Los Angeles band, Fol Chen, will release their third album, The False Alarms, on March 19.
Fol Chen will tour North America this spring in support of the release.
Fol Chen’s first two records, PART I: John Shade, Your Fortune’s Made and PART II: The New December (produced by Samuel Bing and Julian Wass) cemented the band’s place as peddlers of dark pop in the alleys of independent music. Their live entity has a wide artistic reach with a propensity for interactive projects like the Tetrafol, a motion-based sound toy developed with musical interface pioneers Monome. Band events have been presented at sites such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Annenberg Space for Photography, and the Walker Art Center.
If you’ve heard their songs “In Ruins” or “Cable TV,” The False Alarms will change the way you think about Fol Chen. The band calls the genre of False Alarms “Opera House,” a name lifted from Malcolm McLaren but recoined as beat-driven electronica with grand, operatic gestures and lyrically-dense storytelling. The songs, written by Bing and Sinosa, play together as a surreal journey with a human core, created in a year marked by sudden losses of family and friends. On the dance floor or in the bedroom, The False Alarms is a set of pop symphonies that are chopped, screwed, mangled and beautiful.
We are releasing The False Alarms on March 19th, 2013.