Label: Sub Pop
Catalog #: 70610
Fruit Bats are from Chicago, Illinois. The line-up is a bit nebulous, but revolves around Eric Johnson (guitars, keys, songwriting). Eric sings most of the leads, everybody else sings with him. The more observant amongst you might recognize Eric from his stint playing guitar and banjo with near-legendary folk weirdoes Califone, or as live multi-instrumentalist with Ugly Casanova and Sally Timms. Fruit Bats have toured with Modest Mouse, The Shins and Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, and they’ve done a handful of headlining tours as well. Produced by Brian Deck, Mouthfuls is a collection of beautiful, heart-felt music in an age that resists beautiful, heart-felt music. Call them love songs dedicated to Ma Nature, primal lullabies, folk-pop gems (with an increasing emphasis on pop). It’s music for all sorts, or at least, the curious soul in everyone.