The California-based Asthmatic Kitty indie pop band Fol Chen is dropping its second remix EP of songs culled from its second album, Part II: The New December. The group is known for not being fully seen on its album covers and wearing masks in public, but pretty soon more people than ever will be seeing what they do reveal since they’ve just started a U.S. tour with !!! and the Apples in Stereo. They’ll also play one date, Aug. 16, with singers who auditioned for a lead singer spot via Craiglist.
About the new release: it’s called “The Holograms” Remix EP and it features the title track remixed by Teen Daze, Primary 1, Hard Mix and FUR. It’s also downloadable for free.
Tour dates are listed below; be sure to check the “key” underneath the dates to see exactly who is on the bill with the band for each date.
08.02 Los Angeles, CA: The Echo
08.03 New York, NY: Mercury Lounge *
08.04 Brooklyn, NY: Union Pool *
08.05 Philadelphia, PA: Johnny Brenda’s *
08.09 Los Angeles, CA: The Echo +
08.16 Los Angeles, CA: The Echo #
08.23 Los Angeles, CA: The Echo
08.30 Los Angeles, CA: The Echo
09.22 Washington, DC: Black Cat $
09.23 Boston, MA: Royale $
09.24 Northampton, MA: Pearl Street $
09.26 Toronto, ON: Lee’s Palace $
09.28 Ann Arbor, MI: Blind Pig
09.29 Chicago, IL: Bottom Lounge $
09.30 Louisville, KY: Headliners Music Hall $
10.01 Cleveland, OH: Beachland Ballroom $
10.05 Pawtucket, RI: The Met Cafe $
10.22 Denver, CO: Bluebird Theater $
10.23 Colorado Springs, CO: Armstrong Hall $
10.24 Salt Lake City, UT: The State Room $
10.26 Seattle, WA: Crocodile Cafe $
10.27 Portland, OR: Mississippi Studios %
10.28 Arcata, CA: The Depot at Humboldt State %
10.30 San Francisco, CA: The Independent %
10.31 San Jose, CA: Blank Club %
11.02 San Diego, CA: Casbah %
11.03 Tuscon, AZ: Plush %
11.07 Houston, TX: Walter’s On Washington %
11.08 Dallas, TX: Granada Theater %
* = w/ Baths
# = w/ Light Pollution, Crocodiles
$ = w/ !!!
% = w/ the Apples in Stereo
+ = featuring live sampling with the audience for source material for Fol Chen’s third album
& = featuring live Craigslist auditions for a new singer
@ = Metal band Viscera performs the songs of Fol Chen!