CURRENT: Chromatics – “Shadow”

When Johnny Jewel announced Dear Tommy would arrive “in time for Valentine’s Day,” it seemed too good to be true. And it was. While that album’s release remains a mystery, Chromatics have been unveiling some sensational tracks from Tommy, including “Just Like You,” “I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around,” and “In Films.” Next up is “Shadow,” […]

CURRENT: Chromatics – “In Films”

When Chromatics released “I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around,” I commented, “If the first two glimpses of Dear Tommy are anything to go by, this time we’ll find Chromatics standing in the center of the frame. They’re ready for their close-up.” The great new single “In Films” gives credence to that original statement, as synths […]

CURRENT: Chromatics – “I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around”

Among the many great projects featuring Johnny Jewel, Chromatics has always been the group I gravitated towards when needing a dose of his slick, icy Italo-disco soundscapes. With “I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around,” the band is in the midst of one of their largest songs to date. The guitar riff that helps split […]

CURRENT: Chromatics – “Just Like You”

When Johnny Jewel began unloading the vaults, releasing rarities, covers, and new versions of previous Chromatics’ recordings, the most optimistic part of me thought he was gearing up for a new album. After all, it had been nearly three years since the excellent Kill For Love. Thankfully, Dear Tommy was eventually announced, and is now set for release sometime in […]

YEAR IN REVIEW: 10 Best Covers/Remixes of 2013

In this installment of the feature Year In Review, I take a look back at the best remixes and covers of 2013.

CURRENT: Chromatics – “Red Car”

Fresh off the heels of releasing the breathtaking After Dark 2 compilation, Italians Do It Better head Johnny Jewel has given Scion a track from last year’s Running From The Sun EP by Chromatics as part of their 10th anniversary music series. “Red Car” fits perfectly in the musical realm that is Italians Do It Better, with auto-tuned vocals […]