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mp3: Chromatics – SHADOW (8 track version)


As long as Johnny Jewel keeps letting these gems go, we'll keep posting:

mp3: Chromatics – At Your Door (8 track version)


Johnny Jewel has been quietly uploading a bunch of older tracks + rarities over the last few weeks for free download on his soundcloud, and today he drops this dreamy, previously unreleased 8 track demo version of Kill For Love highlight "At Your Door"...

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gorilla vs. bear’s albums of 2012


So many records this year. We had to stop somewhere though, so check our top 50 of 2012 -- complete with an unbreakable (we tried) tie at the top -- after the jump, listen along with this massive Spotify playlist, and then, as always, we can talk about what you think we missed.

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mp3: download Chromatics – RUNNING FROM THE SUN mixtape


Chromatics just dropped a free new album/"mixed collage" of unreleased material from the Kill For Love sessions, featuring alternate versions of a few album tracks + a handful of entirely new songs. According to Chromatics/Glass Candy/Desire mastermind Johnny Jewel:

"After hours of tracking at the studio in Montreal, we'd clear the channels on the mixer, open a bottle of wine, & feel around in the dark...working our way through the atmospheric elements & peeling back layers of rhythm...throwing the songs into the abstract pile & playing them while driving home in the snow...

This is a lullaby for you...
Sweet Dreams!
Johnny Jewel"

Download below, and check the tracklist after the jump...

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Chromatics – Kill For Love 2xLP


Chromatics' album-of-the-year-contender Kill For Love finally gets the proper vinyl treatment, and is available now from Italians Do It Better as a double LP on magenta vinyl. The band is also giving away the album's Chromatics/Desire-designed art book + an mp3 of "No Escape" for free download, and they've also re-upped the highly recommended drumless version of Kill For Love here...

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Chromatics video game – “Geometry of Love”


Play the new video game based on Chromatics' "Lady," created by Ivan Safrin, here.

Chromatics :: Black & White Art Book


Chromatics + Desire have released a gorgeous black & white artbook, featuring the above images + any many more. No word on whether the Black & White 2 artbook will get a much-deserved physical release, but you can download all of the images in hi-res here...

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video: Chromatics – “These Streets Will Never Look the Same”


New video for Kill For Love highlight "These Streets Will Never Look the Same" (the sixth single from the album), directed by Alberto Rossini. Shot in Vegas / Mexico City / Montreal. CHROMATICS embark today on their first European tour in two years...

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download: Chromatics – Kill For Love (drumless version)


Chromatics have made a drumless version of their album-of-the-year contender Kill For Love available for free download. Says Johnny Jewel:

"I was really liking the way the vocal mixes sounded with no drums and I think that the drums on the album are so heavy, that it's interesting to hear the record as this almost-empty, almost-a cappella kind of thing...

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stream Chromatics’ Kill For Love in its entirety


Just a heads up that Chromatics have posted up their new double album Kill For Love -- one of the best of the year so far -- in its entirety, "BLENDED TOGETHER FOR YOUR UNDISTURBED LISTENING PLEASURE...

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