FRESH PRODUCE: Eric D. Johnson could have a dozen musical projects with as many names. “I have tons of [experimental] stuff laying around. At the time I was doing film scores and thinking I was going to tie everything together,” he says. But it’s on hold while he reunites Fruit Bats. Still, “You’ll definitely get some of that one of these days,” Johnson promises.

Fruit Bats return with new songs, new tour

Eric D. Johnson was last in Asheville just about a year ago — performing as EDJ, in support of his solo album of the same name — as part of Harvest Records’ Transfigurations II festival lineup. He and the regrouped Fruit Bats take the stage at The Mothlight on Friday, Sept. 11, as part of a mini-Southeast tour shoehorned in between an appearance at Savannah, Ga.’s Revival Fest and a string of West Coast dates opening for My Morning Jacket.