Folly playing Northeast reunion shows before The Fest
For the uninitiated, Folly were a band from NJ like few others. They took on the daunting task of blending upbeat ska with heavy, dramatic post-hardcore and they pulled it off better than most could have imagined. Following a few demos and EPs in the late '90s and early 2000s, they signed to Triple Crown for two full-length albums, 2004's Insanity Later and 2006's Resist Convenience, and then self-released one more EP in 2008 before breaking up that same year. A few reunion shows have happened since, but it seems like right now they're making a louder comeback than ever, and the timing couldn't be better. They've been cited as an influence on a handful of bands in today's ska scene, and just last week, one of their classic songs was treated to a star-studded cover by members of multiple current ska and hardcore bands, including Soul Glo, Skatune Network/JER/We Are The Union, Gouge Away, Capra, The Best of the Worst, Catbite, and Grey Matter.
UPDATE: Openers announced, including Kill Lincoln, Catbite, The Best of the Worst, The Upfux, Mercy Union, and more:
Read about Insanity Later in our list of all-time essential ska albums. Watch some videos below.