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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

Glass Candy – “Rise” (Herb Alpert Cover)

It's been a while since we've heard anything from the electronic duo of Johnny Jewel and Ida No who make music under the moniker Glass Candy. Today they finally shared their cover of Herb Alpert's 1979 instrumental song "Rise" which we previously heard underneath this 2012 interview. Instead of the soul-driven rhythm that define… More »

By: Ethan Jacobs / December 4, 2014

Glass Candy – “Beautiful Object” Video

Earlier this month, the long-anticipated second installment of Italians Do It Better's After Dark series was released. Naturally, there are a legion of Johnny Jewel-driven tracks from Chromatics, Desire, as well as "Let's Kiss" by his solo effort Mirage and his project with Ida No, Glass Candy. Today, they've released a video for… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 28, 2013

Stereogum Monthly Mix: March 2013

Remember last month when we made a hand-wringing post about the death of the MP3 and thereby the end of the downloadable Monthly Mix? Well, fuck it -- ZIP FILE BACK. Thank you for your comments and opinions! This is blog-in-action. But, we know some of you enjoyed the ease and increased songchoice represented… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 29, 2013

Glass Candy – “The Possessed” Video

In Glass Candy's new video for the slow, unsettled electro-pulse "The Possessed," singer Ida No skulks around a carnival and performs to a fired-up crowd in a venue so immaculately designed that it doesn't look real. Frequent collaborator Alberto Rossini films everything in his trademark grainy late-'70s/early-'80s horror-movie style. Watch the video and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2013

Glass Candy – “The Possessed (Extended Runway Edit)”

Ida No and Johnny Jewel a/k/a Portland's Glass Candy premiered a new track at a fashion show in Paris yesterday, "The Possessed (Runway Edit)." It's over seven minutes of drawn-out, mid-tempo synth pop matching a seemingly wide-eyed mood with some lyrics that are actually sort of dark: "Through the glass, our cares are laughable /… More »

By: Liz Pelly / March 2, 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

Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012

Ever since I was old enough to complain, my dad took great pleasure in the act of dragging my always-resistant ass to music festivals. A summer full of glorious music for him meant a summer full of unstifled groans from me. His taste in music back then -- folk, folk, and nothing but folk --… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / September 4, 2012

Desire – “Don’t Call” Video

Italians Do It Better co-honcho Johnny Jewel hit a pop cultural sweet spot last year, making in-roads with the Gossling demo by landing one of his Chromatics tracks on the much-loved Drive OST. His stardusted and narcotic Italo production style seemed to influence a lot of that soundtrack; in fact, the lesser known and more… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 25, 2012

Glass Candy – “Warm In The Winter” Video

Glass Candy's hypnotic disco anthem "Warm In The Winter" gets a video, a cheerful tour doc awash in that Super 8 aesthetic. Alberto Rossini directs. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 7, 2011

Glass Candy – “Halloween”

Italians Do It in honor of John Carpenter. A message from Glass Candy: Glass Candy's sinister homage to the John Carpenter classic. A Candy coated gift for all the Ghouls & Goblins in Candyland. Trick Or Treat? Another teaser from ///BODY WORK///. Disorienting walls of synthesizers grasping for their last breath accompanied by Rossini's most… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 31, 2011

Glass Candy – “Warm In The Winter”/”Beautiful Object”

Portland's Glass Candy crafts warm, shimmering disco anthems and her latest EP, Warm In The Winter, showcases a pair of them with "Warm In The Winter" and "Beautiful Object." There's a lot to like here, but my favorite is definitely the spoken-word, cosmic/emotional breakdown mid-"Warm In The Winter."… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 6, 2011

Fuck Yeah Fest 2009 In Photos

In its sixth year, Fuck Yeah Fest had the explicit intention of benefitting California's state parks, and implicit intention of scaring away media outlets afraid of things with "Fuck" in the title. (Well OK: this year did bring the family friendly name change to FYF Fest, which is pronounced Fuck Yeah Fest Fest I… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 8, 2009

Coachella 2009: M.I.A., Superchunk, And So Much Sun

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy The weather's getting hotter by the day, but we refuse to cave: We arrived at the grounds when the sun was at its peak. Amrit's given to wearing shorts at this point, but Brandon sticks by his Levi's because pale white legs are no good in the Southern California… More »

By: brandon / April 19, 2009

We Got The Tweet: The Week’s 50 Best Rock Star Twitters

Microblogging service Twitter has signed up countless celebrities in recent months, and among them are some of our favorite musical artists: Trent Reznor! Colin Meloy! Ed Droste! Diddy! Stereogum Tweets too! But who can keep up with all that lunch eating? Most of us only have eight hours a day with which to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 23, 2009

New Chromatics Video – “Killing Spree”

There's lots of lakeside creepiness and quick cuts in the Johnny Jewel-directed video for Chromatics' 2007 Night Drive instrumental, "Killing Spree." YouTube -- and our fine cinematic eyes -- tell us the glossy footage was "shot on a Soviet Pentavax Cinemataire 12 mm camera" by the Glass Candy dude at an unknown location in summer… More »

By: brandon / March 19, 2008

New Ssion – “Clowns (Glass Candy Remix)”

In the past when we talk Italo-disco, we're usually in the realm of Sally Shapiro ... though she's from Sweden. Ssion's from Kansas City, and therefore not really any closer, but frontman Cody Critcheloe's mustache looks pretty authentic. Plus, this remix Glass Candy do of Ssion's "Clowns" has that icy hot dance feel we dig… More »

By: Stereogum / January 8, 2008

My Grandma And Your Grandma Sitting By The Fire

Glass Candy have recorded a rad cover of "Iko Iko." Listen here. As of this post, it's only been streamed 1,000 times so show GC some love. Any band that covers a tune from the Rain Man soundtrack is okay in my book. Er, blog.   Anyone who writes "I'm a good driver"… More »

By: Stereogum / August 2, 2005