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stream + download CHROMATICS’ stellar new album Closer To Grey

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Just in time for Halloween, CHROMATICS come through with the most pleasant musical surprise of the year with their stunning new record Closer To Grey. While your initial reaction upon hearing the news of the unexpected release earlier today may have understandably been one of disappointment that this isn't Dear Tommy, that feeling fades away about halfway through the haunting "Sound of Silence" cover that opens the record, and the sentiment quickly evolves into "holy shit this is amazing" after hearing instant classic bangers "You're No Good" and "Twist the Knife", the late night, almost trip-hop-esque vibe of "Light as a Feather" and "Touch Red", and the absolutely timeless and gorgeous "Move a Mountain", all of which are among the best things the band has ever done...

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KRAKÓW LOVES ADANA – “FOLLOW THE VOICE”

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Hamburg, Germany duo Kraków Loves Adana share the self-directed video for their striking Johnny Jewel-produced debut single, out this Friday on Italians Do It Better. The group is currently in the studio with Johnny preparing their forthcoming full length to be released sometime early next year, and if it sounds anything like the majestic, undeniably emotional electro-pop drama of "Follow the Voice", fans of Chromatics are in for a treat...

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JORJA CHALMERS – HUMAN AGAIN

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New Italians Do It Better signee Jorja Chalmers, who also plays sax and keys for Bryan Ferry, shares the hauntingly ethereal and majestic title track from her new album Human Again, out right now on IDIB. Video directed By Johnny Jewel & Karolina Paczkowska + edited by Chromatics:

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video: HEAVEN – TRUTH OR DARE

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Video produced + directed by Johnny Jewel:

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ORION – TIME FOR CRIME

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New Italians Do It Better act ORION shares the vintage-Nintendo-inspired, Robotina-directed video for their new single "TIME FOR CRIME", debuted recently by Johnny Jewel when he hosted Complete Control on Sirius XMU back in April. Design and animation by Yassmin Yaghmai + Sara Taigher, with graphics by Alessandro S. Jurasz:

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polaroids: GvsB VII

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A visual recap of one of the best nights in site history. Much love and thanks to Chromatics, Desire, In Mirrors, Heaven and the whole Italians Do It Better family + Helena Deland, Lou Rebecca, Lisel, Dallas, and the Granada Theater...

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get psyched for GvsB VII with this 2-hour CHROMATICS greatest hits playlist

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GvsB VII starring CHROMATICS is now less than a month away, and to ensure that Texas is sufficiently primed for their arrival, we've put together a playlist of two hours of the group's greatest hits, dating back to classics like "In the City" and "Night Drive", and featuring tracks from Italians Do It Better's legendary After Dark compilation, myriad hits from CHROMATICS' 2012 masterpiece Kill For Love, a selection of the band's transcendent covers, and more, all the way up to their most recent Dear Tommy single, "Time Rider"...

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CHROMATICS announce tour, share new single “Time Rider”, headlining GvsB VII

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CHROMATICS announce the DOUBLE EXPOSURE 2019 North American tour — their first in over 5 years — and share the video for glimmering new Dear Tommy track "Time Rider"...

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DOUBLE MIXTE – Romance Noire

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New sounds from the Italians Do It Better family, courtesy of French duo Clara Apolit & Thomas Maan aka Double Mixte, and produced by Johnny Jewel. Listen to the group's haunting debut EP, which the label calls a "digital thunderstorm of neon lit noire", below, and pick up the 180g pink champagne vinyl 12" here...

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hear new music from Glass Candy, Desire, and Johnny Jewel in Chanel’s beach-themed S/S 2019 show

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Featuring that new one from Glass Candy, an incredible new Desire instrumental called "Lately" and an unreleased version of their song "Tears From Heaven", Johnny Jewel's "Reach for the Beach", and more:

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