Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Fol Chen's Part 1 Out Today

MP3 - "No Weeding Cake" - Fol Chen
Fol Chen - a band that all my LA friends were positively raving about a couple months back - have released their debut on Asthmatic Kitty, Part 1: John Shade, Your Fortune's Made. And just who is this John Shade? Well, according to the band's bio, "We are using secret powers and the guidance of legendary DJ Donna Donna to combat our nemesis, John Shade. We are cryptic and joyful and we would like you to dance." Frankly that last sentence seems to seem it all up, as Fol Chen's would-be indie pop comes under the attack of more experimental and electronic leanings. The band's cryptic side comes out in other ways - their music is decidedly fun - especially on "No Wedding Cake."

Fol Chen plays Echo Curio in LA on March 12. Echo Curio is an awesome venue, but also amazingly small and intimate. Seeing a band such as this that is sure to blow up in such a setting is an opportunity not to be missed.
Bonus Tracks:
MP3 - "The Believers" - Fol Chen
MP3 - "Cable TV" - Fol Chen

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