Chromatics: “Just Like You”

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February 13th, 2015
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Portland’s finest Chromatics just dropped the first single from their upcoming new album “Dear Tommy”. It’s called “Just Like You” and it’s yet another fine example of what makes Chromatics’ songs so special. The 17-track “Dear Tommy” LP, the follow-up to 2012′s “Kill For Love”, will arrive in March via Johnny Jewel’s Italians Do It Better imprint. The band will put out a new single every week until the album’s release. Grab a free download of “Just Like You” below, and make sure to check out Chromatics’ “Yes (Love Theme)”, a track from the soundtrack of Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut “Lost River”, here. Enjoy the ride.

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Chromatics: “Hands In The Dark” [Unreleased 12″ Version]

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Chromatics: “Yes” (Love Theme From Lost River)

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February 3rd, 2015
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After working together on “Drive”, Italians Do It Better’s Johnny Jewel has scored Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut “Lost River”. The first taste from the upcoming soundtrack comes from Chromatics with a new track called “Yes” (Lost River), featuring vocals from Glass Candy’s Ida No, Desire’s Megan Louise, and Chromatics’ Ruth Radelet. It’s the first time the singers are all on the same song. Set for release on March 30th via Italians Do It Better, the soundtrack will also feature tracks by Glass Candy, Chromatics, and Desire, as well as two songs by Saoirse Ronan and Ben Mendelsohn. The “Yes” single, which includes the lullaby reprise and a remix by Symmetry, is out now. Buy it here

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Chromatics: “Hands In The Dark” [Unreleased 12" Version]

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Chromatics: “Hands In The Dark” (Unreleased 12″ Version)

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February 1st, 2015
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Italians Do It Better’s Johnny Jewel continues to offer for free download unreleased tracks from his extensive vaults, including this gritty and dirty 12″ version of Chromatics’ “Hands In The Dark”, originally appeared on the first “After Dark” compilation in 2007. “This is similar to the version we were playing on stage in Europe last year,” he says. Grab it for free below, and keep your eyes peeled for more magic from Portland synth-pop outfit with a new full-length album, “Dear Tommy”, which will arrive “in time for Valentine’s Day.” Bring it on.

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Chromatics: “Shadow” (8-Track Version)

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Chromatics unveil new album “Dear Tommy”

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December 5th, 2014
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Great news! Seemingly out of nowhere, Portland synth-pop outfit Chromatics have announced a new full-length record called “Dear Tommy”, the follow-up to 2012′s much-loved album “Kill For Love”. The 17-track new album will arrive “in time for Valentine’s Day” through Johnny Jewel’s Italians Do It Better imprint. It will also include the tracks “Cherry” and “Camera”, taken from last year’s “After Dark 2″ compilation. Check the tracklist below, and make sure to download the instrumental version of “Camera” for free.

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

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 November 2014

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December 1st, 2014
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La.Ga.Sta.’s monthly list of the 15 most downloaded tracks has arrived and it features some great freebies by the likes of Moon Boots, Les Sins, the dance project of Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick, Leo Zero, Chromatics, Bicep, Maceo Plex, YACHT, Zimmer, Homework, and more. As always, this is your chart. Be sure to check out each of the tracks that made it in our top 15 downloads of November below. Stay gas!

Top 15 November:
01. Bryan Ferry: “Loop De Li” [Leo Zero Remix]
02. Moon Boots: “There’s No Love”
03. Les Sins: “Talk About”
04. Chromatics: “At Your Door” [8-Track Demo Version]
05. Bicep & Hammer: “I Believe”
06. Mylo: “Drop The Pressure” [Drop Out Orchestra Rework]
07. YACHT: “Terminal Beach”
08. Wunder Wunder: “Midnight Hours” [Zimmer Remix]
09. Homework: “Kenny’s Strut”
10. Chelsea Wolfe: “The Warden” [Maceo Plex Remix]
11. Figgy: “You Were Mine” [Daniel.T. Remix]
12. Metronomy: “The Look” [Hemingway’s Balearic Reprise]
13. Jonjo Jury: “If You Break It”
14. WooHoo: “Low Down (Son Of A Gun)”
15. Edit Service 46: The Mansisters

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Top 15 October 2014

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Chromatics: “Shadow” (8-Track Version)

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November 19th, 2014
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For the past few weeks, Italians Do It Better’s mastermind Johnny Jewel has shared a ton of rarities and unreleased cuts from his vaults and the goodies keep on coming with this eight-track version of Chromatics’ “Shadow”. Twin Peaks vibes. It’s now yours for free! Update: Download another unreleased track from Chromatics called “White Light” below.

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Chromatics: “At Your Door (8-Track Demo Version)”

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November 10th, 2014
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Italians Do It Better’s boss Johnny Jewel was in a generous mood last week, as he gave away a ton of previously unreleased tracks, covers and rarities through his Soundcloud account, including this beautiful eight-track version of “At Your Door”, taken from 2012′s LP “Kill For Love”, and a cover of “Blue Moon”. Grab both tracks for free below, and drive slow.

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The Chromatics/Glass Candy mastermind and co-founder of the Italians Do It Better label Johnny Jewel gives us another reason to drive with this great instrumental version of Chromatics’ epic track “These Streets Will Never Look The Same”, from last year’s excellent LP, “Kill For Love”. It’s yours for free.

Grab your keys, it’s time to take a long ride. Fill it up!

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 June 2013

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July 5th, 2013
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[Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis]

It’s that time again! Here’s our monthly list of the most downloaded tracks from the past 30 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. Check out the full list below, and relive the magic of June’s most popular mpFrees.

As always, this is your Top 15 chart. Ride and enjoy!

Top 15 June 2013:
01. Phoenix: “Trying To Be Cool” [Breakbot Remix]
02. The Swiss: “Connect”
03. Poolside: “If We Make It”
04. Joywave feat. Kopps: “Tongues” [RAC Mix]
05. John Talabot feat. Pional: “Destiny” [Dubtool Version]
06. Kölsch: “Goldfisch”
07. Movement: “Feel Real” [Morgan Geist Remix]
08. jj: “Fågelsången”
09. Night Drive: “Drones” [Bit Funk Remix]
10. Du Tonc: “Rise”
11. Blackstreet: “No Diggity” [Bondax Edit]
12. Chromatics: “Red Car”
13. Rebeka: “Melancholia” [Kamp! Remix]
14. Lorde: “Love Club” [L D R U Remix]
15. I:Cube: “in Alpha” [Alan Braxe Remix]

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Download: After Dark 2

DATE:
June 11th, 2013
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Last month, Italians Do It Better finally dropped their superb “After Dark 2″ compilation that has been on repeat in our car stereo. Now, Chromatics/Glass Candy mastermind Johnny Jewel has been kind enough to offer a free download of “After Dark 2″ as a long single track. Grab it below.

Tracklisting:
01. Glass Candy – Warm In The Winter
02. Desire – Tears From Heaven
03. Mirage – Let’s Kiss
04. Appaloosa – Fill The Blanks
05. Chromatics – Looking For Love
06. Symmetry – Heart Of Darkness
07. Chromatics – Camera
08. Twisted Wires – Half Lives
09. Glass Candy – The Possessed
10. Chromatics- Cherry
11. Glass Candy – Beautiful Object
12. Farah – Into Eternity
13. Appaloosa – Intimate
14. Mike Simonetti – The Magician
15. Glass Candy – Redheads Feel More Pain

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In case you missed it, watch the video for Appaloosa’s “Intimate”, directed by Torsten Römer, below. It features paintings by German artist Alexandra Vogt.

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