Chromatics

Chromatics Release “I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around” Video as Dear Tommy Wait Continues

Chromatics' moody-chic ethos is still intact four years after their last album Kill for Love. Today, they've released the black-and-white video for the 2015 highlight "I…
Brian Josephs / September 13, 2016

Chromatics Break All of the Glass, Spill Some Blood in ‘Dear Tommy’ Video

Chromatics have been working on their long-teased new record, Dear Tommy, for a minute now. We've already heard tracks like "Just Like You," "I Can…
Rachel Brodsky / August 25, 2016

Chromatics Redo ‘Kill for Love’ Closer on ‘Headlight’s Glare’

Dear Tommy, the follow-up to Chromatics' Kill for Love, is still M.I.A. a year after it was promised, but at least there's some consolation in the…
Brian Josephs / May 9, 2016

Chromatics Share Hazy ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Some’ Track and Video

Shortly after Chromatics covered Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" for a MANGO commercial starring Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne, tomorrow the band will…
Rachel Brodsky / November 5, 2015

Chromatics Hide From the Light on Adult Swim Single ‘Shadow’

Chromatics' long-teased LP Dear Tommy is finally inching closer to a release. But even if that date remains vague, the Los Angeles-based crew of nocturnal…
Colin Joyce / September 8, 2015

Chromatics Offer Super Chill Cover of ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’

Cara Delevingne may plan to leave the modeling industry, but at least she didn't do so before clothing brand MANGO enlisted her, Kate Moss, and…
Harley Brown / September 3, 2015

Adult Swim’s 2015 Singles Series: Run the Jewels, Flying Lotus, Chromatics, More

Adult Swim's yearly Singles Series has become a pretty solid source of spectacular, free one-off tracks, and based on the lineup, 2015's edition should be…
Colin Joyce / June 5, 2015

Chromatics’ Johnny Jewel Pulses His Way Through Ominous ‘Bullytown’

In December, Chromatics' Johnny Jewel offered up a taste of his soundtrack work on Ryan Gosling's upcoming directorial debut, Lost River. Now, the producer has released "Bullytown,"
Brennan Carley / February 18, 2015

Hear Two New Chromatics Songs From Ryan Gosling’s Directorial Debut

Lost River, Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, has been getting pretty bad reviews, but the soundtrack seems to be more top-notch. Johnny Jewels of Chromatics was…
James Grebey / February 3, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Crestfallen Chromatics, Rejuvenated Grooms, and More

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! The SPIN staff has rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your mid-week playlists. From French adolescent disc jockeys to cross-global hip-hop…
SPIN Staff / December 10, 2014

Johnny Jewel Drops 31-Minute, All-Instrumental ‘The Other Side of Midnight’

Just a few days after Chromatics announced their forthcoming 17-track album, Dear Tommy, band member Johnny Jewel has unleashed two previously unheard tracks. The first, a…
Rachel Brodsky / December 9, 2014

The 40 Best Things We Saw at Outside Lands 2013

Although it boasted performances from Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Nine Inch Nails, San Francisco's 6th annual Outside Lands still had to deal…
SPIN Staff / August 12, 2013

Outside Lands 2013: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

The sixth annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is taking over San Francisco this weekend, featuring Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, the Red Hot…
SPIN Staff / August 10, 2013

Italians Do It Better (and for Free) on ‘After Dark 2′ Compilation

Last month's After Dark 2 compilation from Italians Do It Better was no less than six years in the making. Anticipation was riding high for the…
Chris Martins / June 11, 2013

Italians Do It Better Again on Long-Awaited ‘After Dark 2′ Compilation

Finally, Italians Do It Better released After Dark 2, the follow-up to 2007's compilation on Friday (May 17). The 15-track collection features material from several…
Kyle McGovern / May 17, 2013

‘Drive’ Soundtrack Refurbished for Double-Vinyl Reissue

SPIN recently dubbed the soundtrack to Drive, Nicolas Winding Refn's 2011 arthouse-noir vehicle, one of 40 Movie Soundtracks That Changed Alternative Music. Now we're pleased…
Kyle McGovern / March 4, 2013

Chromatics’ Johnny Jewel Shares Autumnal ‘Black & White’ Synth Mix

Nothing says "welcome to the fall" like a fat stack of awesomely gooped, synthsizer-swole, mellow dance jams assembled by a bona fide expert thereof. At…
Chris Martins / December 4, 2012

Chromatics Share Chilly, Mesmerizing ‘After Dark 2′ Song/Video ‘Cherry’

Let's can it with the spaghetti references... capisce? When Italians Do It Better released the first After Dark compilation, way back in 2007, it came as…
Marc Hogan / November 26, 2012

See Chromatics’ ‘Looking for Love’ Score Chanel Fashion Show

Despite the band being from Portland, Oregon, Chromatics' music plays like a high fashion European dream — Teutonic-toned iciness combined with Italian Disco heat —…
Chris Martins / October 22, 2012

Chromatics’ ‘Kill for Love’ Finally Hits Vinyl: Grab ‘No Escape’ Now

Chromatics' Kill for Love, which our reviewer Andy Beta described as "the perfect crime," has the hiss of vinyl built into its sound, but for…
Marc Hogan / August 27, 2012
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