Portland, OR’s Fruition share the music video for their song “Baby Let’s Go,” off their recently released EP Fire. The band also kick off their U.S. tour in support of the EP tonight in Arcata, CA with shows in San Francisco, Grand Rapids, Chicago, Milwaukee and many more to follow.
Three of the tracks on Fire are from the same sessions in which the band recorded their latest full-length album Watching It All Fall Apart (LoHi Records) with acclaimed producer Tucker Martine (First Aid Kit, My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists), with the 4th track, “New Colosuss,” being mixed and engineered by the band’s own Tyler Thompson.
Watch live performance of “Fire” via YouTube:
Stream the Fire EP via Spotify:
Fruition will be donating the proceeds from the first 3 months of digital sales and streaming for the tracks “Dirty Thieves” and “New Colosuss” to charities closely tied to the subject matter of each track.
“Dirty Thieves” was written by Jay Cobb Anderson as a result of the band’s van being broken into while playing a show at Brick & Mortar in San Francisco’s Mission district. The song references being woken up to the area’s homeless problem by the sound of shattered glass, feeling inconvenienced by the theft at first, but upon looking closer, seeing it as another human struggling to survive. It imagines them using what was taken to somehow improve their desperate situation that is all too often overlooked. Keeping in spirit with the songs message, initial proceeds will go to San Francisco’s Community Housing Partnership who’s mission is to help homeless people secure housing and become self-sufficient.
“New Colossus,” composed by Kellen Asebroek, uses lyrics taken from Emma Lazarus’ poem of the same name which is engraved on the base of the Statue of Liberty. In turn, the first 3 months’ proceeds will be donated to the National Immigration Law Center. The band also recorded a live version of the track in Brooklyn for NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest while on tour earlier this year: https://youtu.be/JQce2pXOtzw?t=8s
The band embark on a U.S. headline tour today with a few more festival appearances to make on the way. They will be joined at various dates by Daniel Rodriguez of Elephant Revival and The Lil Smokies. In November, the band will return to the Pacific Northwest for their first headline shows since they sold out New Year’s shows in Seattle and Portland. Yak Attack will open those 3 shows.
Fruition also just announced two back to back headline shows at Boulder, CO’s Boulder Theater on December 28 & 29. Full list of tour dates below.
1) Baby Let’s Go
2) Dirty Thieves
4) New Colossus
September 12 – Arcata, CA – Humbrews
September 13 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel &
September 15 – Templeton, CA – Whale Rock Music Festival
September 23 – East Aurora, NY – Borderland Festival
September 26 – Ferndale, MI – Otus Supply @
September 27 – Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme @
September 28 – Chicago, IL – Martyrs’ @
September 29 – Winona, MN – Boats and Bluegrass
September 30 – Milwaukee, WI – Colectivo @
October 03 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest Cafe @
October 04 – Baltimore, MD – 8×10 @
October 05 – Arrington, VA – The Festy
October 07 – Ontario, CA – Huck Finn Jubilee
October 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot and Saddle ^
October 11 – Washington, DC – Union Stage ^ @
October 12 – Fairfield, CT – StageOne @
October 13 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl ^
October 17 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theater @
October 18 – Indianapolis, IN – Breck Trek
October 19 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands @
October 20 – Fayetteville, WV – Bridge Jam
November 15 – Bend, OR – Domino Room *
November 16 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom *
November 17 – Seattle, WA – The Croc *
December 28 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater @
December 29 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater @
January 15-21 – Port of Miami, FL – Jam Cruise
@ with Daniel Rodriguez of Elephant Revival
& with Bear Market Riot
^ with The Lil Smokies
* with Yak Attack