Fruit Bats

New Albums from Jay Reatard, Jim James, Japandroids, and More

Here's a rundown of the essential albums available online and in record stores today:…
SPIN Staff / August 4, 2009

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…
Jason Gross / August 4, 2009

Shins Frontman Talks New Lineup, Album

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…
Melissa Goldstein / May 7, 2009