Fruit Bats Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Band leader and singer Eric D. Johnson often comes from a retro place, and he mixes things up with grace and fluidity. The spacey remoteness of the beautiful "The Banishment Song," for instance, sits really nicely next to the country-tinged sound of "Heart Like an Orange" and the lighthearted, upbeat, 1970s-soul-sound of "You're Too Weird" and "Dol...view item
“Spelled in Bones” is just as melodic but livelier than its predecessor “Mouthfuls”. It is less folky, more indie-pop. “Lives of Crime” and “Silent Life” are a superb opening couplet, the upbeat nature adds a Beatles-esque quality to what was already a beautiful sound ...view item
Fruit Bats released the gloriously melodic folk rock album “Mouthfuls” in 2003. Eric D. Johnson’s nasal voice is reminiscent of antipodean acts such as Tall Drawfs and Grant McLennan of The Go-Betweens.
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