“Gold Past Life finds [Fruit Bats‘ Eric D.] Johnson hitting his stride as one of the best and most under-appreciated songwriters around. Quite possibly his most assured release to date, the album shines on the strength of Johnson’s simple yet pretty compositions and his uncanny knack for marrying breezy and infectious pop with poignant melancholia. All of which is buoyed by a refreshing honesty and lingering hopefulness that’s both pleasing and uplifting.” This is according to Rutland Herald, which reviewed Fruit Bats’ Merge Records debut late last year. Read the full thing here.
The record is perfect for springtime, so make sure to give it some spins as the weather thaws!