Highland Park art-rock crew Fol Chen has got a new full-length due out on Asthmatic Kitty June 6, but you needn't wait for Part II: The New December to get a taste of what's to come.
Lead-off track “In Ruins” is a funky, fuzzed-up pop collage featuring a vaguely Eastern melody and the lovely vocal stylings of L.A.'s own Kárin Tatoyan. And to the free, just-released In Ruins EP, Tatoyan contributes a drastically reimagined cover of the very same song.
It might also help to know that the record revolves around a Pontypool-like plot involving a Long Island disc jockey and a virus that eats words.
Download the entire EP here, via the enigmatic Fol Chen website, where you can watch a PSA that may or may not succeed in complicating the narrative further.