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About Föllakzoid

Follakzoid are a psych-pop group from Santiago, Chile, formed around bassist/vocalist Juan Pablo Rodrigues, synth player Alfredo Thiermann, and drummer Diego Lorca. The three met during childhood and started playing together officially in 2008. During their first practice, they jammed on a song in free-form style for over two hours, and this reliance on chemistry became a defining characteristic of their live shows. In 2009, after adding guitarist Domingo Garcia-Huidobro, they started the BYM (Blow Your Mind) studio and record label, and released their first album on cassette. Follakzoid spent the next two years working on a long-running, two-song, self-titled EP for Sacred Bones, and followed it up in 2013 with II on the same label. The band toured extensively in support of the album, appearing at festivals including ATP and Lollapalooza, and their performances inspired the songs that became their third album. Follakzoid recorded and mixed 2015's III at BYM, collaborating with German electronic artist Atom, who played a Korg synthesizer that was used by Kraftwerk while touring during the '80s. While touring Europe in 2016, the band collaborated with J. Spaceman (Jason Pierce of Spacemen 3 and Spiritualized), and a 12" containing reworkings of III tracks "Electric" and "Earth" was issued by Sacred Bones as London Sessions in 2017. ~ Jason Lymangrover