New Fol Chen album “The False Alarms” coming this March


L.A. electro-popsters Fol Chen aren’t the weirdest band we’ve ever blogged about, but they’re definitely one of our favorites. Songs like “In Ruins” and “Cable TV” are so catchy they’re probably being studied at the CDC. Now, after two years of silence, they’re returning with their third album, The False Alarms. It arrives March 19 via Asthmatic Kitty and it promises to be fairly epic. The band is describing the album’s sound as “opera house,” which they define as “beat-driven electronica with grand, operatic gestures and lyrically-dense storytelling.” You can hear a sample below.

Here’s the tracklist for The False Alarms:

01. The False Alarms
02. I.O.U.
03. A Tourist Town
04. Hemispheres
05. The Fifth Season
06. Boys in the Woods
07. 200 Words
08. You Took the Train
09. Doubles
10. This Place is on TV

Along with the new music, Fol Chen also announced some national tour dates:

Mar 08 San Diego, CA – Casbah
Mar 09 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Mar 17 Hot Springs, AZ – Low Key Arts
Mar 19 Chicago, IL – Schubas
Mar 20 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
Mar 22 Denver, CO – Hi Dive
Mar 24 Seattle, WA – Barboza
Mar 26 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Mar 28 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of The Hill
Mar 29 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg
Apr 02 Washington DC, Black Cat
Apr 03 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Apr 04 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
Apr 06 Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo
Apr 07 Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel

Ready for some “opera house”? Here’s the first single from The False Alarms, “200 Words” (if you can’t see the Soundcloud player, click here):


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