Club Intl: “Crush” Video

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May 29th, 2020
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Club Intl, the latest project from NYC musician John Eatherly and his longtime collaborator Maxwell Kamins, joins the Italians Do It Better family with their infectious synth-driven debut single “Crush”, produced by Johnny Jewel. The project came to fruition when the East Village basement studio John Eatherly records in, had a nightclub built directly on top of it. “All of a sudden there was this nightclub above our clubhouse,” Eatherly explains. “The energy from upstairs & seeing hundreds of kids just wilding out every night, started seeping into what we were working on downstairs.” Eatherly and Maxwell Kamins channeled this energy into a new band called, Club Intl. The duo’s debut single “Crush” is out now via Italians Do It Better. Watch the video above, and get yourself a copy here.

Directed and edited by Johnny Jewel.

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Desire: “Liquid Dreams” Video

DATE:
May 10th, 2020
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Montreal’s Desire second studio album “Escape” will be released throughout the cosmos this summer via Italians Do It Better. The 11-track record was produced by Johnny Jewel and follows their excellent debut LP “II”, which was released all the way back in 2009. According to the label, “Megan Louise sings tales of love and lust in an analog sheen. Shrouded in a cinematic haze. Throbbing with violent rhythm. Fresh Blood for the new you.” Before it drops, we’re treated to the album’s closer and third single “Liquid Dreams”, which arrives with a video directed by Johnny Jewel. Dive in.

The single “Liquid Dreams” is out now via Italians Do It Better. Get it here.

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Desire: “Escape”

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Chromatics: “Teacher” Video

DATE:
April 17th, 2020
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Chromatics are back with their hauntingly beautiful new single “Teacher” that has a late night drive feeling. “Teacher” is lifted from the band’s long-awaited “Dear Tommy” album that will finally see the light of day. Watch the Johnny Jewel-directed video for “Teacher” above.

The single “Teacher” is out now via Italians Do It Better. Buy it here.

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Chromatics: “Famous Monsters”

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Desire: “Escape” Video

DATE:
April 5th, 2020
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“I can’t escape the maze in my head…”. Desire have returned with their fantastic new single “Escape”, produced and mixed by Johnny Jewel, that’s perfectly suited for you quarantine playlist. The single arrives with a cool video full of neon love, featuring animation by Robotina. “Escape”, the first single from the band’s upcoming second studio album of the same name, is out now via Italians Do It Better. Pick up your copy here.

Directed by Johnny Jewel.

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Desire: “Bizarre Love Triangle (New Order cover)”

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Chromatics: “Famous Monsters” Video

DATE:
March 6th, 2020
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After dropping the track “Toy” just last month, Chromatics are already back with a new single called “Famous Monsters”. You can watch the video for the track, which was directed by the band’s own Johnny Jewel. In his own words: “…In this weeks installment of Fresh Blood, our heroine narrates from beyond the grave. Past the silver screen into the underworld where the monsters of our dream congregate. Filmed in slow motion, silhouetted by fog. Meet me in the cemetery After Dark…”

The single “Famous Monsters” is out now via Italians Do It Better. Buy it here.

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Orion: “I Want You So Bad” Video

DATE:
February 21st, 2020
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Orion brings “cybernetic noir” to the Italians Do It Better family on their sophomore single “I Want You So Bad”. Recorded in a bedroom in Rhode Island and mixed by label head Johnny Jewel in Los Angeles, “I Want You So Bad” gives us a glimpse into Orion’s upcoming LP on Italians Do It Better, due later this year. Inspired by Cyberpunk and Giallo films, the group explores their love of analog synthesis and Italo Disco through the lens of a Dystopian Fantasia. Watch the video for “I Want You So Bad” above, directed by Sébastien Rabaste.

The single “I Want You So Bad” is out now via Italians Do It Better. Get it here.

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Johnny Jewel: “Themes For Television”

DATE:
May 21st, 2018
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Chromatics mastermind Johnny Jewel has surprise-released a new album, entitled “Themes For Television”, a 21-track record comprises of music made for David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks: The Return”. The album also includes an alternate version of Chromatics’ “Shadow”, which they performed on the show’s season three premiere. “Themes for Television​” is a nearly hour-long foray into the blurry hours of night. “The project began as a sonic exploration of the sounds I was hearing in my nightmares,” Jewel says. “I wanted to find my way out of the maze by focusing on beauty over fear — like the way the fractured sunrise looks in a dream.” The 21 tracks that comprise this album have been culled from that prolific streak of inspiration, sequenced and edited last winter in Tokyo. Watch a video for the album’s track “Red Door” above, which was directed By Radka Leitmeritz and edited By Chromatics.

The album “Themes For Television”, which follows his solo album “Digital Rain”, released back in January, is out now via his own label Italians Do It Better. Buy it here.

Gasback:
Johnny Jewel: “Windswept”

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Chromatics: “Shadow” Video

DATE:
May 22nd, 2017
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Portland’s finest Chromatics appeared on last night’s Twin Peaks season three premiere, performing their gorgeous 2015 track “Shadow” at the stage of Bang Bang Club. Now, Johnny Jewel and the band have shared a video for the new video of “Shadow”, which pays tribute to David Lynch’s 1986 film “Blue Velvet” and Julee Cruise. Welcome back to Twin Peaks.

Directed By Rene & Radka.

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Chromatics: “Magazine”

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Johnny Jewel: “Windswept” Video

DATE:
May 5th, 2017
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Chromatics mastermind Johnny Jewel returns with a new album, called “Windswept”. Set to drop on May 10th via his own label Italians Do It Better, the 14-track record features unreleased material, including music that will appear in the upcoming third season of “Twin Peaks”, tracks by Chromatics, as well as collaborations with Glass Candy, Symmetry, and Heaven. Here’s the video for the album’s title track, which was made by Chromatics.

Pre-order the “Windswept” LP here.

Gasback:
Johnny Jewel: “Tell Me” (feat. Saoirse Ronan)

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Heaven: “It’s Not Enough” Video

DATE:
April 26th, 2017
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“It’s Not Enough” is the gorgeous first song by Heaven, a new quartet whose EP and album were produced by Johnny Jewel of Chromatics. The track is lifted from the band’s debut EP, which drops on vinyl and digitally next month on Italians Do It Better. Watch the video for “It’s Not Enough” above, starring Hana Vagnerova.

Directed & filmed by Rene & Radka.

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