Posts tagged "Chromatics"

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,…
By: 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 Jewel…
By: 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-ho…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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 —…
By: 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…
By: Marc Hogan / August 27, 2012

Chromatics, ‘Kill for Love’ (Italians Do It Better)

In the winter of 2007, while being interviewed for a SPIN story on the disco revival, Johnny Jewel talked about how that genre — early-'80…
By: Andy Beta / March 29, 2012