Thanks to all the stations that helped Fruit Bats’ The Pet Parade slide into the NACC Top Five this week. Here’s looking at you, AM 1700, CHIRP, CHMR, CJAM, CKUA, DMPulse Media, Inhailer Radio, Iowa Public Radio, Jefferson Public Radio, KALX, KDHX, KDUR, KEUL, KFFP, KGLT, KMUD, KNNN, KRBX, KRUA, KRZA, KUMD, KVMR, KWLC, KXCI, KXRY, KZMU, OHIO.FM, SiriusXM: The Loft, SiriusXM: XMU, WARY, WAWL, WCNI, WCSF, WCXS, WCYT, WDWN, WERA, WERU, WGDR, WGLT, WHPC, WKNC, WLUR, WMEB, WMNF, WMUH, WNCW, WONC, WOWD, WRHU, WRRC, WRSU, WRTC, WSCA, WSPN, WUNH, WUTK, WVUD, WWUH, WXAC, WXNA, and WZBT.
According to Brooklyn Vegan, part of The Pet Parade‘s appeal comes from its sonic connection to last year’s Bonny Light Horseman album, which features both Fruit Bats’ Eric D. Johnson and producer Josh Kaufman, who helmed The Pet Parade. According to BV, “A lot of the material on the Bonny Light Horseman album came from centuries-old folk songs, while Fruit Bats’ new album is all original songs, but much of that same Bonny Light Horseman magic was captured on this album too. The overall vibe of The Pet Parade actually sounds more like Bonny Light Horseman than it sounds like Fruit Bats’ indie classic Mouthfuls, or even Fruit Bats’ last album. Eric uses the same high, lonesome, and airy vocal style that he brought to BLH, and the acoustic guitars have that same warm, spacious vibe of the Bonny Light Horseman album. He and Josh Kaufman have both made a lot of great music apart, but together, they’ve really crafted a unique, super appealing sound and it’s some of the best music of Eric D. Johnson’s career.” Read the review here, and help The Pet Parade in its assault on the upper echelons of the NACC Chart next week!