Fruit Bats’ Eric Johnson On His Life-Affirming New Album, Absolute Loser
Mon, 16 May 2016 08:51:33
Eric D. Johnson is many things: songwriter, producer, scorer of films, curator of music fests. He's sidelined in bands like The Shins, Vetiver, and Califone; formed, and then folded, his own sideproject, EDJ; and folded, then re-formed his longtime indie folk band, Fruit Bats.
It's been a winding road for the 39-year-old artist and wearer-of-many-hats, though one guided, Johnson says, by luck, preparedness, and ironically, the grace that comes with putting it all out there.
ARTISTdirect Interviews' Gwendolyn Elliott spoke with Johnson recently to talk about getting the band back together, the new album, Absolute Loser, and the cathartic journey that brought it all into being.
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