Monday, November 07, 2005


Artist / Band: FRUIT BATS
Album: Spelled In Bones
File Under: Folk Pop
Label: Sub Pop
Info: Eric Johnson has been making experimental and pop-inflected folk-rock with increasing compositional and thematic complexity since Califone/Perishable Records founders Tim Rutili and Ben Massarella prompted him to explore his craft in the mid-'90s. Johnson's recordings, enriched by contributions from an ever-revolving cast of Chicagoan characters (the current lineup includes I Rowboat's Dan Strack and percussionist John Byce) used a melancholy hand to touch on love and the human experience on 2001's Perishable debut, Echolocation, and 2003's Sub Pop-released Mouthfuls. Around the release of Mouthfuls, Harp magazine described the Fruit Bats as residing somewhere on a continuum between Califone and The Shins, combining, "...the latter's widescreen vision with the former's melodic knack to create something at once familiar and new." read more from the source...

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