DOWNLOAD: Fruit Bats - "Tangie & Ray" (new MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Fruit Bats - "WACS" (feat. J Mascis) (new MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Fruit Bats - "The Ruminant Band" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Fruit Bats - "My Unusual Friend" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Fruit Bats - "Silent Life" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Fruit Bats - "Lives of Crime" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Fruit Bats - "A Bit of Wind" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Fruit Bats - "Slipping through the Sensors" (MP3)

Fruit Bats at MHOW in 2009 (more by Raymond Haddad)
Fruit Bats

Fruit Bats are set to release their fourth LP Tripper on August 2 via Sub Pop. The album was recorded at WACS Studio in LA with Thom Monahan, who produced the last four Vetiver albums. According to to Sub Pop's site:

"For the first week of recording, [Eric D.] Johnson brought in a full band--Sam Wagster, Ron Lewis and Graeme Gibson--to capture some of the live excitement of the previous Fruit Bats album, 2009's The Ruminant Band. However, having recently worked alone on soundtracks for an extended period, Johnson knew that he wanted Tripper to be more of a solitary pursuit than his previous album. For the remaining four weeks, he worked with Monahan to deepen and refine the sound."

Grab the single "Tangie & Ray" above, along with a bunch of older track and the recently recorded non-album track "WACS" (aka the studio Tripper was recorded in) which is a collaboration with their Sub Pop labelmate J Mascis.

In addition to sharing a producer, Fruit Bats and Vetiver are also Sub Pop labelmates, have difficult band names to Wikipedia for (Fruit Bats, Vetiver) and Fruit Bat Eric D. Johnson was a sideman in Vetiver. They also play a NYC together on September 13 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets go on sale Friday (7/8) at noon. Fruit Bats have other upcoming dates throughout the summer, but no full tour announcement yet. What is announced is listed below.

Meanwhile Vetiver, whose last NYC show was at Mercury Lounge, play the Bell House with Yellowbirds and Meg Baird on July 10th. Tickets are still on sale.

All tour dates, album art, tracklist, and mp3 below...


Tony the Tripper
So Long
Tangie and Ray
Shivering Fawn
You're Too Weird
Heart Like an Orange
The Banishment Song
The Fen
Wild Honey
Picture of a Bird

Fruit Bats -- 2011 Tour Dates
Friday, July 29, 2011 A Club, Spokane WA w/Ages and Ages & Blitzen Trapper
Saturday, July 30, 2011 BellTower, Pullman WA
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 Easy Street (Queen Anne), Seattle WA - Record release day in-store @ 7PM
Friday, August 5, 2011 Pickathon Festival, Happy Valley OR
Saturday, August 6, 2011 Pickathon Festival, Happy Valley OR
Sunday, August 14, 2011 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR (solo)
Monday, August 22, 2011 Marymoor Park, Redmond WA w/ The Decemberists
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Malkin Bowl, Vancouver Canada w/ The Decemberists
Saturday, September 3, 2011 Gorge Ampitheatre, Gorge WA - DMB Caravan at the Gorge
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY w/ Vetiver

Vetiver -- other 2011 Tour Dates
Tuesday, July 5 - Band on the Wall (UK), Manchester United Kingdom
Wednesday, July 6 - Glee Club (UK), Birmingham United Kingdom
Thursday, July 7 - Fleche D'Or, Paris France
Sunday, July 10 - Bell House, The, Brooklyn NY
Friday, August 5 - Pickathon Festival, Happy Valley OR
Saturday, August 6 - Pickathon Festival, Happy Valley OR
Sunday, August 7 - Pickathon Festival, Happy Valley OR
Wednesday, August 10 - Troubadour, Hollywood CA
Thursday, August 11 - Sophia's Thai Kitchen, Davis CA
Saturday, August 13 - Outside Lands Festival, San Francisco CA
Sunday, September 4 - Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle WA