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

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March 5th, 2015
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After dropping “Just Like You” last month, Portland’s finest Chromatics return to our station with yet another superb track, “I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around”, for your next car ride. The track, featuring backing vocals by Megan Louise (from Desire), will appear on the band’s forthcoming new album “Dear Tommy”, set to drop soon on Johnny Jewel’s Italians Do It Better imprint. Grab it for free below and ride with us.

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Chromatics: “Just Like You”

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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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Jingle Ten! Grab 10 Tracks for Xmas

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December 24th, 2014
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Jingle Ten! As a special Christmas treat we bring you a bunch of free tracks for your holiday season rides. We have for you Moon Boots’ bootleg remix of Fatima’s “R.I.P.”, The Swiss’ superb tune “Movement IV”, a new addition to their very first “Movements” EP, Klaves’ new track “YYY”, Dino Soccio’s funky jam “Only Love”, courtesy of Razor-N-Tape, and Wayward’s smooth tune “Hurricane”, featuring Michele Chiavarini, taken from their recent “Ugetsu” EP. There’s also three delicious remixes by the likes of Bit Funk, The Reflex, and Rogue Vogue, the much-loved cover of Belle Epoque’s “Miss Broadway” from Glass Candy and a quality edit of Norman Greenbaum’s classic “Spirit In The Sky” from Red Axes. Happy Holidays!

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Fatima: “R.I.P.” [Moon Boots Bootsleg] [mp3]

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The Swiss: “Movement IV” [mp3]

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Klaves: “YYY” [mp3]

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Wayward: “Hurricane” [feat. Michele Chiavarini] [mp3]

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Tahiti 80: “Coldest Summer” [The Reflex Revision] [mp3]

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Wild Cub: “Thunder Clatter” [Bit Funk Remix] [mp3]

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Hayley Kiyoko: “This Side Of Paradise” [Rogue Vogue Remix] [mp3]

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Glass Candy: “Miss Broadway” [mp3]

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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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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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Symmetry: “The Hunt”

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October 23rd, 2013
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Johnny Jewel’s Symmetry project finally sees a proper release of its long out-of-print and highly sought-after LP, “The Messenger”. The 13-track record, which had originally been pressed as a promo LP all the way back in 2011, is now available on ultra clear vinyl on Italians Do It Better.

To mark the occasion, Johnny Jewel has offered up a free download of the album’s closing track, the dark and cinematic “The Hunt”, which comes hand-in-hand with a collage video, directed by Alberto Rossini.

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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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