New Chromatics album 'Dear Tommy' on the way!

New Chromatics album ‘Dear Tommy’ on the way!


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’s Day.” The album includes a version of “Cherry” that is “similar” to the one from After Dark 2, while the recording of “Camera” is entirely different. Here’s the full tracklist:

01 “Fresh Blood”
02 “In Films”
03 “Time Rider”
04 “I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around”
05 “Cherry”
06 “She Says”
07 “Just Like You”
08 “4 A.M.”
09 “Teacher”
10 “Camera”
11 “Dear Tommy”
12 “Touch Blue”
13 “After Hours”
14 “Shadows”
15 “In Silence”
16 “Colorblind”
17 “Endless Sleep”

Dear Tommy is due out in early 2015 on Italians Do It Better.


Chromatics is an American electronic band from Portland, Oregon that formed in 2001. The band consists of Ruth Radelet (vocals, guitar, synthesizer), Adam Miller (guitar, vocoder), Nat Walker (drums, synthesizer), and Johnny Jewel (producer, multi-instrumentalist). The band originally featured a trademark sound indebted to punk and lo-fi that was described as “noisy” and “chaotic”. After numerous lineup changes, which left guitarist Adam Miller as the sole original member, the band began releasing material on the Italians Do It Better record label in 2007, with their style streamlined into a synth punkItalo disco indebted sound.

The band began incorporating elements of synthpop and post-punk on their third release, Night Drive (2007), which garnered them critical acclaim, and their latest album, Kill for Love, was released March 26, 2012. Several of the band’s songs have been featured in television series such as Gossip Girl and Bates Motel, and their track “Tick of the Clock” was featured in the film Drive (2011). The band has opened shows for Hot Chip, Pulp, and more recently for The xx at the Hollywood Bowl