Tripper Spearheading the Sub Pop folk renaissance alongside Fleet Foxes and Blitzen Trapper, the Chicago quartet play the kind of rootsy beard-rock on Tripper that's beloved… Tripper Spearheading the Sub Pop folk renaissance alongside Fleet Foxes and Blitzen Trapper, the Chicago quartet play the kind of rootsy beard-rock on Tripper that's beloved… 2011-08-02 Fruit Bats Indie Rock Sub Pop
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Tripper (2011)

Fruit Bats | JACKPOT, 'TRIPPER' Singer-guitarist Johnson provides rootsy riffs worthy of toe-tapping fun
JACKPOT, 'TRIPPER' Singer-guitarist Johnson provides rootsy riffs worthy of toe-tapping fun
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Aug 02, 2011; Lead Performance: Fruit Bats; Genre: Indie Rock; Production: Sub Pop

Spearheading the Sub Pop folk renaissance alongside Fleet Foxes and Blitzen Trapper, the Chicago quartet play the kind of rootsy beard-rock on Tripper that's beloved by guys in lumberjack shirts. Anchored by singer-guitarist (and Shins bassist) Eric D. Johnson, they pay tribute to mangy coyotes and train-hopping hobos over a lovely ramble-tamble you can tap your bare feet to. ''She should dance if she wants to dance,'' sings Johnson on ''So Long.'' Whoever she is, she will. B+

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Vintage-keyboard ballad So Long
Classic-rock boogie You're Too Weird

Originally posted Aug 03, 2011 Published in issue #1167 Aug 12, 2011 Order article reprints
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