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,” the album’s first single. Few post-apocalyptic dance songs are this summer-party worthy — flanked by blurpy synths and modal motifs “Walking around the streets tonight everything’s in ruins” sounds practically celebratory. A song to new beginnings then. As before, Fol Chen are keeping their faces and likenesses masked and obscured, although you’ll be able to get a better glimpse at them on their upcoming tour opening for Liars, where they’ll double as extended members of Angus Andrew’s crew. Here’s “In Ruins”:

Fol Chen – “In Ruins”

Part II: The New December is out 6/6 via Asthmatic Kitty. The album features vocals from Angus and Aaron of Liars, Kárin Tatoyan, and singer-songwriter Simone White.

Their dates with Liars:
04/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey*
04/14 – Washington, DC @ Rock ‘n Roll Hotel*
04/15 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
04/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church*
04/17 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Lounge*
04/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
04/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s*
04/29 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre*
04/30 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue*
05/01 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s*
* = w/ Liars
Looking good, dudes.
Fol Chen Press Photo 2010
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