The Fresh & Onlys are releasing an album and touring, and I’m jazzed, psyched, stoked, pumped, etc.

The Fresh & Onlys are releasing an album and touring, and I'm jazzed, psyched, stoked, pumped, etc.

As if fans of garage rock weren’t already over the moon about all the recent announcements from Thee Oh Sees, now there’s something else to grin about: The Fresh & Onlys have a new album called Long Slow Dance coming out September 4 on Mexican Summer, they’ve just released the first single, and they’ve got an initial string of shows lined up. Christmas in June, amirite???

Produced by Phil Manley, who’s worked with the likes of Barn Owl, Moon Duo, Psychic Reality, and Wooden Shjips, Long Slow Dance will follow last year’s Secret Walls EP and 2010’s LP, Playing it Strange (TMT Review). Word on the street says the San Francisco group has incorporated some classical touches à la Ennio Morricone and that the album contains “a sprawling selection of stoner-anthems.” Rad.

Stream the first single, “Yes or No,” and check out the tourdates below to see if they’ll be paying your city a visit.

Yes or No tracklist:

A. Yes or No
B. Take Back the Night


07.21.12 - San Francisco, CA - Phono Del Sol
08.05.12 - Big Sur, CA - Woodsist Fest / Henry Miller Library
09.05.12 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room *
09.06.12 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar *
09.07.12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo *
09.08.12 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent *
09.09.12 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Atrium *
09.11.12 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades *
09.13.12 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios *#
09.14.12 - Bellingham, WA - The Shakedown *
09.15.12 - Vancouver, BC - The Media Club *
09.16.12 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile *

* Terry Malts
# Grass Widow

• The Fresh & Onlys:
• Mexican Summer: