Gold Past Life
Who says nostalgia ain’t what it used to be?
It’s back and better than ever, as they say, in Fruit Bats’ terrific eighth album. As the title would suggest, it has a lot to say about the bittersweet pull of memories of simpler and easier times. Nearly every song is its own veritable boat against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past … in a sprightly indie-pop kind of way. It would not be backwards at all of you to pick it up. This sweet, smart concept album about nostalgia is one of the year's best-written ... with bonus Supertramp homage content, to boot.