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Fruition Releases New Record WATCHING IT ALL FALL APART, Announce Tour Dates With Jack Johnson


Fruition Releases New Record WATCHING IT ALL FALL APART, Announce Tour Dates With Jack Johnson

Throughout Watching It All Fall Apart, the band's let-the-bad-times-roll mentality reveals itself in ever-shifting tones and moods. The record's pre-released singles kicked off with the gracefully chaotic "I'll Never Sing Your Name" complete with a sing-along ready chorus, leading right into the stark and sleepy "Northern Town," where Mimi Naja's smoldering vocals channel the ache of longing, the track's twangy guitar lines blending beautifully with its swirling string arrangement.

American Songwriter premiered "Northern Town" saying "The lonesome love song is built on a richly layered arrangement that swells and grows more hopeful as the song progresses. Coupled with previously released Watching track 'I'll Never Sing Your Name,' it's an intriguing taste of things to come."

One of the few album cuts to have already appeared in Fruition's setlist, "There She Was" sheds the heavy funk influence of its live version and gets reimagined as a shimmering, soulful number documenting Kellen Asebroek's real-life run-in with an ex at a local bar. Watch Fruition play that new arrangement live at Portland's Crystal Ballroom via Live For Live Music.

Meanwhile, "Turn to Dust" emerges as a weary but giddy piece of psych-pop chronicling the end of a failed romance. The song's opening lyric also lends the album its title, which partly serves as "a commentary on the general state of the world today," according to Asebroek. "Even if you're mostly an optimistic person, it's hard not to feel down when you look at all the insanity happening right now."

In a departure from their usual DIY approach, Fruition teamed up with acclaimed producer/mixer Tucker Martine to adorn their folk-rooted sound with delicately crafted elements of psychedelia and soul, bringing to life the same kinetic urgency found in Fruition's live sound with the always stunning harmonies of the band's three singer-songwriters Jay Cobb Anderson, Kellen Asebroek and Mimi Naja.

Tour Dates:

02/02 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre^

02/03 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre^

02/07 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada*

02/08 - St. Louis, MO @ Atomic Cowboy Pavillion*

02/09 - Chicago, IL @ Martyrs*

02/10 - Columbus, OH @ Woodlands Tavern

02/14 - Lexington, KY @ The Burl

02/15 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar

02/16 - Covington, KY @ Octave

02/17 - Chattanooga, TN @ Revelry Room

02/18 - Nashville, TN @ 3rd and Lindsley

02/21 - Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic Lounge

02/22 - Wichita, KS @ Barleycorn's

02/24 - Steamboat Springs, CO @ WinterWonderGrass Festival

03/17 - West Dover, VT @ Shamrock Weekend Mt Snow

04/06 - Olympic Valley, CA @ WinterWonderGrass Tahoe

04/12 - Las Vegas, NV @ Bender Jamboree

04/25 - Del Valle, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater^^

04/26 - The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion^^

04/27 - Irving, TX @ The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory ^^

05/01 - Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater^^

05/02 - Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater^^

05/24 - Cumberland, MD @ DelFest

05/25 - Cumberland, MD @ DelFest

05/26 - Cumberland, MD @ DelFest

05/27 - Cumberland, MD @ DelFest

06/01 - Taos, NM @ Music On the Mothership

06/10 - Palisade, CO @ Palisade Bluegrass and Roots

06/28 - Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest

07/07 - Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival

07/08 - Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival

07/21 - North Plains, OR @ Northwest String Summit

07/22 - North Plains, OR @ Northwest String Summit

08/18 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre (opening for Railroad Earth)

* with support from Daniel Edward Rodriguez of Elephant Revival

^ with support from Rayland Baxter and featuring a string section led by Bevin Foley of Trout Steak Revival

^^ Opening for Jack Johnson

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