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Tripper, the fifth Fruit Bats full-length, was recorded at WACS Studio in Los Angeles with Thom Monahan. For the first week of recording, Fruit Bats leader Eric D. Johnson brought in a full band to capture some of the live excitement of 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. The resulting album, a bittersweet meditation on hitting the road, leaving the familiar behind and reinventing yourself, is a reinvention itself.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 2, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • ASIN: B00555Z1XQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,674 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Sometimes a story can take a long time to tell. Eric D. Johnson, who has recorded and performed as the Fruit Bats for a decade now, had a story like that, a chance encounter that had rattled around his head for years. He’s tried to write it as a short story, a play, a movie…yet until now couldn’t get it down just right. Finally he decided to make a song out of it, and the ... Read more in Amazon's Fruit Bats Store

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Fruit Bats may be the most amazing contribution I've gotten from Spotify, to-date.
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End with the cruising-altitude three-feel and optimism of "Picture of a Bird" and you have yet another triumph for Eric D. Johnson and the Fruit Bats.
M. Stebbins
The fact that its predecessors were such great albums as well is nothing short of a miracle these days.
T. Oast

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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Andrew H. Lee on August 2, 2011
Format: Audio CD
BUY TRIPPER BY FRUIT BATS IF...

1. ...you already know and love any previous album by Eric Johnson and company.

2. ...you enjoy the music of any other of a number of Pacific Northwestern-connected bands with nature-connected names like Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Modest Mouse, The Shins, Blitzen Trapper, Horse Feathers, Pedro the Lion, The Head and the Heart, The Cave Singers, The Long Winters...

3. ...you like to support the kinds of bands that the general public is still not fully aware of yet (and may never be) - the kinds of bands with songs playing in the background on popular television shows - the kinds of bands that usually only musicians and true music fans can tell you all about...

4. ...you like the sound of any of the following words/phrases: indie, sunny, strummy, acoustic, hippie, story song, DIY, synth-flavored, found sound, 1970's, falsetto, road trip, Beatlesque...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. Oast on September 17, 2011
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In my opinion 'The Ruminant Band' was basically a perfect album. The fact that its predecessors were such great albums as well is nothing short of a miracle these days. When I heard about the upcoming release of 'Tripper' I hoped for the best, but was fully prepared to finally witness the inevitable pitfall that every band hits after releasing a string of successful albums. 'Tripper' is not that. It continues their impeccable reputation for albums that are just wonderful all the way through and never fail to put a smile on your face. If you want to hear just flat out great music... buy this album.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. Stebbins on August 2, 2011
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The Fruit Bats continue to surprise and delight with another album full of diverse styles and excellent songwriting. If you know the Fruit Bats already, you won't be disappointed with their latest efforts. With each album, the Fruit Bats capture a myriad of styles and demonstrate mastery of their craft in a way which lifts your spirits.

"You're Too Weird" stands out as an upbeat rock number with a blend of characteristically quirky instrumentation and vocal style. This song has a deeply satisfying harmonic shift at the 2:30 mark which gives resolution to the pining verses which begin the song.

"Heart Like an Orange" and "Shivering Fawn" will sound familiar to Fruit Bats fans with their rural landscapes and easy-rock grooves.

"So Long", "Tangie and Ray", and "Dolly" are more strongly reminiscent of 1970's musical styles and feature more echoing electronic sounds and organ than past efforts.

The tension created with the sound of vibes punctuated by percussion and intermittent piano chords in "The Banishment Song" gives way to the ethereal instrumental "The Fen". All of this resolves into the tender philosophical musings of "Wild Honey". End with the cruising-altitude three-feel and optimism of "Picture of a Bird" and you have yet another triumph for Eric D. Johnson and the Fruit Bats.
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By MeghanThinks on January 30, 2014
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Where did these guys come from? Fruit Bats may be the most amazing contribution I've gotten from Spotify, to-date. Amazing album, and the band has some other great stuff out too.
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By Stephen W. Cranshaw on April 25, 2013
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These 60 year old music-addicted ears can hear John Lennon singing So Long in an alternate universe where he lived on to make more beautiful music.
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By Reuben on February 7, 2013
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Thanks this product is great and came quickly. I would recommend it to any one. I will shop here again.
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