The only way you’ll hear the Fruit Bats in a surf video is in the credits. Their mellow and sweet acoustic sound could only relate to high-performance surfing by way of the various names scrolling up the black screen of the latest vid. And it’s a shame because Fruit Bats’ latest offering, ”Mouthfuls,” is an excellent sample of relaxing sounds that are all too popular with our crowd lately. Tracks like ”A Bit of Wind” and ”Magic Hour” are filled with emotion and eclectic instrumentals. Now be warned: Fruit Bats may be a little wussy for most of you, but this is good stuff for the more enlightened taste. If you’re into Jack Johnson, give the docile duo your ear. –Mike Howrigan