January 14th, 2009 , by John Beeler
December 12th, 2008 , by John Beeler
There’s four related pieces of information you should know about Fol Chen. Kelly Sears (click more for information) has made a video of "The Believers" for Fol Chen. We have released this song as a free download. Meanwhile, Clifford Lidell remixed the very same song (see below). Finally, on December 14th, Fol Chen is playing at the Christmas party for the Los Angeles Dodgeball Society at 2:30pm. Somehow, it’s all coming together.
"The Believers" (Clifford Lidell Remix) (Download)
"The Believers" (Download)
Kelly Sears is an animator and filmmaker living in Los Angeles. Her work has been shown at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Hammer Museum, Sundance Film Festival, and in galleries and film festivals internationally. She makes collage animations from collected and discarded periodicals, books, and encyclopedias. She is often found in the book section of thrift stores. More of her work can be seen at www.kellysears.com.
November 23rd, 2008 , by John Beeler
We recently announced LA-based Fol Chen, who plan at some point in the near future to release an album. Until that album’s release, they remain ever busy in myriad ways. One such facet is the now-available Plastic Snow, a Christmas compilation organized by also LA-based music blog Confessions of a Would-Be Hipster. Fol Chen contributes the pragmatic "Winter, That’s All," while fifteen other artists fill out the digital album including Earlimart, Great Northern, and Carmen Rizzo.
November 11th, 2008 , by John Beeler
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.