Look back over the past few Fruit Bats releases and you’ll find a solid handful of greats. “Born In The 70s” and “Earthquake of ’73” off Spelled In Bones. “Seaweed” off Mouthfuls. These were truly great tracks. “Tangie And Ray” off Fruit Bats’ latest LP, Tripper, fits right in. It’s catchy, filled with a folk-pop bounce, and wonderfully crafted. Yet there’s something else…
Tripper, in my opinion, tops all previous Fruit Bats releases. This album seems to hold together better than the others. The songs mesh together and the vast majority yield four to five stars out of five. In a way, it reminds me of last year’s To Dreamers by Kelley Stoltz. The earlier work was good, but not great. This, yes, is great.
And “Tangie And Ray” is easily one of the top two or three tracks on the album. This, folks, is one you won’t want to miss!
The album comes out August 2 on Sub Pop. Pre-order it now, before the world comes crashing down due to debt default.
Download: “Tangie And Ray” by Fruit Bats