The Fresh & Onlys: Play It Strange
Artist: The Fresh & Onlys
But like I said, I'm kinda over it now and I have The Fresh & Onlys to blame. Though to be fair to TF&O, this year alone, bands like The Strange Boys and Harlem helped me along the way. As I listened to Play It Strange several times, I kept thinking of how they sound like a slightly more accessible version of The Goodnight Loving, who, to me, are the best of the many bands (outside of the standard-bearing Reigning Sound) doing the garage-Americana thing and released a more entertaining record than Play It Strange earlier this year.
Best song: "Waterfall" Rotation: Medium Deja Vu: Goodnight Loving's Supper Club I'd rather listen to: Gun Club's Fire of Love or Miami or Las Vegas Story Grade: C+
"Nothing Not New" is a yearlong project in which New Times editorial operations manager Jay Bennett, a 41-year-old music fan and musician, will listen only to music released in 2010. Each Monday through Friday, he will listen to one new record (no best ofs, reissues, or concert recordings) and write about it. Why? Because in the words of his editor, Martin Cizmar, he suffers from "aesthetic atrophy," a wasting away of one's ability to embrace new and different music as one ages. Read more about this all-too-common ailment here. The "Nothing Not New" Archives:
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