Fruit Bats - Mouthfuls (Indie exclusive, colored vinyl)
Limited edition indie retail pressing on straw colored vinyl with alternate album cover.
From the Fruit Bat himself, Eric D. Johnson - "Around the making of the album, Fruit Bats had coalesced into a duo with Gillian Lisée and myself. It was sort of like our own mini cocaine-free version of Rumors. She wrote the bridge to ‘Magic Hour,’ which is totally about her. We also co-wrote ‘Track Rabbits’ together which is still one of my favorite things I've ever done and probably my favorite song on Mouthfuls. I wrote ‘When U Love Somebody’ at the very last minute right before we started to record. It was kind of the throwaway track, which of course became by far the most popular song on the album and still probably the most popular Fruit Bats song, I was just trying to make something that sounded like Ray Davies, or even more specifically The Beatles’ ‘Two of Us.’ Also, I spelled ‘you’ with a ‘U’ to reference Prince. People still like dancing to this one at our shows and I’m still cool with playing it. Brian Deck was the wizard on this one, plain and simple. I really just wanted to make something that sounded like Nilsson or Ray Davies or psychy-folky, but Brian had the concept for folding in electronics and weirdness. There’s a lot of headphone ear candy on this record, which at times sounds really small-sounding at first listen but is really pretty orchestrated."