Release Date: Feb 7, 2012
Record label: Sacred Bones
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Though the creative nucleus of the Fresh & Onlys consists of frontman Tim Cohen and bassist Shayde Sartin, guitarist Wymond Miles is an equally valuable component of the band. Of course he is: It's not like he's a second-chair French horn player for Arcade Fire, he's the lead guitarist of a relatively straightforward garage-rock quartet. Aside from being 25% of the band, his work is integral to the group's success: It's difficult imagining what "Grey-Eyed Girls" would sound like without his rippling, jangly leads or "August in My Mind" and "Waterfall" minus his Morricone-in-a-punk-basement fretwork.
The San Fransisco garage rock scene is becoming increasingly weird and abundant. Case in point: Guitarist Wymond Miles, apparently not sated by the already large amount of music released by his band The Fresh & Onlys, decided it was time for some solo work. That’s not to say that his debut is interchangeable with the material of his more famous project, though.