By Marcus Kagler
Fruits Bats bridge the gap between the shimmering indie pop of The Shins and the acoustic folk Americana of Uncle Tupelo. More of a recording project than a band, Fruit Bats are the brainchild of Eric Johnson (the other Eric Johnson, not the one from Archers of Loaf or the guitar wizard of the same name). As Fruit Bats, Johnson specializes in crafting mellow acoustic-pop with subtle electronic flourishes.
Johnson’s career began in Chicago when he bought a four-track recorder off a friend for $80 sometime in the mid-’90s. Although he was in a local band called I... Read More