I’m Ruined…but in a good way

The Baths remix of Fol Chen’s “In Ruins” is beautifully eerie. It’s disconcerting how much I like this spooky tune, but the haunting nature of it’s synthy and breathy chorus is truly stunning. BUT this isn’t so shocking coming from a band that has literally tried their damn-dist to stay anonymous. That’s right, the members of Fol Chen offer the perfect description of their music: “You know that mysterious black object that the creepy family is staring at on the cover of Led Zeppelin’s Presence album?” they ask. “Fol Chen sounds like that.” Fol Chen is dramatically mysterious and that’s why it’s so fantastic. Leave it to a group of no-names to make quite the name for themselves on the indie electro-pop scene. This particular track is the perfect combination of breathy vocals and bizarre arrangement of horns, strings and other electronics and the Baths rendition makes it all the more vibrant.



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