Have Loose been the best local promoters this year? 2009 has seen Liz and Ryan rope in big names (Mae Shi, Marnie Stern, Dirty Projectors) as well as the myriad tiny bands (Jesus H. Foxx, Labasheeda, Grand Pocket Orchestra) that flicker from anywhere between five minutes and five years. Raise a glass to people who work to bring you good things. This is their Christmas party. It will be great. And turn up early for Spencer, for as the man says: “We’ll be playing this as a 10 piece band featuring cello, violin, flute, trumpet, sax, drums, bass and additional vocalists.” Phew!
Loose Christmas Party:
FRUIT BATS (The Shins/Vetiver side project)
THE SPENCER MCGARRY SEASON
Friday 18th December 7.30pm-10.30pm
Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Tickets £8 adv from TicketWeb /Spillers Records / Diverse Newport
*this show is on black friday so early purchase is recommended*
FRUIT BATS started in the mid 1990s as the 4-track project of ERIC D. JOHNSON from THE SHINS / VETIVER.
Tours and friendships with Modest Mouse, Iron and Wine and The Shins led to Fruit Bats signing with Sub Pop in 2002, and the release of ‘Mouthfuls’ which ended up on many ‘best of’ lists, followed by 2 more albums.
Fruit Bats reassembled in late 2008, and have just released new album ‘The Ruminant Band’ on Sub Pop.
“breezy summer pop, full of summery guitar jangle, tremulous tenor melodies and bright rustic rhythms” – Dusted