FOL CHEN makes soundtracks to a future that never was. To listen is to leave the comfort of nostalgia and land with both feet in a bolder 21st century. Since 2009, the Los Angeles-area collective has created their signature sound from field recordings and an electronic junk drawer, splicing compound beats and sending warped vocal transmissions. The False Alarms, Fol Chen’s third full-length, is electronic music with rich chords, progressive beats, and addictive melodies. Think of it as pop music for people who aren’t sure where or when they are, but who know it’s nowhere they’ve been before.
From its inception, VALLEYS has been always changing. From the quiet and exploratory preliminary years to the stormy experimentation of recent works, the duo has always had one foot in the pop realm and the other in the dirt. Their upcoming LP, Are You Going To Stand There And Talk Weird All Night? is the result of a year's worth of writing through unexpected loss and spiritual recovery. Working with meditative and spatial elements, Valleys aims to blur the lines between noise, melody, repetition and space results in a dark, mysterious and cinematic quality to their sound.
Advance tickets available at Rotate This & Soundscapes.