FRUIT BATS – ” Sometimes A Cloud Is Just A Cloud “

Posted: October 15, 2021 in MUSIC
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It’s impossible to give everything a fair shake around here, and I’ll be honest, the release of Fruit Bats’ LP “The Pet Parade” stunned me last year. We are really digging into this new cut, though, which features as the ‘new track on a comp of faves’ nestled in among the round up of Eric D. Johnson’s favourite works over his career. “Rips Me Up” is doused in a kind of swaggering, tie-loosened ‘70s grandeur. Originally recorded along with the sessions for “The Pet Parade“, the cut didn’t fit the tone of the album, but as a standalone it’s got a sweat-matted and oddly wrecked feeling to it, despite its polished exterior.

Beset by feelings of loss, there’s a pain that’s palpable in Johnson’s tidal breath slide underneath those background vocals. The new collection “Sometimes a Cloud Is Just a Cloud: Slow Growers, Sleeper Hits and Lost Songs” (2001–2021) is out January 28th, 2022 on Merge Records.

Released October 11th, 2021

Produced by Josh Kaufman
Band: EDJ, Joe Russo, Josh Kaufman, Josh Mease, Nathan Vanderpool

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