Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Part I: John Shade, Your Fortune's Made

With none of the members' identities revealed, Fol Chen is shrouded in mystery. Their complex and eccentric pop music is layered with the richness of their synth, guitars, clavinet, electronic beats and falsettos. The result is bitter sweet musically and lyrically, mixing dense psychedelia with bubbly danceability and a tinge of unsettling noise. The music is infectious and their videos are odd yet captivating. Here's a quote describing their sound,
We sound like Prince with Amon Duul II and a children's religious revival, not to mention Hot Chip, Pink Floyd, Gwen Stefani, Pere Ubu, Danielson Famile, Scritti Politti, Boards of Canada, The Blow, and Pulp. (Mostly.)
Favourites: Cable TV, No Wedding Cake, Winter That's All, The Longer U Wait

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