FRUIT BATS with BLUE GIANT and THE SINGLEMAN AFFAIR at the Pike Room

THURSDAY MARCH 25, 2010
doors at 8PM
tickets: $10 (buy tickets)

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Using bright melodies, defiantly major-key chord structures, natural imagery mixed with the occasional blazing insight and tender observation, the FRUIT BATS have never shied away from darkness, but more uncommon in this day and age, they’ve refused to shy away from light. With their latest, 'The Ruminant Band,' this tradition continues in characteristically rich and involving fashion. Consider the title: it’s no coincidence or shortcut that the name of the second track was plucked to represent the album as a whole. “Band” is the operative word here, as the Fruit Bats lineup has expanded to five, who in turn expand the sonic scope of Eric D. Johnson’s songs to include the barn-floor stomp of “The Hobo Girl” and the Fleetwood Mac-esque shimmy of the title track. On a recent message to fans on the band’s website, Johnson promised on behalf of the Bats, “We are going to choogle for you.” And while the potential for chooglin’ has always existed in some form all the way back to Johnson’s earliest 4-track experiments, The Ruminant Band sees it flower in full.

With BLUE GIANT and THE SINGLEMAN AFFAIR.

 

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