Single Review: Fol Chen / No Wedding Cake

By on Wednesday, 3rd December 2008 at 11:09 pm

You all know that I have a bit of a thing for electro girl-fronted groups. So imagine how I felt when I heard Fol Chen‘s new single, “No Wedding Cake”, a love story of a romance shattered relationship of a couple who don’t want to break up but are stuck in a rut, with intimate vocals and a range of bleeps and bips that would see Hot Chip having a hot flush.

Once you get over the incredibly strange name (any ideas on the origins? Leave them in the comments…), and the slightly childish “my-first Casio keyboard” intro, you realise that these Californians are onto something. Multi-layered and most certainly multi-coloured, by the end of the track you just want to scoop them up and give them a hug, or have a slow-mo dance.

Finding much out about this Californian five piece is a tad difficult – their official bio is a masterpiece in creative writing, however we did manage to get that Fol Chen compare themselves to ” Prince and a childrens religious revival… we are cryptic and joyful and we would like you to dance…”. I think that’s about right…

Enjoy a free MP3 below, “Cable TV”, taken from their forthcoming debut album “Part I: John Shade, Your Fortune’s Made” which is out early next year.

MP3: Fol Chen – Cable TV

“No Wedding Cake” is out next Monday (8th December) on Asthmatic Kitty Records

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