Posted Nov 11th, 2013 (4:37 pm) by James Hughes
Fruit Bats
Fruit Bats

Chicago, Ill. natives Fruit Bats announced that 13 years is long enough.

With five full length studio albums under their belt, Fruit Bats announced that they are retiring after their anniversary tour. The tour is to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the group's sophomore album Mouthfuls.

"Hey All. So, after 13 years, 5 albums, bunch of tours, and lots of laughs, Fruit Bats is calling it a day. There is no major or dramatic reason – I’m not gonna launch into one of those “the changing face of the music landscape in the digital age,” things. Especially since I don’t even understand any of that stuff. It’s been a long run and time for a change. I’ve been fortunate enough to start scoring movies and producing bands and I’m super excited to continue on with that. Plus I’ll still write songs and make records and play shows, which will scratch any Fruit Bats itch that you’ve got. I mean, Fruit Bats has always ostensibly been a “solo” project, so this is just the start of chapter two, really… But anyway, new music from me still! More on that soon, so please don’t lose touch. This means that these shows next week will be our last (though I think we might plan some kinda epic last gig in Chicago one of these days, but that is to be determined)… So come on out and blow us a kiss goodbye. I know artists always say this but, seriously, thanks for listening, it has been amazing sharing this stuff with you. More to come (from a different angle) soon."

- Eric D. Johnson

Check out the group's video for their track "The Ruminant Band" below, and check out Johnson's interview with Paste Magazine here.

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