The Fresh & Onlys
Long Slow Dance - MEXICAN SUMMER
FILTER Grade: 82%
By Kyle Lemmon on September 7, 2012
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.