Fond Han, the unpredictable New Jersey duo of Thomas Baumann and Kira McDonald recently released their full length debut Sham Cloud via Exploding In Sound Records. To say thanks for the all the support, the duo have returned with a new single “Ughed.” Joined by Sam Rosenberg (Two Inch Astronaut) and Jesse Weiss (Palehound, Grass Is Green, etc), the single delivers a new sense of patience rarely found on Sham Cloud. The song begins with and a slow creeping menace before eventually unfolding into dense fury. “Ughed” is the highlight of yet another side of Fond Han’s sound, built around off kilter rhythms, creaking vocals, and echoing production from Weiss.
Drawing influence from a diverse spectrum of music that includes DIY peers, spastic art metal bands, and the kitchen sink of popular heavy music and dynamic indie rock, Fond Han are unpredictable by nature and their songs are vibrant as a result. Sham Cloud is an inherently strange listen crafted into something accessible and undeniably interesting. The album is comprised of eight tracks in just under twenty minutes, mixes the Fond Han’s love of bummed out indie rock, mathy emo-tinged punk, and spastic metalcore interludes for something both genuinely beautiful and unflinchingly chaotic. Full of jagged rhythms and twisted riffs, Fond Han have created an intelligent and energetic record with enough tongue-in-cheek charm to keep things light and cheery.
Fond Han Upcoming Shows:
11/11 – Boonton, NJ @ BoonTunes w/ Old Fox Road