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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Fresh & Onlys Have a New Album Called House of Spirits And You Can Stream It Right Now

Posted By on Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 10:40 AM

click to enlarge The Fresh & Onlys - DAVID BLACK
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Black magic pop is the chief enterprise of the Fresh & Onlys. The San Francisco foursome specializes in lush ruminations on doom, granite-colored soliloquies of heartbreak, and crystalline melodies cascading around lyrics calmly dealing with some deep horror. Especially since 2012's Long Slow Dance, the band has been carving out its own fascinating corner of the guitar-rock universe: a mix of stately elegance, subdued dread, and an nonchalance in rendering emotion that conveys a burning intensity.

The Fresh & Onlys are, in other words, excellent. The band members quit this town for a spell, taking respite in the Arizona desert -- but they're now back bayside, and with a new album to boot. House of Spirits is the given title; the record comes out officially on June 10, but you can stream it right now on The New York Times (!) website, and we emphatically suggest you do.

See also: Love Like Fire: The Fresh & Onlys find the thorny side of romance on "Long Slow Dance"

Stream: The Fresh & Onlys -- House of Spirits

-- @iPORT

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