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Fol Chen announces dates in NYC, London, LA and San Diego First shows ever in NYC and the UK!

By June 1, 2009No Comments

Fol Chen

MP3: Fol Chen – “Cable TV (Liars Remix)”

A Transmission from Fol Chen:

“You know that mysterious black object that the creepy family is staring at on the cover of Led Zeppelin’s Presence album? Fol Chen sound like that. But we don’t sound like Led Zeppelin. (We actually do
a little.) Instead, we sound like Prince with Amon Duul II and a children’s religious revival, not to mention Hot Chip, Pink Floyd, Gwen Stefani, Pere Ubu, Danielson Famile, Scritti Politti, Boards of Canada, The Blow, and Pulp. (Mostly.) 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.”

“Fol Chen has only been around for a few months, but is already blowing up. Their forthcoming debut album is heavy with wobbly pop tunes that get the toes tapping and keep a listener guessing.”

“…sounds a bit like Sufjan Stevens if he’d been raised by David Koresh instead of Christian-hippie parents in Michigan” -LA Times

“The result is a record that balances light and dark, and is fresh enough to hold listeners captive” -NPR


05/31 San Diego, CA @ UCSD
06/04 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
06/08 London, UK @ The Windmill
06/09 London, UK @ Barden’s Boudoir
06/10 London, UK @ Pure Groove (In-store)
06/10 London, UK @ Clash Magazine / Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
06/11 London, UK @ Rock Feedback / The Lexington
06/12 London, UK @ The Beat Happening Sessions / Camden Lock
06/13 London, UK @ Loud & Quiet vs. Dirty Bingo / Macbeth
06/14 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
07/13 Los Angeles, CA Live Session on Morning Becomes Eclectic on KCRW
07/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Pershing Square

Fol Chen
Part 1: John Shade, Your Fortune’s Made
(Asthmatic Kitty)
Street date: Feb. 17, 2009

1.The Believers
2.No Wedding Cake
3.You and Your Sister in Jericho
4.The Idiot
5.Red Skies Over Garden City (The Ballad of Donna Donna)
6.Winter, That’s All
7.Cable TV
8.Please, John, You’re Killing Me
9.The Longer U Wait (Version)
10.If Tuesday Comes



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