Fool’s Gold and their Surprise Hotel


long after

♫ Fool’s Gold – Surprise Hotel

Blog vultures like myself will be well acquainted with this jam by now, but some of you TBE readers may not have heard it. While it is not mind-blowing or repeat-button demanding, “Surprise Hotel” has been pleasing my ears every time it has come up the past few weeks. Weather turning a sunset-drenched drive home into a tropical dance party or just providing a little upbeat funk to a dreary day, the funk is there. Fool’s Gold is an L.A. based project started by two friends who wanted to explore their shared love of African music. Recruitying with members of We Are Scientists (can we get a new album please?), Foreign Born (never been sold on them), and The Fall (don’t know ’em), they formed Fool’s Gold. The singer, Luke, sings in both English and Hebrew if you were wondering why you couldn’t understand some of those lyrics. I can’t understand any of them but maybe that’s just me. Their debut comes out sometime with only one other track on their MySpace it’s hard to tell what to expect.

Bury your face in MySpace

18 replies
  1. Mike
    Mike says:

    you don't know the Fall? why should anyone bother reading your musical opinions? It's like someone writing about religion without knowing who Jesus is.

  2. Brandon @ TBE
    Brandon @ TBE says:

    Why would you bother leaving a comment without leaving a real email?
    Thats like filling out a ballot and then dropping it in the trash. At
    least I own up to my (uninformed) opinions. Bite me.

  3. Dana
    Dana says:

    Hey, so I searched for Fool's Gold and this came up– I'm Israeli, and I can give you the lyrics, presumably you want them phonetically so you can sing outloud? but then you wouldn't know what they meant right? decide, one or the other :)

  4. Brandon @ TBE
    Brandon @ TBE says:

    Hmm, phonetically, or properly written or english translation. Decisions decisions…. You would be my favorite Israeli commenter if you wanted to do all three :) But maybe phonetically isn't necessary 'cause we can hear Luke singing it? Anyway, an awesome offer Dana, and I'll be stoked to read whatever you want to write up for us at TBE.

  5. Alx
    Alx says:

    Apart from that, we've got some excellent music there :D If anyone can share some well-translated english version, that'd be really nice ;)


  6. Fred
    Fred says:

    Hi Dana! I know, you’ve post this 1 year ago, but we never know… I’m looking for the lyrics phonetically to sing them outloud. Can you help me?
    Excuse my bad english, I’m french.
    Thank you so much if you can do something.

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