Tripper, Fruit Bats’ fifth but most accomplished record to date, is available to you, Fruit Bats fan, on August 2nd of this very year but I’m here to tell you, you can order it at this very moment!
As someone who has listened to every note ever recorded by the aforementioned band, I can say with complete confidence that this is in fact their best record—and while all of their albums are blinding diamonds of songwriting brilliance in their own right, Tripper shines the brightest. If the promise of the best record from a ridiculously accomplished band isn’t enough to get you to make a transaction with us, Sub Pop Records, we are also willing to sweeten the deal with the scent of Fruit Bats’ native region—(and by that we mean the Pacific Northwest.) That’s right, if you pre-order Tripper on CD or LP (which, as per the usual, comes with a digital download code), you’ll receive Fruit Bats-selected, Doug Fir-scented incense from the Northwest’s finest Incensery, the folks at Juniper Ridge. I think you’ll find that this scent will be the perfect addition to set the mood for a proper Northwest-style first listen of this new record. And that’s not it! If you pre-order the record through us (or at some select independent retailers), you’ll receive the LP on limited editiion blue vinyl! We’ll also throw in some stickers and a link for you to stream the entire record so you don’t have to wait until you receive your order to find out how accurate my assessment of Tripper is.