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Album Review

Lethargic, moody rock that traces modern Americana through a series of traditional and electronic instrumentation. The debut album from this batty quintet never quite achieves the grand statement it aims for, but the pleasures — small and amiable — are soaked in the rustic landscapes and arcane vibe that surround Echolocation.

Customer Reviews

Just another 5 star album by the Fruit Bats.

Amazing album. Everytime I listen it puts me in a very wonderful place and time in my life. Filthy Water is my favorite song here but its all good of course. Cant wait till the next release, Tripper was amazing. If I had to make a list the Fruit Bats would be at the top.

Love fruit bats!!

I  listening to these guys!! they are so talented! My favorite song from this album is "Glass in your Feet" it's so catchy! Keep it up.. Worth the price!


Still my favorite album, I am surprised how low rated this one is compared to the others. Although anything Fruit Bats make is solid. Great album!


Formed: 1999 in Chicago, IL

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Originally hailing from Chicago, Fruit Bats featured an ever-changing lineup based around the folk-pop songwriting of bandleader Eric D. Johnson (not to be confused with the Eric Johnson from Archers of Loaf or the guitar virtuoso of the same name). Johnson began writing songs on his four-track in the mid-'90s before forming I Rowboat, a Velvet Underground-inspired indie rock band. He also began dabbling in folk music with two of the band's members, guitarist Dan Strack and drummer Brian Belval,...
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