Fol Chen made a bit of a splash in early ’09 with “Cable TV.” Catchy enough song but not enough to make me want to hear more.
Then, over the weekend, I heard “In Ruins” on Sirius. Thought, hmm, this is interesting. Get to work Monday and I see there is an “In Ruins” EP, containing the original tracks along with 4 remixes, being offered for free at Asthmatic Kitty. One of them was done by Baths whose track “Maximalist” I have been playing a LOT lately. Also there is one by Keepaway who I interviewed earlier this year (and also wrote about). Color me interested. The Karin Tatoyan
remix cover is really awesome, very different than the rest in that it focuses the attention on the vocals which end up sounding really great with the music stripped away.