Notice: Fol Chen has joined the Asthmatic Kitty roster. We are pleased. We will release the band’s debut album, Part 1: John Shade, Your Fortune’s Made, on February 3rd, 2009. We predict that you will dance.

In the meantime, the band will be taking part in a takeover of LACMA (Los Angeles County Musueum of Art) on November 15th, by Machine Project. The takeover includes ten hours of performances, workshops, and events which experiment with LACMA’s collection and expansive grounds. For their part, Fol Chen created a sound piece inspired by a textile pattern by the early twentieth century Austrian design collective Wiener Werkstatte.  A limited run of 100 CDs containing the music will be for sale at the LACMA event, and each CD will include a watercolor replica of a selection of the original hand-blocked design.

Read the artist biography of Fol Chen here, their corresponding release page here, or view details about the takeover of LACMA here. Click more to see the fabric.