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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 project, including Chromatics’ “Yes,” his own “Bullytown” and Glass Candy’s “Shell Game.” The entire soundtrack is finally out today, and it’s also streaming in full. The songs mostly stay i… More »

By: 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 Ryan Gosling-directed film called Lost River, and so far he’s shared “love theme” “Yes” by the Chromatics and his ambient Johnny Jewel solo track “Bullytown.” Today we get “Shell Game,”… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 27, 2015 - 5:52 pm

Johnny Jewel – “Bullytown”

Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River is out in theaters this spring, and Johnny Jewel — the bleary-electro mastermind behind Chromatics, Glass Candy, Symmetry, and a few other projects — is responsible for the music. As the Drive soundtrack can attest, Jewel and Gosling are a great screen pairing, especially when Jewel is in full… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 18, 2015 - 9:43 am

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,” and… More »

By: James Rettig / February 12, 2015 - 6:04 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. 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 “Closer To… More »

By: 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 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 Valentine’… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 4, 2014 - 5:17 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 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-laden instrumental… More »

By: 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 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 version of… More »

By: Peter Helman / November 5, 2014 - 4:38 pm

Download After Dark 2 For Free

A couple of weeks ago, the Italians Do It Better label released the great After Dark 2 compilation, which featured unreleased tracks from dark, vibed-out Johnny Jewel Italo projects like Chromatics, Glass Candy, Mirage, Symmetry, and Desire. It’s the rare compilation that keeps both a signature sound and a consistent level of quality throughout, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 11, 2013 - 10:15 am

Mirage – “Let’s Kiss”

Mirage, or Chromatics and Glass Candy’s Johnny Jewel, has unveiled “Let’s Kiss” from label Italians Do It Better’s second After Dark compilation. The first installment was released in 2007, featuring tracks or remixes from label artists. While it was announced the follow-up was to be released last fall, it failed to see the light of… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 15, 2013 - 10:20 am

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 - 1:22 pm

Desire – “Tears From Heaven” Video

At the moment, Glass Candy/Chromatics mastermind Johnny Jewel is the driving force for a whole mob of eerily retro Italo-disco projects, many of whom will contribute to the forthcoming comp After Dark 2. We’ve already seen Chromatics’ video for the After Dark 2 track “Looking For Love,” and now Desire, Jewel’s duo with singer Mega… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 31, 2012 - 10:39 am

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 - 12:03 pm