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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 "Just Like You," and now they've shared "I Can Never Be Myself When You're Around." It's a song worthy of this group's dark glamor, a glittering and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2015

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 to listen to over sleepy tea. If those 17 songs had dropped Wednesday instead, we'd likely be talking about one of them below. But we'll get… More »

By: Stereogum / February 13, 2015

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 Day, but it's now coming out in March, and the band will be releasing a new song every week until then. The first single is called "Just Like You,"… More »

By: James Rettig / February 12, 2015

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," won't be on it. The song was written for Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, Lost River, which is due out in April and was scored by Johnny Jewel of Chromatics,… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 3, 2015

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. He's just dropped two more: a 31-minute solo track called "The Other Side Of Midnight" which is split up into seven movements, and an unreleased Chromatics track called… More »

By: James Rettig / December 8, 2014

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 will release Dear Tommy, the follow-up to 2012's amazing narcotic Italo-disco excursion Kill For Love, early next year. Pitchfork reports that the album will be out "in time for… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 4, 2014

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 ethereal glimmers. Ruth Radelet's sighing melodies here might as well be moonbeams. It's a gorgeous piece of work; we owe Johnny Jewel our gratitude for continuing to clear outMore »

By: Chris DeVille / November 21, 2014

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 until now. Jewel has lately been sharing unreleased tracks like an 8-track demo version of Chromatics' "At Your Door," and one of his latest gifts is a haunted, string-lade… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 10, 2014

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 member Johnny Jewel has spent the last couple of weeks uploading rarities and various odds and ends to his Soundcloud. Today, he's gifted us with an old demo… More »

By: Peter Helman / November 5, 2014

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 to a forthcoming Springsteen tribute titled Dead Man's Town, a compilation marking the thirtieth anniversary of Born In The U.S.A. (and taking its name from that album's title track). More »

By: Ryan Leas / August 6, 2014

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 confluence, Kendrick's Black Hippy comrade Schoolboy Q has a new song called "Man Of The Year" -- a song completely unrelated to Kendrick's issues with GQ. Q debuted a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 19, 2013

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 year with headliners M.I.A., Snoop Dogg, and Slayer, along with a stacked lineup that included Ice-T, the Descendents, Kurt Vile, the Julie Ruin, Bleached, Killer Mike, the Men, Chelsea Light… More »

By: Ryan Leas / November 11, 2013

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 of the 10 best things at the festival here.) In between shooting performances, our photographer Moses Namkung snapped some intimate moments with artists backstage. Check out… More »

By: Stereogum / August 13, 2013

The 10 Best Things At Outside Lands 2013

Between music, comedy, food, and artwork, Outside Lands really is one of the more interesting American summer festivals. You checked out our coverage and photos from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and now we have The 10 Best Things we experienced at the festival, music-related or otherwise. Check out the countdown here. More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 12, 2013

Outside Lands 2013 Friday: Paul McCartney, The National, Chromatics, & More

Yesterday Outside Lands '13 kicked off in San Francisco, and there's already been a ton of memorable moments, from food to comedy to many great sets. The first real highlight of the day was the Men. They've quickly evolved into such a diverse sounding band in just a few years, and played a nice, rough… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 10, 2013

The 10 Less Obvious Must-See Sets At Outside Lands 2013

This weekend, thousands of people will be flocking to San Francisco. No they're not going there to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Room -– it's time for Outside Lands 2013! Now of course people are excited for Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Nine Inch Nails, and that guy from Wings. But don't stop there, because… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 8, 2013

Chromatics – “Red Car”

Scion has the inarguable distinction of being the car company that's given away more good free music than any other car company, so it makes some kind of sense that the company is celebrating its 10th anniversary by giving away a new compilation called Scion 10, one that includes new music from people like the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 5, 2013

Anika – “In The City” (Chromatics Cover)

Anika's follows up her 2011 self-titled debut with an eponymous EP and its first single is a cover of Chromatics' "In The City." On it Anika takes her brand of post-punk/no wave and rubs it all over the song. Add a little bit of her throaty, polished Nico cooing and synths that sound gleaned from… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 11, 2013

Chromatics – “Ceremony” (New Order Cover)

Electro mood-generators Chromatics, who made one of the best albums of this year, have continued their ridiculously productive streak, dropping a brand-new cover of New Order's wistful synthpop classic "Ceremony." It's pretty faithful to the original, but the way it slowly and lazily sprawls out is new. Ida No, singer for Chromatics' More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 6, 2012

Download Johnny Jewel’s New Mixtape

Producer Johnny Jewel's entire Italians Do It Better roster/aesthetic has enjoyed banner success these past two calendar years, from the Drive soundtrack to Chromatics' deeply absorbing Kill For Love, to the point that this free, cold-season mixtape feels like the generous punctuation to a triumphant run. There's some Glass Candy, Desire, and Chromatics on there,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 3, 2012
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