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Fol Chen – “The False Alarms” Video

Earlier this year, the California electronic weirdo-pop crew Fol Chen made a big leap toward accessiblility with their new album The False Alarms, the group'…
Tom Breihan | August 1, 2013 - 9:54 am
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Fol Chen – “I.O.U.” Video

Californian studio tinkerers Fol Chen have made a move toward pop tangibility on new album The False Alarms, and their new video for "I.O.U." might…
Tom Breihan | April 10, 2013 - 1:17 pm
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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…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 6, 2013 - 4:13 pm
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Fol Chen – “200 Words” Video

Los Angeles avant-pop enigmas are about to release their new album The False Alarms, and the video hazily pretty lead single "200 Words" is a…
Tom Breihan | March 4, 2013 - 12:31 pm
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Fol Chen – “200 Words” (Stereogum Premiere)

The experimental Los Angels pop band Fol Chen appear to be taking a big step toward actual pop on their new album The False Alarms,…
Tom Breihan | January 10, 2013 - 12:23 pm
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Fol Chen, Crocodiles, Light Pollution, Robotanists @ Echo, Los Angeles 08/16/10

Putting a twist on their month long residency at the Echo, Fol Chen placed an ad through Craigslist in search of lead singers to reinterpret…
Andrew Youssef | August 17, 2010 - 8:37 am
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Fol Chen – “The Holograms (Teen Daze Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Vancouver's Teen Daze offers an airy remix of "The Holograms," turning Fol Chen's syncopated avant gym-class pop into an airier, less rigid excursion in line…
brandon | July 29, 2010 - 11:34 am

Fol Chen – “The Holograms” (Stereogum Premiere)

The first single from Fol Chen's second album, "In Ruins," had a fun, '80s R&B vibe to my ears. "The Holograms" is more tightly wound,…
jessica | July 1, 2010 - 1:18 pm

Fol Chen – “In Ruins (Keepaway Remix)”

Earlier this month, masked L.A. sextet Fol Chen dropped the unexpectedly joyous, primordially percussive post-apocalyptic dance jam "In Ruins," navigating a world covered in ash…
Amrit Singh | April 23, 2010 - 5:04 pm

Fol Chen – “In Ruins”

With Part I: John Shade, Your Fortune's Made, California sextet/Liars-affiliates Fol Chen wove a knotty narrative around quirked electronics, funk, and percussion. Its sequel promise…
Amrit Singh | April 8, 2010 - 2:16 pm
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New Fol Chen – “Cable TV (Liars Remix)”

A couple weeks ago we gave you Rafter's remix of Asthmatic Kitty electro-pop labelmates Fol Chen's "No Wedding Cake." The Highland Park, CA sextet's AK…
brandon | February 17, 2009 - 9:48 am
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The ‘Gum Drop LXXIV: Hear New Fol Chen Remixed By Rafter, Win A Guitar Courtesy Of Flight Of The Conchords

From Sufjan Stevens covering Castanets to Shara Worden helping out DM Stith, Asthmatic Kitty acts love in-house collaborations. In this week's Drop, San Diego-based Rafter…
brandon | February 4, 2009 - 11:37 am

Fol Chen – “No Wedding Cake (Rafter Remix)”

From Sufjan Stevens covering Castanets to Shara Worden helping out DM Stith, Asthmatic Kitty acts love in-house collaborations. In this week’s Drop, San Diego-based Rafter…
brandon | February 3, 2009 - 9:55 am