Fruit Bats have released the titular track off their forthcoming album Gold Past Life, out June 21 from Merge.
Eric D. Johnson says that the new track addresses “love and fate and the meaningless random brutal nature of the universe. Y’know, small stuff and big stuff!”
Despite the vintage-sounding peppiness of “Gold Past Life,” Johnson’s assured songwriting keeps memories at a distance to avoid the risk of glorifying nostalgia.
Listen to “Gold Past Life” below, and see Fruit Bats’ upcoming tour dates included further down, beneath Johnson’s 2016 visit to the Paste Studio.
Fruit Bats Tour Dates:
07-08 – Sonoma, Calif. @ Huichica Fest
21 – Santa Barbara, Calif. @ SOhO
22 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Lodge Room
13 – Mount Salon, Va. @ Red Wing Roots Music Festival
25 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle (MRG30)
26 – Washington, D.C. @ Union Stage
27 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
01-04 – Happy Valley, Ore. @ Pickathon
08 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Turf Club
09 – Chicago, Ill. @ Thalia Hall
10 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ HiFi
11 – Lexington, Ky. @ Railbird Festival