Foli - Photo: Vanessa Hellmann
Photo: Vanessa Hellmann

Foli began as the solo project of Social Studies guitarist Ben McClintock, who told me he started Foli as a traditonal songwriting outlet after several years in an instrumental band in Boston. About the time he joined Social Studies a year and a half ago, he put together a full band that recorded Foli’s first true album. “When I started I was making a subconscious effort to combine Mount Eerie and D’Angelo knowing that whatever I came up with would be a far departure from both,” explains McClintock. On the track “Figure Eight” (below), I can’t help but be reminded of the soulful Minneapolis supergroup Gayngs. Foli plans on releasing an album on vinyl this fall with a digital release to follow. This Sunday, the band will play the Hemlock, opening for the transcendental guitar shredding of A Million Billion Dying Suns, which hopes to release an EP or two before their debut full release later this year. Show details are after the track.

A Million Billion Dying Suns, Foli, Disappearing People
Hemlock Tavern
August 4, 2013
8:30pm, $6