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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

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Always Music In The Air: Twin Peaks: The Return Performances From Worst To Best

When Julee Cruise appeared at the end of Twin Peaks: The Return Episode 17 on Sunday night, reprising "The World Spins" from the first season…
Stephen Deusner | September 6, 2017 - 11:52 am

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Why Are So Many Bands Surprising Fans With Snail Mail This Year?

Do you remember the last time you were excited about a piece of mail? I have vague memories of being a kid and having the…
Ryan Leas | August 23, 2017 - 2:49 pm

More Chromatics stories

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

Chromatics – “Black Walls” Video

Chromatics' Dear Tommy has been on our Most Anticipated Albums list for 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. We've received a decent amount of tracks that…
James Rettig | May 16, 2018 - 8:00 am

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Why Are So Many Bands Surprising Fans With Snail Mail This Year?

Do you remember the last time you were excited about a piece of mail? I have vague memories of being a kid and having the…
Ryan Leas | August 23, 2017 - 2:49 pm

Chromatics’ Johnny Jewel Scoring New James Franco Movie

Chromatics' Johnny Jewel is no stranger to film scores, and his management company Echo Park Records has just announced that his next score is for…
James Rettig | May 25, 2017 - 5:35 pm

Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered: “Running Up That Hill”

Kate Bush occupies this odd Trans-Atlantic space between cult figure and pop star. It makes sense that she's had a long, varied, widely analyzed, and…
Nate Patrin | May 22, 2017 - 11:40 am

Chromatics – “Shadow” Video

Chromatics appeared on the premiere of Showtime's Twin Peaks revival tonight, performing their song "Shadow" at the show's fictional Bang Bang Club venue. They've also…
Peter Helman | May 21, 2017 - 11:16 pm
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