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The pyramid was built, the plans set in motion, necessary parties were contacted and contracted. Now Samuel Bing, Melissa Thorne and the gang are preparing for their next assignment. Is it geodesic in nature? Urt-like? Subterranean? We can't make out the cryptic scrawling they left on the post-its here at AK HQ.

Fortunately, they also left behind an EP that they have asked us to propagate to the masses, you, free of charge. It is an interlude, collecting the residual remixes, both by and for Fol Chen, and features the likes of Liars, Simone White, Epstein AKA Roberto Lange, Rafter and more! Download it (for free!) here.

And before Fol Chen leave and begin their second phase of gestation, they will give their live musical presentation in the City of Angels this Friday at the Echo as part of LA Weekly and Aquarium Drunkard's ROCK N ROLL SUMMER CIRCUS. Then Fol Chen will head over to Europe for a string of dates. You can check out their tour dates here.

posted 7 years ago


Fol Chen is having an incredible 2009 thus far, with rave reviews of their debut, Part One: John Shade, Your Fortune's Made, as well as their shows in NYC and the UK. But never one to rest of their semi-anonymous laurels, they are staying plenty busy. SPIN recently invited them to cover Prince's "The Beautiful Ones" for their Purplish Rain compilation, which will also include contributions from Of Montreal, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Chairlift, Lavender Diamond, and many more. Read more about compilation here.

While on tour in the UK, Fol Chen stopped into the BBC studios to record a live session, and now that they're back home they will guesting on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic on July 13th. You can tune in and listen live at 11AM EST here. In weirder news, TommyBoy Entertainment LLC commissioned Fol Chen to remix house legend Junior Vasquez - who himself has worked with the likes of Beyonce, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey and Madonna. Or in other words, all artists you wouldn't expect reading about on the Asthmatic Kitty website until this very moment.

Don't miss Fol Chen when they come through - which is to say in LA at PDG Performance hall this Friday (details here), or later during their fall tour. Oh, and here is some terrific footage of them covering the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" at the Echo. And thanks to Sasha Frere-Jones for finally introducing the New Yorker readership to the Laker Girls (here).

 "Insecurities (Fol Chen Remix)"

posted 7 years ago



BreakThruRadio, which is a fine listen by the way, recently covered Fol Chen. The write-up, quite a delicious read, includes references to coal mining, Kid Icarus, and Disney artist kiosks. That warrants attention in our books. If you have a few minutes, spend them perusing this fine piece on BreakThruRadio, right here.


posted 7 years ago
biography
Combine the sophisticated chill of a New York City winter with the girlish, laid back romance of California in the summertime and what to you get? The answer is Best Coast, the latest musical endeavor by perennially cool, self-described “weird girl” Bethany Cosentino. Best Coast was born when Cosentino decided to come home to LA after a time in New York City, to get a fresh start at living in the place she knows best—California. Quickly garnering praise from critics and listeners with the single “Sun Was High (So Was I),” Cosentino was approached by UK-based label Blackest Rainbow, who released her now sold-out tape Where the Boys Are. Also in the works are two new 7-inch’s, one being released by San Diego-based Art Fag Recordings and the other, the debut release from brand-new Brooklyn label Group Tightener. Read More...The Story of Fol Chen: Traffic was thick, thick, thick and Samuel Bing was unwell, strung out on the latest psychotropic fads: sleeplessness and feeling crummy. The Northern State was crawling, the usual twice-a-day funeral procession for Robert Moses. Above the overpasses, the clouds were lined with gristle. Even the horizon seemed to be sinking. So, it came ju... (+) expand
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SilentK (level 27) wrote:
hi, long time no listen. come back and share some more music, Please??
2 months ago
Delphinus19 (level 9) wrote:
Really great. Do keep it up.
6 years ago
Jomichka (level 13) wrote:
I really enjoy your sound, you make some good beats, and it looks like I'm not the only one who thinks so. Cheers!
6 years ago
snowboardjunkie (level 9) wrote:
looooooooooooooove this...you have an amazing sound!
6 years ago
jkdeadite (level 19) wrote:
I won't lie - I FUCKING LOVE YOU FOL CHEN.
6 years ago
matuska (level 12) wrote:
i'm trying to comment more because i need to appreciate all the wonderful artists i've found here on the61!

here's a comment to you from an appreciative listener!
this song is one of my favorites! i just love it.
6 years ago
kdublO7 (level 8) wrote:
more songs, bitte. blu-ray dvd?
6 years ago
athiem (level 10) wrote:
one of my favorite songs :)
6 years ago
FictionJax (level 27) wrote:
I need to hear more from you!!! You are fantastic!
6 years ago
natbrat76 (level 11) wrote:
This song kicks!!! More please!!
6 years ago
CounterKultureProductions wrote:
killer tune.........
6 years ago
Soundbrowser (level 6) wrote:
this song is really good ... I need more !!!
7 years ago
exeterhomie (level 15) wrote:
I heard this song at SXSW, didn't know it was T61
7 years ago
sely (level 33) wrote:
put up wedding cake
7 years ago
jsg7905 (level 18) wrote:
Hey-ro, beautifur music, more prease!
7 years ago
dustovich (level 22) wrote:
MOOOORE Songs Please!!
7 years ago
musicissoulfood (level 10) wrote:
Wow this is so hip!
7 years ago
greekorian (level 8) wrote:
diggin the sitar!
7 years ago
mortalwombat (level 18) wrote:
sweet. Love the visuals this song gives me. :)
7 years ago
underdogsonline (level 1) wrote:
Cable TV ... pull up the tuuuuuuuuuuuuunnnneeeeeee X
7 years ago
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