LA-based experimental indie pop band Fol Chen is an entirely new thing in 2013, with the addition of vocalist Sinosa Loa and a new album titled The False Alarms on Asthmatic Kitty Records. Following on last week's release of Helado Negro's full album stream with visuals, they've provided the same for the new Fol Chen album, which was released this week. The music is quirky and agitated while settling into an indie pop kind of sound, sounding serene one minute and jarring you awake the next with an off-kilter sound. It's an interesting mix.
Fol Chen is attempting to start a new genre they're calling “Opera House,” trying to drive electronic music deeper into an operatic approach with lyrics that are about more than what happened at the club last night.
Their label Asthmatic Kitty sum up the new Fol Chen album this way: "Think hits from a secret dance party you haven't been to yet. This is their third album and the only constant across their extremes of experimentation, through all the asymmetrical rhythms and screwed vocals, is the consistency of their pop instincts."
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Recording Label: Asthmatic Kitty
Media type: YouTube
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