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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This
Stereogum | October 4, 2019 - 3:00 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Chromatics Closer To Grey

Chromatics have acknowledged the resounding call of "Dear Tommy when?" by ... not answering it at all. Instead, they've sidestepped the question and put out…
James Rettig | October 2, 2019 - 11:32 am

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Chromatics Songs

It’s almost a cliché to call something the "new Chinese Democracy" when referring to an oft-delayed album, but if we have one in 2018, it’s…
Luis Paez-Pumar | November 28, 2018 - 1:00 pm

More Chromatics stories

Chromatics – “You’re No Good” Video

Chromatics surprise released their first new album in seven years, Closer To Grey, in the middle of the week -- read our Premature Evaluation review…
James Rettig | October 4, 2019 - 9:19 am

Stream Chromatics’ Surprise New Album Closer To Grey

It's been more than seven years since Chromatics released their landmark Kill For Love and almost five since they shared the tracklist for its planned…
Chris DeVille | October 2, 2019 - 12:00 am

A New Chromatics Album Is Out At Midnight — But Not Dear Tommy

It has been a long, long time since the Chromatics came out with an album. A little more than seven years ago, the bleary, cinematic…
Tom Breihan | October 1, 2019 - 11:58 am

Chromatics – “I Want To Be Alone” (Jackson C. Frank Cover) Video

Yesterday, Taylor Swift released her new album Lover, which includes "The Archer," a glowing neon synth-pop song that sounds a whole lot like a Chromatics…
Peter Helman | August 24, 2019 - 12:37 pm

Chromatics – “Petals” (Hole Cover)

Chromatics released their gorgeous and cinematic double album Kill For Love back in 2012. They've been promising its follow-up, Dear Tommy, for years now. The…
Julia Gray | May 26, 2019 - 1:34 pm

Watch Chromatics Play Their First Show In Over 5 Years

Chromatics make dark, pulsating, mysterious electro-pop music, and they keep things mysterious when they’re not making music, too. Or, rather, they keep things mysterious when…
Tom Breihan | May 1, 2019 - 9:08 am

Chromatics – “Time Rider”

Fall came and went without Chromatics' Dear Tommy -- I guess Johnny Jewel changed his mind again -- but we did get a few new…
James Rettig | February 19, 2019 - 9:04 am

Chromatics – “House Of Dolls”

Chromatics have been teasing Dear Tommy since 2014, and it's supposed to come out this season. They've been amping up anticipation ahead of the much-anticipated…
Julia Gray | November 1, 2018 - 6:29 pm

Chromatics – “Blue Girl” Video

Last month, Chromatics shared a new song, "Black Walls," that served as our first substantial evidence that their long-delayed Dear Tommy might actually come out…
James Rettig | June 12, 2018 - 10:12 am

Chromatics Release Vinyl-Only Camera EP

Chromatics have been teasing Dear Tommy since 2014, so its alleged 2018 release is well overdue. According to the band's Johnny Jewel, the album will…
Julia Gray | June 5, 2018 - 10:03 am

Chromatics’ Johnny Jewel On Releasing Dear Tommy This Fall: “That’s The Idea, Unless I Change My Mind Again”

Last week, Chromatics released their first new song in nearly two years, "Black Walls," and announced that their much-delayed album Dear Tommy would be out…
James Rettig | May 21, 2018 - 12:23 pm

Stream Johnny Jewel’s Surprise Album Themes For Television

Last week, spaced-out synthpop cult favorites Chromatics shared their video for the new single "Black Walls" and announced that their long-anticipated album Dear Tommy would…
Tom Breihan | May 21, 2018 - 8:51 am
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