The Fresh & Onlys

Those rock fans pining for a return to the Reagan-era days when shadowy jangle-rock bands from overseas like Echo & the Bunnymen and the Church set the listening agenda for legions of cool kids would do well to seek out Bay Area band the Fresh & Onlys. The group's excellent just-released fourth album, Long Slow Dance, features the sort of spiraling hooks, quirky xylophone fills, and harmonized sighing made famous by the aforementioned acts while adding enough wrinkles of their own to be more than a mere big-hair nostalgia trip. It helps that frontman Tim Cohen's dead-eyed croon boasts just the right degree of detachment for his band's ice-water-veined material. 18+.
Sun., Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m., 2012

 
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