Eric D. Johnson’s Fruit Bats will light up the Top Hat at 9 p.m. Friday, May 4, with Pure Bathing Culture and Mountain Breathers slated to open.
Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 15. They can be purchased online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com, Rockin’ Rudy’s, The Source in the University Center at The University of Montana and at Ear Candy Music.
Since signing with Sub Pop Records in 2002, the Fruit Bats have released four albums with their latest, “Tripper,” released in 2011. Johnson recorded “Tripper” at WACS Studio in Los Angeles with Thom Monahan, best known as producer for the last four Vetiver albums and Devendra Banhart’s “Cripple Crow.” His expertise in synthesizers was critical to the 2011 Fruit Bats’ keyboard-heavy album.
Pure Bathing Culture formed in Portland, Ore. in 2011 by indie pop duo Daniel Hindman and Sarah Versprille. Both formerly performed in the band Vetiver.
Mountain Breathers is the collaborative folk project between California-songwriter Chase McBride and Missoula multi-instrumentalist Michael Corson. Based in Missoula, the duo mixes strong harmonies, endearing lyrics and mature songwriting into a unique style of folk.