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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's first LP with new singer Sinosa Loa. They've also been making better videos, for "200 Words" and "I.O.U." Now, it's the title track's turn. Director Keith Musil's clip doubles a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 1, 2013 - 9:54 am

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 be the most approachable thing they've ever done. After she appeared as an interstellar princess in the "200 Words" video, singer Sinosa Loa as a flirty roller-disco siren, and director… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 10, 2013 - 1:17 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: March 2013

Remember last month when we made a hand-wringing post about the death of the MP3 and thereby the end of the downloadable Monthly Mix? Well, fuck it -- ZIP FILE BACK. Thank you for your comments and opinions! This is blog-in-action. But, we know some of you enjoyed the ease and increased songchoice represented by… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 29, 2013 - 2:19 pm

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. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 6, 2013 - 4:13 pm

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 surprisingly sumptuous affair that lists a few visual effects people in its credits. As far as I can tell, director Aaron Ohlmann is telling us a love story about a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 4, 2013 - 12:31 pm

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, which is coming in a couple of months. The band has added the full-time vocalist Sinosa Loa, and the first single "200 Words" uses her voice to great effect. It'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 10, 2013 - 12:23 pm

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 their songs with surprisingly entertaining results. Also on the bill were Crocodiles, performing from their sophomore release Sleep Forever, alongside Light Pollution and a closing set by the Robotanists. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 17, 2010 - 8:37 am

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 with a moniker like "Teen Daze," his shimmery "Gone For The Summer Pt 2" (or some other like-minded song belonging to an unassuming kid with photos of dappled bodies of… More »

By: 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, with a controlled female vocal following the piano melody closely. Like "In Ruins," the drums are syncopated and pounding, a good contrast to the restrained vocals. The press release onMore »

By: 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 and acid rain with a trip to find lost love at the dance club. Previously loved post-Pavilion psych-pop trio Keepaway give it a spin with this remix, trading the original'… More »

By: 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 promises a continuation of the plot, picking up in a world "covered in ash, plagued by acid rain." There's much more to the tale, though that's enough background for "In Ruins,"… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 8, 2010 - 2:16 pm

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 debut Part I: John Shade, Your Fortune's Made is out today, but before you hear the group unadulterated, we have Liars' remix of another album track "Cable TV." If you… More »

By: brandon / February 17, 2009 - 9:48 am

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 Roberts joins the party with a remix of AK labelmates Fol Chen's "No Wedding Cake." (The original appears on Fol Chen's Pale Fire-referencing Part I: John Shade, Your Fortune's Made.)… More »

By: 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 Roberts joins the party with a remix of AK labelmates Fol Chen. We asked Rafter about his re-working of the electro-pop band's "No Wedding Cake." The original appears on Fol… More »

By: brandon / February 3, 2009 - 9:55 am