Souterrain Transmissions have announced their latest signing for August 2012, The Fresh & Onlys.
Stemming from San Francisco, they have had previous releases for labels like In The Red, Woodsist, Castle Face and a whole load more but their fourth EP will be released through Souterrain Transmissions titled Long Slow Dance. It will be available from 3 September.
But you don’t have to wait that long, they have just released 7″ single Yes or No on 18 June. Yes or No is a love song but not your typical ballad. Sounding distinctively American, The Fresh & Onlys have a grungey pop sound all their own. The swooping vocals mixed alongside the melodic guitar and classic drum beat makes Yes or No the perfect American indie track.
Bassist Shayde Sartain explains, “It was meant to be an anthem, but I guess you could say it was more desperate—the overwhelming desire to please someone and then feeling as though you have failed and being confused by that.”
The Fresh & Onlys are Tim Cohen, Shayde Sartin, Wymond Miles, and Kyle Gibson. They formed in 2008 and look like a bunch of bikers or record store employees.
The 7″ single comes with another unreleased track, Take Back The Night. You can buy Yes or No from iTunes. The Fresh & Onlys will be touring Autumn/Winter 2012. More details will follow.