New Fresh & Onlys: Invisible Forces + Tour Dates + Tim Cohen solo LP

Fando The Fresh & Onlys debut LP came out in March on Castle Face records, and we've also had two 7" singles as well, but get ready for album #2, Grey Eyed Girls, which comes out September 15th on Woodsist. If you read this blog's sporadic posts, you'll know I'm a huge fan. The first track from Grey Eyed Girls has just been released and it happens to be my favorite song from their Woodsist/Captured Tracks performance a few weeks ago, "Invisible Forces." It's all minor-chord progression is spooky-gothy like it's title implies, and it's of a slightly higher fidelity than anything they've released so far. Check it out, it's awesome:

MP3: The Fresh & Onlys – "Invisible Forces"

What's most amazing to me, is that despite the deluge of records, so far it's all good. And don't expect it to stop anytime soon. There's also Bomb Wounds, a cassette-only release out on the Woodsist sister label, Fuckit Tapes which is exceedingly lo fi, but also good:

MP3: The Fresh & Onlys – Second One to Know

Wait there's more. Lots more. Look for singles on HoZac and Captured Tracks before year's end, and a third album — this one in a proper studio — out early 2010 on In the Red.

Their stuff isn't the easiest to find, but you can always buy directly from their website. 

What, you still need more? Singer Tim Cohen (who used to be in Black Fiction) has just released a solo album, Two Sides of Tim Cohen, which has 17 more songs showing more a folk/Harry Nilsson influence than those songs which become F&Os tracks. It's good too.

MP3 Tim Cohen – Take Aim Goliath (

The Fresh & Onlys are gearing up for a big fall tour, part opening for Steven Malkmus, then joinging Thee Oh Sees, and later The Box Elders. Don't miss them they're great live. All F&Os tour dates, plus video of "Invisible Forces" live at Woodsist Fest in Brooklyn, after the jump.

Thu 7/23/09 Harlow's Sacramento CA *
Sat 7/25/09 Echoplex Los Angeles CA *
Sun 7/26/09 Belly Up Tavern Solano Beach CA *
Tue 7/28/09 Rio Theater Santa Cruz CA *
Mon 9/21/09 House Show Provo UT #
Tue 9/22/09 Larimer Lounge Denver CO #
Wed 9/23/09 Jack Pot Saloon Lawrence KS #
Thu 9/24/09 Goner Fest Memphis TN #
Sat 9/26/09 Uncle Fester's Bloomington IL #
Sun 9/27/09 Schubas Tavern Chicago IL #
Tue 9/29/09 Brass Rail Ft Wayne IN #
Wed 9/30/09 Magic Stick Detroit MI #
Thu 10/1/09 Wrong Bar Toronto ON #
Fri 10/2/09 Babylon Ottawa ON #
Sat 10/3/09 Pop Montreal Montreal QC #%
Mon 10/5/09 The Dark Lady Providence RI #
Tue 10/6/09 Great Scotts Allston MA #
Wed 10/7/09 Wesleyan Middletown CT #
Thu 10/8/09 Mercury Lounge New York NY #
Fri 10/9/09 The Bell House Brooklyn NY #%
Sat 10/10/09 31st St. Pub Pittsburgh PA $
Sun 10/11/09 Hideout Chicago IL $
Mon 10/12/09 Brothers Omaha NE $
Tue 10/13/09 Bender's Denver CO $
Sat 10/17/09 Scion/Vice Event Portland OR
Sun 10/18/09 Funhouse Seattle WA &
Tue 10/20/09 Stork Club Oakland CA &
Wed 10/21/09 Bar Pink Elephant San Diego CA &#
Thu 10/22/09 Echo Los Angeles CA &#
Sat 10/24/09 The Partisan Merced CA &
Sun 10/25/09 Budget Rock @ Bottom of the Hill San Francisco CA

* = w/ Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks
# = w/ The Oh Sees
% = w/ Golden Triangle
$ = w/ Box Elders
& = w/ Dan Melchoir


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