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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Bon Iver, Solange, and Danny Brown all released albums this week. Say that aloud to yourself and then feel sorry for all of the bloggers…
Stereogum | September 30, 2016 - 4:59 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Over the weekend, we received a gift from not-a-god Frank Ocean: a long, complicated, beautiful LP called Blonde. We thought we lucked out with Endless,…
Stereogum | August 26, 2016 - 4:48 pm

2015 In Review

Getting The Drop On Us: The Year In Surprise And/Or “Surprise” Releases

Here in the future, we now know Andy Warhol was right about everyone getting their 15 minutes of fame, but it comes with some unexpected…
Chris DeVille | December 29, 2015 - 11:23 am

More Chromatics stories

Chromatics – “Magazine”

Chromatics' long-awaited Dear Tommy still isn't anywhere in sight, but at least we're getting some new music from them. Chromatics mastermind Johnny Jewel scored Fien…
Peter Helman | September 27, 2016 - 11:26 pm

Chromatics – “I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around” Video

It's been a year-and-a-half since Chromatics released "I Can Never Be Myself When You're Around," and today we're finally getting a video for the track.
James Rettig | September 13, 2016 - 1:09 pm

Chromatics – “Dear Tommy” Video

We've been waiting for a damn year and a half for the great dark-electro group Chromatics to release their new album Dear Tommy, the follow-up…
Tom Breihan | August 25, 2016 - 8:45 am

Chromatics Tease Long-Awaited Album Dear Tommy

We've been hearing for a long, long time about Dear Tommy, the new album from glimmering, depressive electro deities Chromatics. "Just Like You," which was…
Tom Breihan | August 2, 2016 - 9:52 am

2015 In Review

Stereogum’s 80 Favorite Songs Of 2015

One of music's finest qualities is that, for all its unifying power, it strikes different people in radically different ways. There is value in recognizing…
Stereogum | December 9, 2015 - 11:51 am

Chromatics – “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” (Cyndi Lauper Cover)

We've been waiting a long time for Chromatics to give us Dear Tommy, their latest much-anticipated klonopin-disco odyssey, and it's still set to arrive sometime…
Tom Breihan | November 5, 2015 - 8:47 am

Puff Daddy’s Surprise Mixtape Samples Chromatics

In honor of his birthday today, Puff Daddy released a new mixtape called MMM that features appearances from Future, Pusha T, Ty Dolla $ign, Travis…
James Rettig | November 4, 2015 - 4:41 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

It's never easy to winnow a week down to five songs, but this one was a bloodbath. Every song here could have been #1 on…
Stereogum | September 11, 2015 - 4:47 pm

Chromatics – “Shadow”

Even though the interminable wait for Dear Tommy marches on, we've been gifted with a new Chromatics track thanks to Adult Swim's singles series. It's…
James Rettig | September 8, 2015 - 12:11 pm

Chromatics Cover “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” For MANGO Ad

Chromatics have covered Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" -- well, Robert Hazard's "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" actually, but like, come…
Peter Helman | September 2, 2015 - 9:16 pm

Adult Swim Announces 2015 Singles Series With Danny Brown, Chromatics, Run The Jewels, FlyLo, Sia x SOPHIE, & More

Adult Swim's annual singles series is back for the sixth time starting next week, and as usual the Cartoon Network offshoot has rounded up an…
Chris DeVille | June 5, 2015 - 12:01 pm

Chromatics – “In Films”

We still don't know when narco-disco overlords Chromatics will release Dear Tommy, their much-anticipated Kill For Love follow-up, into the world. But we have heard…
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2015 - 3:39 pm

Stream Johnny Jewel’s Lost River Soundtrack

Johnny Jewel is helming the soundtrack and score for Lost River -- Ryan Gosling's directorial debut -- and has already shared several tracks from the…
Caitlin White | March 30, 2015 - 1:34 pm

Glass Candy – “Shell Game”

Glass Candy is one of the many musical groups that Johnny Jewel has a hand in. His latest project is the soundtrack to a new…
Caitlin White | March 27, 2015 - 5:52 pm

Chromatics – “I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around”

Sometime very soon, Chromatics are planning to release their new album Dear Tommy, the follow-up to 2012's great Kill For Love. We've posted first single…
Tom Breihan | March 5, 2015 - 2:51 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Yesterday, we woke up with a new broody Drake short film to watch with breakfast, and by bedtime, we had a new broody Drake mixtape
Stereogum | February 13, 2015 - 5:40 pm

Chromatics – “Just Like You”

Johnny Jewel has shared the first single off of the new Chromatics album, Dear Tommy. The album was originally supposed to come out before Valentine's…
James Rettig | February 12, 2015 - 6:04 pm

Chromatics – “Yes (Love Theme From Lost River)”

Last year, Portland-based electro-pop outfit Chromatics announced that they would be releasing a new album titled Dear Tommy in 2015. But their latest track, "Yes,"
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 3, 2015 - 4:42 pm

Chromatics – “Closer to Grey” & Johnny Jewel – “The Other Side Of Midnight”

Johnny Jewel has been clearing out the Italians Do It Better vaults recently, releasing some stray Chromatics and solo tracks over the past few weeks.
James Rettig | December 8, 2014 - 8:17 pm

Chromatics Announce New Album Dear Tommy

Johnny Jewel has been giving away tons of free singles on his SoundCloud lately, and now his band is back in the albums business. Chromatics…
Chris DeVille | December 4, 2014 - 5:17 pm

Chromatics – “White Light”

A truly beautiful new Chromatics song has emerged to usher us into the weekend. "White Light" sounds like its title suggests, all soft tones and…
Chris DeVille | November 21, 2014 - 3:27 pm

Johnny Jewel – “The Last Dance”

Johnny Jewel is the producer behind evocative, cinematic electro-pop acts like Chromatics and Glass Candy, and he's never released a track under his own name…
Tom Breihan | November 10, 2014 - 11:39 am

Chromatics – “At Your Door” (8-Track Demo Version)

Chromatics have kept relatively quiet since dropping their massive synth-pop opus, Kill For Love, on the world in 2012. That still hasn't changed, but band…
Peter Helman | November 5, 2014 - 4:38 pm

Best Covers

Edgy And Dull: 20 Covers Of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire,” Rated

A few weeks back, we premiered Low's cover of Bruce Springsteen's "I'm On Fire," and it was great (more on that below). It's their contribution…
Ryan Leas | August 6, 2014 - 11:10 am

Schoolboy Q – “Man Of The Year”

Right about now, Kendrick Lamar is tangling with GQ over his portrayal in the magazine's Man Of The Year issue. And through some weird cosmic…
Tom Breihan | November 19, 2013 - 10:03 am

List

The 15 Most Memorable Moments At Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013

Fun Fun Fun Fest went down this past weekend in Austin, Texas, aka "the Live Music Capital Of The World." The Fest celebrated its eighth…
Ryan Leas | November 11, 2013 - 2:17 pm

Outside Lands 2013 Artist Portraits

San Francisco's Outside Lands went down over the weekend with performances from Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, Vampire Weekend, and more. (Check out our list…
Stereogum | August 13, 2013 - 11:49 am
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