2008)
  • Grey-Eyed Girls (2009)
  • Play It Strange (2010)
  • Long Slow Dance (2012)
  • House of Spirits (2014)
  • Early Years Anthology (2015)
  • Wolf Lie Down (2017)

Extended plays[edit]

  • August in My Mind (2010)
  • Secret Walls (2011)
  • Soothsayer (2013)


  1. ^ * Reges, Margaret. The Fresh & Onlys > Biography at AllMusic. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Articles: Positive Destruction: San Francisco's New Garage Rock | Features". Pitchfork. 2011-04-11. Retrieved 2012-09-03.
  3. ^ Sendra, Tim (2012-09-04). "Long Slow Dance - The Fresh & Onlys : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-11-21.
  4. ^ "The Fresh & Onlys Announce New Album Wolf Lie Down, Share New Song: Listen | Pitchfork". Retrieved 2017-08-26.