Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Fake Fruit - "Mucho Mistrust"

Photo by Daniel Topete

Oakland's Fake Fruit have released a new post-punk track that expands on the genre. "Mucho Mistrust" has this warped guitar noise that is reminiscent of classic post-punk from bands like Gang of Four. It also has a little bit of the dance friendly style that you get from Bodega. But singer Hannah "Ham" D'Amato doesn't sing like she's fronting a post-punk band. "Mucho Mistrust" sees her crooning like Chrissie Hynde on The Pretenders' more Americana based songs. Plus, Fake Fruit let some pop hooks poke their heads into the song just a tiny bit. It's a mash up of sounds that helps create something fresh and lets the genre mutate into the future.

Hannah "Ham" D'Amato says of her band's new single:

“There were big life changes and I was so close to boiling over. I left a bad relationship, entered a more stable and loving one, got diagnosed with alopecia, and I'm turning 30 soon too. This song was a snapshot of how I got through a difficult year.” 

You can watch the video for "Mucho Mistrust" below. Mucho Mistrust, the album, is due out August 23 on Carpark Records, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Fake Fruit, check out the band's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

Tue. June 11 - Dallas, TX @ Andy's Bar *
Wed. June 12 - Austin, TX @ The Ballroom *
Fri. June 14 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sister *
Sat. June 15 - Phoenix, AZ @ Longer Linger Lounge *
Sun. June 16 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *
Tue. June 18 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy *
Fri. June 21 - Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall *
Sun. June 23 - Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall *
Mon. June 24 - Seattle, WA @ High Dive *
Wed. June 26 - Boise, ID @ Shrine Social Club**
Thu. June 27 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court *
Sat. June 29 - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive *
Mon. July 1 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Resonant Head *
Sun. Aug. 4 - San Francisco, CA @ Stern Grove !

* w/ Omni
! w/ Alex G

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