Fruit Bats Unveil Music Video – Album Out May 13

Today, Fruit Bats is happy to unveil their music video  for “Humbug Mountain Song” off their forthcoming album Absolute Loser, coming May 13th via Easy Sound Recording Co. Conan O’Brien’s TeamCoCo gave fans a first look at the video featuring Fruit Bats singer-songwriter Eric D. Johnson, battling a bear, tripping out and being buried alive. Watch here

Absolute Loser is the first album that Eric D. Johnson has recorded under the Fruit Bats name since 2011’s Tripper and it represents a triumphant return to name, form, and self. Despite implications, its title refers to the furthest depths of loss itself, rather than the state of those who have lost something. It’s the most honest, most confessional album of Fruit Bats‘ career.  The album was recorded by Thom Monahan who has a long relationship with Johnson.

Fruit Bats will be touring in support of Absolute Loser and the dates kick off

next week, May 5 in Northampton, MA and include a show on May 12 in Brooklyn, NY at Rough Trade and in Los Angeles on May 20 at the Roxy.  The tour concludes at the Nelsonville Music Festival in Nelsonville, OH June 3-5.  Fruit Bats are also confirmed for this year’s Pickathon Festvial in Happy Valley, OR August 5-7.  All the tour dates are listed below.


May 5 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse

May 6 – Burlington VT – Signal Kitchen

May 7 – Somerville, MA – ONCE Ballroom

May 8 – Hudson, NY – Club Helsinki

May 11 – Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents

May 12 – Brooklyn, NYRough Trade SOLD OUT

May 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle

May 14 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel

May 19 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent

May 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy

May 21 – San Diego, CA – Casbah

May 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar

May 24 – Austin, TX – The Parish

May 25 – Dallas, TX – Three Links

May 27 – Colorado Springs, CO – MeadowGrass Music Festival 2016

May 28 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (with My Morning Jacket) SOLD OUT

May 29 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge

May 31 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s

June 1 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi

June 2 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen

June 3-4 – Nelsonville, OH – Nelsonville Music Festival

June 5 – Chicago, IL – Do Division

Jun 10-11 – Sonoma, CA – Huichica

July 22 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival

August 5-7 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon Music Festival

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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