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Blood OrangeYou’re Not Good Enough (Official Video)
Directed by Gia Coppola


Fruit Bats – You’re Too Weird (Sub Pop, 2011)

This is the lead single from EDJ’s forthcoming self-titled debut. Out 8/5/2014 through Easy Sound Recording Company. EDJは、Eric D. Johnsonの新しいソロ・プロジェクトです。

“You’re Not Good Enough” music video follows the release of Palo Alto, Gia’s motion picture directorial debut, which features a dreamy soundtrack by frontman Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange.

Easy Sound Recording Company, a brand new label from Los Angeles, is a new home for Vetiver, Howlin’ Rain, Isobel Campbell, Papercuts, the Donkeys, Rodrigo Amarante (of Little Joy), and EDJ, the new project of former Fruit Bats leader Eric D. Johnson.

スゴイ!スゴイ! ヴェティヴァーに、ペーパーカッツのジェイソン・クエイヴァー、フルーツバッツのエリック・ジョンソンの新プロジェクトEDJ、ドンキーズ、リトル・ジョイのロドリゴ・アマランテ、ハウリン・レインも集結の新レーベル誕生。まず各々未発表トラックを収めた3枚のスプリット7″をレコードストア・デイに、ペーパーカッツ、ロドリゴ・アマランテのアルバムを5月に、ザ・ドンキーズが6月に…と続く模様デス。このレーベルを立ち上げたStephen Browerは、かつてヴァンガードやシュガーヒルのA&R、フィルム・ブログ “Pocket Cinephile”の発行人だったり、だそう。

Introducing the Easy Sound Recording Company

‘Maná,’ which soundtracks this video, is taken from the first solo album “Cavalo” by Rodrigo Amarante (Little Joy), out May 6th via Easy Sound Recording Co., in France on Feb 10th via Rough Trade Records.

La Blogothèque

Rodrigo Amarante I A Take Away Show

Surahn – Watching The World,
taken from the debut 5-song digital EP. (DFA Records)


from The General Assembly

Fruit Bats – You’re Too Weird,
taken from the 2011 album “Tripper,” available through Sub Pop Records.

Huichica Music Festival June 4, 2011
Part Two: Rain Dancing with These United States, Richard Swift w/ Fruit Bats and Sonny & the Sunsets / Video by Cult Sonoma

Huichica Music Festival is an annual all-day concert at Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma, California. Conceived by winery owner Jeff Bundschu and Fruit Bat’s frontman Eric Johnson after the band’s 2009 performance at the outdoor amphitheater.

WATCH more … Part One: Refuge from the Deluge – David Williams, CB Brand, Tu Fawning & Breathe Owl Breathe / Part Three: Clear Skies for J. Mascis & Fruit Bats

Fruit Bats – You’re Too Weird (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
Directed by The General Assembly
Also … Full Album Trailer Video, HERE. 驚愕の…

Fruit Bats – You’re Too Weird

Fruit Bats – Tangie and Ray

The Both tracks are taken from the forthcoming fifth full-length “Tripper” by Eric D. Johnson’s Fruit Bats, due out on August 2nd via Sub Pop. It was recorded at WACS Studio in Los Angeles with Thom Monahan. Eric D. Johnson has been also known for his sideman duties including Califone, Vetiver and The Shins, and more recently, soundtrack work for films like “Ceremony” and the soon-to-be-released “Our Idiot Brother” (directed by Jesse Peretz and starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer).

Andy Cabic of Vetiver and Eric Johnson of Fruit Bats performing the Bobby Charles tune “I Must Be In a Good Place Now,” in a 100-year-old cabin on the Bundschu property.  The session is presented by Yours Truly and High/Low Film.

RIP Bobby Charles (February 21, 1938 – January 14, 2010)

Eric Johnson (a non-permanent member of the Shins, as well as working with Vetiver) from his own band Fruit Bats performed “Joy to the World” at WNRN in Charlottesville, Virginia on March 19, 2010 , before their show at The Southern. Song appears on their album “The Ruminant Band.”

Fruit Bats’ BLOG

Fruit Bats – The Ruminant Band

Daytrotter Session, Feb 22, 2010
Flamingo, Revolution Blues/Union Blanket, Singing Joy To The World
(Illustration by Johnnie Cluney / Sound engineering by Mike Gentry)

Fruit Bats and Seymour, photo by Annie Beedy