We like fruit bats (they don’t eat people! Yay!), but we really like the Fruit Bats, the lovely folk-pop outfit behind, as you may recall, one of our favorite rainy-day songs of all time.
Now, the Seattle-via-Chicago fivesome are releasing their fourth album, The Ruminant Band, on Sub Pop this August 4,though you can get a full stream of the album starting today, exclusively on the Music Mix.
So grab a pitcher of lemonade (and perhaps a boozy mixer), and find a sunny patch; these are songs for summertime:
More from EW’s Music Mix:
Friendly Fires: Mercury-nomiated Brit rockers debut video for ‘Kiss of Life’
Florence and the Machine, Kasabian lead Mercury Prize short list
Monsters of Folk: Hear their first single!
Summer ‘09 playlist: Refresh!