Wolf Lie Down

Wolf Lie Down

by The Fresh & Onlys

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Overview

Following the departure of founding rhythm section Shayde Sartin and Kyle Gibson, the Fresh & Onlys' sixth album, Wolf Lie Down, finds the band's official membership down to the duo of singer and main songwriter Tim Cohen and guitarist Wymond Miles. Despite that, and having shifted over time in the direction of a -- relatively speaking -- more thoughtful, refined sound, here they show no signs of diminishment, in terms of volume or temperament. Quite the contrary. The album opens with a blast of distortion-washed punk on the title track. While still less garagey than their debut, the album then digs deep into '60s-inspired sounds, including a dedicated return to garage pop, and the psychedelia that never left their work. "One of a Kind," for instance, clamors with crashing cymbals, surfy guitar, and harmonica under Cohen's vocal delivery, at times reminiscent of Jim Morrison's deep grumble. At the end, the song breaks down into an eddy of sustained distortion and organ-like tones. Elsewhere, the uncommonly catchy "Impossible Man," reportedly inspired by Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man but personalized by Cohen, rattles and churns alongside a soaring melody. It's balanced by songs like the spooky, more reflective "Walking Blues" ("I'll sing the blues/But you won't believe me"), while the noisier "Dancing Chair" has droning guitars and echoing synths that bridge psych-rock, noise pop, and Joy Division. With production by style comrades Kelley Stoltz and Greg Ashley, together they've fashioned a set of pleasingly rough-hewn, infectious psych-rock with at least a couple of career stand-out tracks.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/25/2017
Label: Captured Tracks Rec.
UPC: 0858458005852
catalogNumber: 800585
Rank: 204989

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fresh & Onlys   Primary Artist
Kelley Stoltz   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
James Kim   Bongos,Drums
Shayde Sartin   Bass
Wymond Miles   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Moog Synthesizer,Bells,Mellotron,Synthesizer Strings
Sarah Bell   Vocals
Tim Cohen   Synthesizer,Guitar,Percussion,Violin,Tambourine,Vocals
Kyle Gibson   Drums
James Barone   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Kelley Stoltz   Engineer
Brian Case   Artwork,Layout
Greg Ashley   Engineer
Wymond Miles   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Sequencers
Tim Cohen   Composer,Engineer

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