Written by: Haylee Roebuck
Brooklyn based “Surf Noir” band Fruit & Flowers release their highly anticipated debut EP Drug Tax, and the hard-working band are in high demand as they embark on a Canadian tour this month in support of these infectious surfer-a-delic) tracks.
The band thrust straight to the point with “Out of Touch” its infectious, charming, and surfer-a-delic vibes allow you to lay back on the sand as it evokes feelings of summers by the beach. You look into the distance, taking in the surf, while the sun blasts down on your skin. “Subway Surfer” comes beaming in with a funky care-free manner, as it tempts you to move your body and swirls around your daydreams with its rocking guitars.
“Dark Surf” pulls you under and into the depths of the ocean. You feel your lungs start to empty as you see the distant light at the water’s edge. A calmness starts to take over with the feeling of peace and the sounds of soothing vocals capture your attention until the end. “Down Down Down” oozes of a bad influence, which you cannot shake and you keep going back for another hit. Distorted guitars and psychedelic harmonies float around while you let the high engulf you.
“Pick Fairy” bounces in with an upbeat tempo and infectious harmonies. It’s sexual essence snakes and seduces its way along every inch of your being. “Drug Tax” brings plenty of electricity to the party. It hums and vibrates through your veins, and embeds itself under your skin. It leaves a feeling of intoxication and you can’t help but crave more.
“Turquoise” brings this enchanting high to an end. Soothing lyrics lift you up through the waves of colour and leave you blissfully content.
Fruits and Flowers’ Drug Tax is a psychedelic trip on higher plains where waves envelope you, the sun blasts down, and you feel completely at ease as its beauty shines through.