Fol Chen – “IOU” (Stereogum Premiere)

“IOU,” the second taste from LA indie-poppers Fol Chen’s upcoming The False Alarm, furthers them on their journey toward more traditional pop. The avant-elements are still in play, though: skittering vox, sparse verses with subtle noodling guitar, and string-laden conclusion. Odd and lovely, as ever. Check it out below.

Fol Chen – “IOU”

03/08 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
03/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
03/11 – Austin, TX @ The Blackheart (SXSW)
03/12 – Austin, TX @ Red 7 (SXSW)
03/15 – Austin, TX @ Peckerhead’s (SXSW)
03/17 – Hot Springs, AR @ Low Key Arts
03/19 – Chicago, IL @ Shubas
03/20 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
03/20 – Rock Island, IL @ Daytrotter
03/22 – Denver, CO @ High Dive
03/24 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
03/26 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
03/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
03/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
04/02 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage
04/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kungfu Necktie
04/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands Gallery
04/05 – Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House
04/06 – Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
04/07 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
04/09 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott

The False Alarms is out on 3/19 via Asthmatic Kitty.

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