FOLIO (Unreleased)

Album: Great Divide

Song: Hard Times (Audio Preview Coming Soon)


Since its inception, the Los Angeles-based quartet FOLIO has had a big vision: to create a pogo-inducing hybrid of modern Indie Rock energy and classic New Wave sounds. FOLIO's recipe features a marriage of prominent, vintage synths with driving guitars, carried by a host of sweat-soaked dance grooves, bum-shaking bass lines, & indelible vocal hooks. Often channeling a hybrid of classic/modern Electro-Rock sonic textures in the vein of Duran Duran, She Wants Revenge, Shiny Toy Guns, New Order, & The Killers, FOLIO has created a sound uniquely their own.

FOLIO consists of Brent Meyer (lead vocals/guitars/kybds), Chris Willshire (bass/kybds), Danny Johnston (elec. & acoustic drums/vocals), and Willis Clow (guitars/vocals/kybds). Their debut EP, Great Divide, includes guest appearances by Joey Waronker on drums (Paul McCartney, REM, Beck), Lyle Workman on guitar (Sting, Beck, Sheryl Crow), & Roger Manning Jr. (Morrissey, Jellyfish, Beck), who played authentic vintage analog synths. In 2008 the group reached #12 on the Top 100 Artists on the Nat’l Alternative Radio Specialty Radio Shows chart.

In ‘08 new indie label Hensley Records invested substantial financial resources into the band. This enabled them to write new material & the resulting demos caught the attention of A-list producers who have worked with the likes of David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, U2, & Depeche Mode. However, the label lasted barely a year, leaving the band with a wealth of new material….minus the A-list producer! The group is in the studio finishing 3 of these tracks, which will be released digitally in late Spring/early Summer 2011.

4 tracks have been featured in the MTV shows The Hills, Newport Harbor, Disaster Date, & Teen Cribs . "Floating Away," "Scene Machine," and "Friday Girl" are featured in the Destineer snowboarding video game Stoked (Xbox 360).

The band will be performing live throughout 2011 & will continue to write & record new material.


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