Fruit Bats / Spelled In Bones
Album: Spelled In Bones   Collection:General
Artist:Fruit Bats   Added:Aug 2005
Label:Sub Pop Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-10-02 Pull Date: 2005-12-04
Week Ending: Dec 4 Nov 20 Nov 13 Oct 30 Oct 23 Oct 9
Airplays: 1 1 1 3 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 14, 2010: Lyric Ballads/Spider Rave
Legs Of Bees
4. Aug 28, 2008: Undrinkably Bad Oddities
Legs Of Bees
2. Oct 30, 2009: Mittens & Scarves
Lives Of Crime
5. Sep 06, 2007: Fiction Romance
The Wind That Blew My Heart Away
3. Jan 18, 2009: The Sonic Bubble
Spelled In Bones
6. May 28, 2007: Something about music
Born In The 70's

Album Review
Elias (Dr Furious)
Reviewed 2005-09-21
Beatlesque indie pop ballads. This sounds like the acoustic base of McCartney's Wings with a slightly more folky-country bend. Elaborate ballads with lush instrumentation and vocal harmonies. If you were to mix Wings with Calexico and maybe Radiohead, you would get Fruit Bats. I love when the lead singer sings at higher pitches like Prince. To come think of it, music minus vocals equal great elevator music!
Play 6, 5, 8, 11
1. Paul McCartney's vocal melodies and harmonies. Did Paul write this one?
2. Piano-based with light casio beats and noisy effects in the background. Viola?
3. Pretty synth. Goes from Radiohead to Wings.
4. Alt country meets Radiohead.
5. Pedal steel guit? and farfissa? Lead singer pitches high like Prince or the BeeGees. This is kind of a fun tune. Very 70s.
6. Rhythmically faster. Bouncy and rockin. Nice organ hooks.
7. Vapid lyrics about bodily injuries... heart-break included.
8. Pretty, smiley song. Atmospheric. Nice piano lines.
9. FCC... "shit".
10. Crooning organ, wah-wah effects, and Dylanesque harmonica and guit lines.
11. Psychedelic! Piano. Sparse acoustic guitar, backward loops, sustained organs. Fades into bird singing.

Track Listing
1. Lives Of Crime   6. Legs Of Bees
2. Silent Life   7. The Earthquake Of '73
3. Tv Waves   8. Traveler's Song
4. Canyon Girl   9. The Wind That Blew My Heart Away
5. Born In The 70's   10. Spelled In Bones
  11. Every Day That We Wake Up It's A Beautiful Day