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Fruit Bats

Here’s a rundown of the essential albums available online and in record stores today: … More »


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Fruit Bats, ‘The Ruminant Band’ (Sub Pop)

This folkie indie-pop band doesn’t slam you with hooks on its fourth album — everything is catchy in a modest, reasonable way. Backed by Allman-esque guitars (title track, “Feather Bed”)… More »


Two longtime members of the Shins were notably missing from the band’s recent Washington State tour-opener. Bassist/keyboardist Marty Crandall was replaced by Ron Lewis (Fruit Bats, Grand Archives) and drummer… More »


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