Fruition Announce New Album Labor of Love Out April 22

Article Contributed by LiveLoud | Published on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Today, the Portland, OR based quintet Fruition announce the release of their new studio album, Labor of Love, on April 22nd, 2016 on Randm Records. Self-produced and engineered by Justin Phelps (Amanda Palmer, Jolie Holland, Chuck Prophet), Labor of Love displays the band’s growth from a rootsy, string-centric outfit to a full-fledged rock band with an easy but powerful grasp of soul, blues and British Invasion era pop.
Following the release of 2013’s Just One of Them Nights and extensive touring, Labor of Love came to life over the course of a year-long process of exploring new sonic terrain. Influenced by everything from Phil Spector-esque pop to dreamy psychedelia to Motown inspired soul, Fruition plugged in and emerged with a wholly unified album that subtly imparts the sense of being swept along on a journey. With Fruition’s striking three-part vocal harmonies still very much at the center, and contributions from friends Anders Beck of Greensky Bluegrass, Jeremy Garrett of The Infamous Stringdusters, Steve Swatkins of Allen Stone, Labor of Love shows the complete force of their newly expanded and electrified sound.
In support of Labor of Love, Fruition make a quick pit stop in Colorado this weekend and then head out on the road for a North American Spring tour. Kicking off in Tampa, FL as part of the Gasparilla Music Festival, Fruition will make their way to 41 cities across the country including a 2nd stop at Red Rocks in Colorado before wrapping at the Northwest String Summit in their home state of Oregon. A complete list of dates is listed below.
Fruition is Jay Cobb Anderson (vocals, lead guitar, harmonica), Kellen Asebroek (vocals, rhythm guitar, piano) Mimi Naja (vocals, mandolin, guitar), Jeff Leonard (bass) and Tyler Thompson (drums, banjo).
Labor of Love Tracklisting:
1.     Labor of Love
2.     Santa Fe
3.     The Meaning
4.     Falling On My Face
5.     Above The Line
6.     The Way That I Do
7.     Beside You
8.     Early Morning Wake Up
9.     Death Comes Knockin’

Fruition Tour Dates:

3/12 - 3/13 Tampa, FL Gasparilla Music Festival
3/14 - 3/15 Key West, FL Green Parrot
3/16 Stuart, FL Terra Fermata
3/17 Boca Raton, FL The Funky Biscuit w/ Crazy Fingers
3/17 - 3/20 Live Oak, FL Springfest
4/8 Bend, OR Domino Room
4/9 Eugene, OR HiFi music hall
4/21 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
4/22 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom An Evening w/ Fruition w/ special guest Allie Kral of YMSB
4/23 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom w/ Hill Dogs
4/26 Arcata, CA Humboldt Brews
4/27 Chico, CA Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4/28 San Francisco, CA The Chapel
4/29 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater
4/30 San Diego, CA Winston's Beach Club
5/2 Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theater
5/3 Albuquerque, NM Low Spirits w/ Silver String Band
5/4 El Prado, NM Taos Mesa Brewing
5/6 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ JJ Grey & Mofro, Infamous Stringdusters
5/9 Ames, IA DG'S Tap House
5/10 Kansas City, MO Knuckleheads Saloon
5/11 St. Louis, MO The Demo
5/12 Nashville, TN Exit / In
5/13 Atlanta, GA Smith's Olde Bar
5/14 Aiken, SC Aiken Bluegrass Festival
5/15 Black Mountain, NC Leaf Festival
5/17 Baltimore, MD The 8 X 10
5/18 Fairfield, CT FTC Stage One
5/19 Brooklyn, NY The Hall at MP
5/21 Scranton, PA Susquehanna Breakdown
5/22 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
5/25 Washington, DC Gypsy Sally's
5/26 - 5/29 Cumberland, MD Delfest
5/28 Logan, OH Duck Creek Log Jam
5/27 - 5/29 Chillicothe, IL Summer Camp Music Festival
5/30 Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall
5/31 Minneapolis, MN The Cabooze
6/2 Billings, MT Pub Station
6/3 Bozeman, MT THE EAGLES
6/4 Haugan, MT Silver Cloud Campout
6/12 Palisade, CO Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Festival
7/13 - 7/17 Northern Plains, OR Northwest String Summit