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Watch: Chromatics Share Video for New Song “Magazine” from “Home” Soundtrack

Home Features a Score from Johnny Jewel, Soundtrack Due Out October 14

Sep 28, 2016

Chromatics still haven't announced the release date for Dear Tommy, their follow-up to 2012's Kill For Love that was announced back in 2014 with an original release date of February 2015. More

Sep 13, 2016

Chromatics still haven't announced the release date for Dear Tommy, their follow-up to 2012's Kill For Love that was announced back in 2014 with an original release date of February 2015.  More

Watch: Chromatics - “Dear Tommy” Video

Dear Tommy Due Out Someday

Aug 25, 2016

Chromatics aren't quite in My Bloody Valentine or The Avalanches territory with Dear Tommy, their follow-up to 2012's Kill For Love, but the album was announced in 2014 with an original release date of February 2015.  More

May 09, 2016

Johnny Jewel and his band Chromatics have reworked "The River," a track from their acclaimed Kill For Love 2012 album, and turned it into a new song, "Headlight's Glare." It will appear on a new 12-inch, Cherry, due out May 16 via Italians Do It Better.  More

“Twin Peaks” Cast Includes Trent Reznor, Sharon Van Etten, Sky Ferreira, and Eddie Vedder

Full Cast Announced, Including Returning Favorites and New Actors

Apr 25, 2016

The iconic early '90s David Lynch TV show Twin Peaks is returning to screens in 2017 with a brand new season on Showtime to be co-written and directed by Lynch and to feature much of the original cast. Now the full cast for the upcoming season has been announced. The cast list includes returning favorites, some notable actors joining them, and some musicians who have also surprisingly been added to the cast.  More

Listen: Peaking Lights - “Little Flower” (featuring Chloë Sevigny)

Recorded for Régime des Fleurs Runway Show, Also Listen to a Johnny Jewel Collaboration

Feb 17, 2016

Peaking Lights have teamed up with actress Chloë Sevigny for a new song. The husband/wife duo provide the music and Sevigny does a spoken word vocal over the track. Sound designer Michael Gaubert commissioned the song for a Régime des Fleurs runway show that took place on Sunday.  More

Feb 02, 2016

Last September New Order released Music Completetheir excellent first studio album in a decade, their first for their new label Mute, and the first not to feature founding member Peter Hook (but it sees the return of founding member Gillian Gilbert). Now they have announced some U.S. tour dates, which are below. More

Nov 05, 2015

Johnny Jewel and his band Chromatics are expected to release a new full-length album entitled Dear Tommy sometime this year, although no official release date has been announced yet so maybe it'll be 2016 at this point. In the meantime, the band recently covered Cyndi Lauper's 1980s classic "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" for a new fashion ad for MANGO's fall/winter 2015 line that featured supermodels Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne. More

Sep 08, 2015

Johnny Jewel and his band Chromatics are expected to release a new full-length album entitled Dear Tommy sometime this year, although no official release date has been announced yet. Now they have shared another song from it, "Shadow," via the Adult Swim Singles program. It's the first song of side 4 of Dear Tommy.

Chromatics Cover Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” For MANGO Fashion Ad

Ad Features Kate Moss and Cara Delevinge, Dear Tommy Due out Sometime Soon

Sep 02, 2015

Johnny Jewel and his band Chromatics are expected to release a new full-length album entitled Dear Tommy sometime this year, although no official release date has been announced yet. In the meantime, while we wait for the full on official follow up to Chromatics' widely acclaimed 2012 album Kill For Love, we can hear 30 seconds of the band's cover of Cyndi Lauper's 1980s classic "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun."  More

Listen: Chromatics - “In Films”

Off Upcoming Album, Dear Tommy

Apr 09, 2015

Despite there still being no official word on when they'll be releasing their brand new album Dear Tommy, that hasn't stopped Chromatics from sharing several of the LP's included tracks. More

Mar 05, 2015

This year Chromatics will release Dear Tommy, the follow-up to their 2012 LP Kill For LoveMore

Listen: Chromatics – “Just Like You” (First Single From New Album)

Band to Release a New Dear Tommy Track Every Week Until the Album Is Out

Feb 12, 2015

Johnny Jewel and his band Chromatics release a whole lot of music to the Internet, often putting out various unreleased songs for fans to devour. But "Just Like You" is different, as it's the first single from their new full-length album Dear Tommy, the full on official follow up to Chromatics' widely acclaimed 2012 album Kill For Love. More

Chromatics Announce New Album “Dear Tommy”

Due Out in Early 2015 on Italians Do it Better

Dec 04, 2014

Early next year, Chromatics will release Dear Tommy, the follow-up to their after-hours electro pop album Kill For Love More

Nov 06, 2014

It’s been two years since Chromatics released their excellent album Kill For Love More

Download “After Dark 2”

A Free Mixtape From Italians Do it Better

Jun 11, 2013

Okay, seriously, have you seen Johnny Jewel and Santa Claus in the same room? More

Listen: Chromatics - “Red Car”

Featured on Scion Car Compilation

Jun 05, 2013

When it comes to the brand of its Scion automobile, Toyota has done everything it can to integrate itself into its youth consumer base by cross-pollinating its marketing with all kinds of art projects. More

After Dark 2 Compilation featuring Chromatics and Glass Candy Available Digitally Now

After Dark 2 on iTunes Now; CD and Vinyl Release Coming Soon

May 17, 2013

Six years after the release of the first After Dark album comes the highly anticipated sequel, After Dark 2, from Italians Do It Better records. More

Apr 16, 2013

Last year New Jersey-based rapper Voli experimented with the Chromatics track "Lady," taken off the band's 2012 album Kill for Love. More

Chromatics’ Johnny Jewel Releases Free Mixtape

Download BLACK & WHITE / A MIX FOR AUTUMN

Dec 03, 2012

With December and the winter cold in full swing, Chromatics' Johnny Jewel has offered up his own personal lamentation for the Fall season with a new mixtape called BLACK & WHITE / A MIX FOR AUTUMN. More

Watch/Listen: Chromatics - “Cherry”

Off After Dark II Compilation

Nov 26, 2012

On the upcoming compilation After Dark II, Italians Do It Better will release three new tracks by the hazy, dream pop outfit Chromatics. More

Chromatics Share Over 30 Minutes of Unreleased Material

Plus Watch a Music Video From Johnny Jewel's Side Project, Desire

Nov 05, 2012

Last night from a hotel in Amsterdam Chromatics' Johnny Jewel couldn't sleep, so he decided to login into SoundCloud and upload over 30 minutes worth of unreleased material taken from the band's recording session for this year's excellent Kill for Love. More

Oct 22, 2012

After releasing their excellent new album Kill For Love earlier this year, Portland-based quartet Chromatics will soon feature three new songs on a forthcoming compilation for Italians Do It Better called After Dark II. More

Check Out Photos of FYF Fest 2012 - Day One - M83, Chromatics, Fucked Up

Plus Chairlift, James Blake, Moonface, Sleigh Bells and More

Sep 03, 2012

On Saturday September 1, the nineth annual FYF Fest went down at Los Angeles’ State Historic Park in Downtown L.A. We sent photographer Steven Dewall down to cover the action. Check out his shots of Chairlift,ChromaticsFucked UpJames BlakeJohn MausM83MoonfacePurity Ring, Redd Kross, Sleigh BellsThe Valelines, and Warpaint here. More

Check Out Photos of Øya Festival, Day 3

Metronomy, Black Keys, Refused, Young Dreams, and More

Aug 11, 2012

From August 7-11 Oslo, Norway hosted the Øya Festival. Check out our day three shots of Siri NilsenYoung DreamsMetronomyDāM-FunKOdd FutureRefusedChromatics, and The Black Keys. More

May 29, 2012

Chromatics’ Kill For Love cut “These Streets Will Never Look the Same” just got a lo-fi, dreamy video. More

Under the Radar Announces Full Details for June/July Issue Featuring Yeasayer on the Cover

Issue also Includes Beach House, Liars, Hot Chip, Sigur Rós, Hot Chip, Father John Misty, Aubrey Plaza, and more

May 26, 2012

Under the Radar’s June/July 2012 Issue features Yeasayer on the cover as well as interviews with Beach House, ChromaticsPeaking LightsM. WardEdward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZerosLower DensSoulsavers featuring Dave GahanFather John Misty vs. Aubrey PlazaSigur RósHot Chip, and others.  More

Apr 16, 2012

Last year Pulp reunited and last Tuesday, April 10, Jarvis Cocker and co. played their first show in the United States in 14 long years at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Support came from ChromaticsUnder the Radar's photographer Wendy Lynch Redfern was there to capture the band's long awaited return to North America.  More

Apr 03, 2012

Already riding pretty high on the number of favorable reviews coming in for their latest album Kill for LoveChromatics got what could considered an even bigger ego-boost when they found out today they'd been selected as Pulp's opening act at the reunited band's Radio City Music Hall performance. More

Mar 29, 2012

Clocking in at about 90-minutes, Kill For Love, the latest album by Portland-based band Chromatics, is not going to be easy to get through in one sitting if you've already landed yourself with a laundry list of to-dos for the day. More

Mar 12, 2012

Having already released a number of video clips and a Neil Young cover, all featured on their upcoming full-length Kill For LoveChromatics have premiered yet another audio/visual taste of their new record with a music video for their track "Back From the Grave." More

Watch: Chromatics Video – “Candy”

A Multi-Exposure Daydream

Mar 05, 2012

Check out this dreamy video for “Candy,” a cut from Chromatics forthcoming album Kill For Love. More

Watch: Chromatics - “Lady” Video

Bright Lights and Bobbing Heads

Feb 17, 2012

Just days after unveiling their cover of Neil Young's "Into the Black" with an accompanying music video Portland-based band Chromatics have released yet another clip, this time for the track "Lady." More

Listen: Chromatics Cover Neil Young

“Into The Black” to Appear on Forthcoming Album Kill For Love

Feb 12, 2012

Just to make the remainder your Saturday night a bit more atmospheric, about an hour ago Chromatics posted a haunting cover of Neil Young’s “Into the Black.”  More



Reviews

Øya Day Three: Young Dreams, Metronomy, Chromatics, Black Keys and More

August 10th, 2012

Aug 13, 2012

On day three of Øya my logical side took over. Sure, the festival grounds still felt like the Mecca of rock (and pop), but why was I so ready to swap my American passport for a Norwegian one?  More

Kill for Love

Kill for Love

Italians Do It Better

Apr 24, 2012

Kill for Love opens with the unlikeliest of coversa watery, electronic take on Neil Young's "Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)." An allegory for what Young saw as his own growing irrelevance, the song spawned his most quoted lyric"It's better to burn out than to fade away"which is perhaps the saddest of rock 'n' roll credos (its appearance in Kurt Cobain's suicide note rendering it all the more tragic). More

Pulp (with Chromatics), Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY - April 10, 2012

Apr 18, 2012

Britpop heroes Pulp returned to the U.S. last week for their first American shows in 14 years, starting with a show at Radio City Music Hall last Tuesday night. More