Los Angeles-based Fol Chen have released three studio albums, performed on four continents, and have presented projects at LACMA, the Walker Art Center, Machine Project, and the Annenberg Space for Photography. Fol Chen's explorations of the limits and uses of popular music have drawn praise from The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Wired, and Pitchfork, as well as from the godfather of experimental pop music, David Byrne. They have remixed David Bowie, Sufjan Stevens (who owns their label, Asthmatic Kitty Records), and legendary club producer Junior Vasquez. The group also covered Prince for SPIN Magazine’s “Purplish Rain” compilation, and teamed with electronic interface designers Monome on a limited edition gestural sound toy.


2015    "I'd Rather Listen to a Bad Song," Clifford Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY (upcoming)
2015    Urban Fruit Trails, with Fallen Fruit and HOLA, Los Angeles, CA (upcoming)
2015    Untited Theater Project, with Janet Sarbanes & Jen Backhaus, Los Angeles, CA (upcoming)
2015    TBD: A Musical Play, with Austin Young, Los Angeles, CA (upcoming)
2014    Composer-Free Song Generator, Indianapolis Museum of Art / Big Car / AiOP Indy, Indianapolis, IN
2014    The National Anthem, Grand Park / Los Angeles Music Center, Los Angeles, CA
2014    Composer-Free Song Generator, Fallen Fruit / HOLA, Los Angeles, CA
2014    You Will Be My Music, Fallen Fruit / HOLA, Los Angeles, CA
2013    Band Performance, Hammer Museum / KCRW, Los Angeles, CA
2013    Tetrafol Performance, The Chalet / LACE, Los Angeles, CA
2013    You Will Be My Music, Diverseworks, Houston, TX
2013    You Will Be My Music, Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA
2012    Tetrafol, with Monome and Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA
2011    Beauty Culture film score and installation, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA
2011    Composer-Free Song Generator, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
2010    Rendered in Metal, The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
2010    Untitled (Craigslist Auditions), The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
2008    Untitled (Weiner Werkstatte, Textile Length), LACMA, Los Angeles, CA


2013    The False Alarms (Asthmatic Kitty Records)
2010    Part II: The New December (Asthmatic Kitty Records)
2009    Part I: John Shade, Your Fortune’s Made Asthmatic Kitty Records

Other Recordings

2011    “Golden Years” by David Bowie, remix, KCRW/EMI Records LTD.
2011    “I Walked” by Sufjan Stevens, remix, Asthmatic Kitty Records
2009    "The Beautiful Ones" by Prince, cover, SPIN Magazine

Visiting Artist Engagements

2014    Cal State Sacramento / Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA
2014    Alliance Francaise, Arusha, Tanzania
2013    Pomona College, Claremont, CA
2013    Band Width Project, Taipei, Taiwan via Burlington, VT
2010    CEC Artslink, St Petersburg, Russia

Selected Press

2012 BOMBsite, "Samuel Bing Interviewed by Ben Ehrenreich"
2013 KCET Artbound, “Breaking Sound Barriers with Fol Chen”
2013 The Wall Street Journal, “Fol Chen Reveal Its Faces”
2013 The Line of Best Fit, "Album Review: The False Alarms"
2011 WIRED Magazine, "The Tetrafol is a Crazy, Motion-Sensitive Musical Pyramid from Fol Chen"
2010 LA Weekly, "Live Review: Fol Chen at the Echo"

Press Quotes

“A delightful mix of electronic pop and experimental music” -The Wall Street Journal
“Viscerally catchy songs... addictively slinky” -Pitchfork
“Loa’s layered vocals have this way of conjuring the otherworldly” -SPIN
“Odd and lovely as ever” -Stereogum
"Fol Chen are equally fond of modern chamber music and poppy funk, of pretty tones and deliberately blemished ones" - New York Times