IR SoCal Presents: Foreign Born

Hey music junkie! First time here? Click over to and get all of our content (tons of music) delivered for free. Enjoy your time here, and keep it loud!

Foreign BornToday we are celebrating the release of the latest album on Secretly Canadian Records by LA indie band Foreign Born, who we first played as part of our SXSW showcase compilation in 2008. The first track you will be hearing, ‘In the Shape’, was featured on that compilation and was a good taste of what was to come this year. June brought us the release of ‘Person to Person’, Foreign Born’s 2nd album, and 1st for Secretly Canadian, with a more lighthearted feel to the tracks.

The song following ‘In the Shape’ is from their latest release and was called ‘Early Warning’, featuring some African guitars, a perfect song for this summer and a great way to introduce the album to you.  We also have their newest single, ‘Vacationing People’, at the tail end of the featurette.  Now for a little history:

Their bio says they are a band that lives and breathes Los Angeles, starting off their career in San Francisco with different members, although finding their identity here; three of the group being native Los Angelinos – one whom is a groundskeeper in Coldwater Canyon Park.

Foreign Born basically wrote, arranged, engineered, and produced this record with horn arrangements, woodwinds, strings, synthesizers, and as they put it “enough harmonies to sink a ship”, albeit in a good way.

For more info on Foreign Born, do not go to or you will find online services for immigrants. Check out our links embedded within the post.  Also our apologies. In this episode we incorrectly name the new album as ‘People to People’ when it is actually ‘Person to Person’.  Doh.

1) In the Shape
2) Early Warning
3) Vacationing People

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.