Today, Fruit Bats released an entire front-to back cover album of The Smashing Pumpkins’ 1993 LP Siamese Dream. The album is a Midwestern folk-rock reinvention of the iconic alternative rock record.
Fruit Bats are an American band and the brainchild of Eric D. Johnson. Over the years they’ve had many personnel changes but primarily remain the work of Johnson.
Back in 2020, Fruit Bats shared covers of “Today” and “Hummer” but have answered fans, releasing the entire album. Johnson shared on Instagram, “Ask and ye shall (eventually) receive! — Last year in the early-ish days of the pandemic I recorded a full-album version of Smashing Pumpkins’ “Siamese Dream” in a tiny bedroom in my house in LA.”
Stream Siamese Dream below.
Earlier in March, Johnson celebrated 20 years of Fruit Bats with their ninth studio album Pet Parade. Additionally, they’ve announced a number of US tour dates in October this year. In 2022, they will be returning to Canada with a show in Toronto on April 26th at the Great Hall.
Eric D. Johnson is also a member of the astral folk outfit Bonny Light Horseman along with Anaïs Mitchell and Josh Kaufman. The trio were nominated for best folk album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards for their debut self-titled album.