This is one of my favorite songs right now via one of my favorite bands since always. I've never heard a Fruit Bats song I didn't love -- one of the few bands out there whose every tune is well worth purchasing and I dare you not to fall in love with Eric D the moment he burts into song.

57. Singing Joy to the World by: Fruit Bats



Tracey | 6:17 AM

I don't seem to be able to comment about your last post but damn that table is a beauty. Where's she from? I've been dying to meet one just like that for a while!

Anonymous | 6:20 AM

Crap-through songs 1-56, I've been all, "I know I'm not going to dig the same music as her. Her picks are all going to be hipster folky junk." Well, shit, turns out I DO like the same music as you. So thanks for pointing out some great music...and at the same time, NUTS for proving me wrong! :)

AVB | 9:39 AM

Oh hello, Eric D! Excellent music + eye candy = win!

Jody | 11:47 AM

I LOVE these guys. Thanks for your music list...i check it out often. it takes me away from being home w my kids, feeling isolated & reminds me there is more to me than being a Mom all the time!!!

Anonymous | 12:42 PM

Oh, they are some of my favorites! I think it's too bad and yet kind of awesome that they are kind of underappreciated (I get tired of not being able to afford to see shows because bands make it big!). My absolute favorite is When U Love Somebody. Love, love, love it.


Totally agree SBG - shocking how underrated they are. They should be selling out massive venues by now.


Oh and you're so welcome, Jody!

Tracey - the table is from a furniture store (on La Brea) that no longer exists. Thank you!

Meagan S | 7:35 PM

I can't believe I haven't looked up any more Fruit Bats after hearing and loving When U Love Somebody. Thanks for reminding me to check them out...LOVE this song!

Misha | 8:33 PM

When U Love Somebody is totally my favorite song right now.

Beck | 2:12 AM

Oh my goodness, I think my heart just exploded! This is in every sense, JOYOUS!

Courtney | 12:57 PM

I'm loving the music Tuesdays. Thanks for turning me on to the take away shows. Thought you might dig Elbow if you've never heard of them. It's my everything is overwhelming me I just need to take some deep breaths and relax music. Try Mirrorball, One Day Like This, or Starlings for starters.

Darrah | 12:09 PM

Love this! Also love that this video is from my friend Chris Penn's record store here in Dallas! :)

Krista Walton Potter | 1:30 PM

Hello! I'm a long time lurker but I wanted to share with you my new favorite musician, since I love so many of the artists you highlight in this Mixtape stuff. Have you heard of Thao Nguyen? She performs with a band called The Get Down Stay Downs sometimes. So good! I bet you'd love her.