Fruit & Flowers are one of the most active bands in the NYC area, and have been deemed one of “NYC’s Hardest Working Bands” by Oh My Rockness. The band embarked on its third tour of 2017 in July to Canada and the Midwest in support of their debut EP, Drug Tax. Ana Becker’s angular, expressive guitar style and Lyzi Wakefield’s gritty rhythmic backbone merge a post-punk heaviness with psychedelic warmth. Committed and charismatic front woman Caroline Yoder summons a fervent energy, surrounded by distinct, warm and refreshing three part harmonies, the bedrock of Fruit and Flowers’ sound.
“Surf rock with a side of gloom, Drug Tax is the perfect record for warring with sticky subway seats (“Subway Surfer”) hanging at the beach under a black umbrella (“Dark Surf”) and just generally sweating out the summer sans AC (“Pick Fairy”).”
‘“Subway Surfer” is a straight up punk stomper.”
– She Shreds
“If you go to a lot of DIY-ish shows in NYC chances are you’ve seen Fruit & Flowers, one of the hardest working new bands of the moment, making super-catchy indie rock.”
– Brooklyn Vegan
“…the perfect soundtrack for slowly slinking through NYC’s July haze, while possibly spotting a UFO over the Manhattan skyline.”