House of Spirits

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  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for the San Francisco garage/psych rock quartet was partially influenced by Tim Cohen's stay in Arizona.
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  1. Aug 25, 2014
    These 12 songs can work individually or as a whole, depending on your mood and in the end they’ve done it again, one of 2014′s best.
  2. Jun 11, 2014
    Overall, the Fresh & Onlys have retained the standard of excellence established over the past half decade or so across a myriad releases for a number of well-regarded indie labels and crafted a solid release worthy of more in-depth consideration and late-night spins after everyone else has gone home and you’re left alone contemplating your own house of spirits.
  3. Jun 20, 2014
    There are differences around the edges that are making Fresh & Onlys ever more interesting, fresher and more singular, a better version of what they have been promising all along.
  4. Jun 4, 2014
    The Fresh & Onlys’ most cohesive record yet, House Of Spirits doesn’t break any new ground or take any unexpected detours, but rather solidifies their position as the foremost new-wave revivalists around. Read more at
  5. Jun 25, 2014
    Although the construction of these songs are as stacked as on other F&O albums, this time around, the piling up of bridges, solos, and refrains only adds to House of Spirits’ tangible claustrophobia.
  6. Jun 10, 2014
    House of Spirits isn't exactly urgent, but there's pleasure in its slowness.
  7. Jun 4, 2014
    House of Spirits is a half-success, showing promise and ambition but lacking both the direction and the songs to be anything but a minor addition to the band’s catalogue.

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