New Chromatics album 'Dear Tommy' on the way!

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

From Forthcoming Album, Dear Tommy

This year Chromatics will release Dear Tommy, the follow-up to their 2012 LP Kill For Love. In anticipation of the upcoming record the band has shared the included cut “I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around.” Originally planning back in February to share a new song each week until the full album’s inevitable release, so far the only other track that the band has released thus far is the record’s first single Just Like You. No release date for Dear Tommy has been announced. [via undertheradar]

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).

In December 2014, the band announced that a new, 17-track-album entitled Dear Tommy will be available via Italians Do It Better “in time for Valentine’s Day.”

On February 3, 2015, Chromatics released the three-song single “Yes (Love Theme From Lost River)”, which is included in the trailer and soundtrack for Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, Lost River which is scheduled for a worldwide release on April 10th.

 

Chromatics’ Kill for Love was released on March 26, 2012. The album has been described as sounding like a “time warp … a warm collision of past, present, and future.”  On May 7, 2012, the group released an alternative version of the Kill for Love for free, withdrawing drums and percussion with 11 songs. Kill For Love has had songs featured in television shows such as Parenthood, Bates Motel, Gossip Girl, and Revenge.

In December 2014, the band announced that a new, 17-track-album entitled Dear Tommy will be available via Italians Do It Better “in time for Valentine’s Day.”

On February 3, 2015, Chromatics released the three-song single “Yes (Love Theme From Lost River)”, which is included in the trailer and soundtrack for Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, Lost River which is scheduled for a worldwide release on April 10th.

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