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Fruit Bats announce first album for Merge, touring

Fruit Bats

Eric D. Johnson’s long-running indie folk project Fruit Bats signed to Merge last year, and now they’re set to release their new album Gold Past Life on June 21 via their new label home (pre-order). The first single is the laid-back “The Bottom Of It,” which EDJ says is “a song about simple victories, told a little bit through the notion of finding strange and fortuitous totems (round stones, turkey feathers, dead deer) and keeping them as trophies.” Listen below

Fruit Bats have also announced a tour, surrounding their appearances at Huichica Fest, Red Wing Roots Music Festival, MRG30, Pickathon, and Railbird Festival.

The newly-added dates include Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 27. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today (4/3) at noon and the public on-sale starts Friday (4/5) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

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1. The Bottom of It
2. Gold Past Life
3. Drawn Away
4. Cazadera
5. Ocean
6. Your Dead Grandfather
7. A Lingering Love
8. Barely Living Room
9. Mandy from Mohawk (Wherever You May Be)
10. Dream Would Breathe
11. Two Babies in Michigan

Fruit Bats — 2019 Tour Dates
Jun 7-8 Sonoma, CA – Huichica Fest
Jun 21 Santa Barbara, CA – SOhO
Jun 22 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
Jul 13 Mount Salon, VA – Red Wing Roots Music Festival
Jul 25 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle (MRG30)
Jul 26 Washington, DC – Union Stage
Jul 27 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Aug 1-4 Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
Aug 08 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
Aug 09 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
Aug 10 Indianapolis, IN – HiFi
Aug 11 Lexington, KY – Railbird Festival

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