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The Fresh & Onlys
Long Slow Dance - MEXICAN SUMMER
FILTER Grade: 82%

By Kyle Lemmon on September 7, 2012


The Fresh & Onlys

San Francisco’s The Fresh & Onlys further distance themselves from their hometown’s garage-rock resurgence with a self-assured and hi-fi fourth album. Recent band side projects agreeably dovetail into Long Slow Dance’s multifarious pop aesthetic. Reverb-free vocals sit atop the lissome arrangements like a brawny vessel on a swaying sea. A slice of the Onlys’ fanbase will miss the uncooked power of the group’s early days, but this is an intrepid course that deserves sponsor.


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