Fruit Bats / A River Running to Your Heart
Album: A River Running to Your Heart   Collection:General
Artist:Fruit Bats   Added:Apr 2023
Label:Merge Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2023-04-24 Pull Date: 2023-06-26
Week Ending: Jun 25 Jun 18 Jun 11 Jun 4 May 28 May 21 May 14 May 7
Airplays: 2 1 2 1 2 2 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 02, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
See the World By Night
4. Jul 07, 2023: KZSU Time Traveler
Rushin' River Valley
2. Oct 14, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
Rushin' River Valley
5. Jul 01, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
Sick Of This Feeling
3. Jul 15, 2023: Music Casserole
The Deep Well, Rushin' River Valley
6. Jun 24, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
We Used To Live Here

Album Review
Mr. Bones
Reviewed 2023-04-16
This release, which comes hot on the heels of a great 2nd release with Bonnie Light Horseman, sees Eric D. Johnson embellishing his infectious indie-folk-rock sound with shimmering orchestration, resulting in a 21st century Laurel Canyon feel in the spirit of Joni Mitchell. While a bit more polished than previous releases, his delightful soft vocals and signature lilt still take center stage. Thematically it addresses the meaning of home, which for this native Chicagoan who has spent a good part of his life out west, is anywhere you set your writer's pad.

RIYL: Head & Heart, Fleet Foxes, The Shins
FCC: None

1 Dim North Start - spacey instrumental (fast, 0:51)

2 Rushin' River Valley - upbeat, twinkly piano & guitar over sweet vocals (fast,3:47)***

3 See The World By Night - somber with prominent bass line & spooky break (med, 3:00)*

4 Tacoma - catchy toe tapper ala Pokey LaFarge (med, 3:24)*

5 Waking Up In Los Angeles - soft & dreamy ode to the city of angels with great guitar intro (med, 4:02)**

6 We Used to Live Here - drop dead beautiful reminiscence on one's first adult home with acoustic guitar & synths (med, 2:45)***          

7 It All Comes Back - melancholic dream pop (med, 3:59)

8 Sick Of This Feeling - dreamy but somber with falsetto harmonies (med, 3:33)*

9 The Deep Well - ethereal with jazz flavor & soaring orchestration & synths (med, 3:44)*

10 Meridian - soft instrumental with light synths & meandering feel (slow, 3:32)

11 Jesus Tap' - somewhat chaotic (med, 2:22)

Track Listing
1. Dim North Star   6. We Used To Live Here
2. Rushin' River Valley   7. It All Comes Back
3. See the World By Night   8. Sick Of This Feeling
4. Tacoma   9. The Deep Well
5. Waking Up in Los Angeles   10. Meridian
  11. Jesus Tap Dancing Christ (It's Good to Be Home)