Posted in dance | music | tour dates on May 8, 2012

Chromatics at Radio City last month (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Chromatics

Chromatics who released the much talked about Kill For Love earlier this year, and was in NYC for two shows last month, are continuing to play shows internationally over the next few months. They'll return to NYC for another show on July 22 at Dekalb Market in Brooklyn for a "Fixed x Dog and Pony" show with Blondes. Some of their other US dates, including Boston and Philly, are with Hot Chip, who play Prospect Park with Gang Gang Dance a few days prior (7/18).

Blondes also play Dekalb Market, but on June 3rd (and not with Chromatics as originally posted). Both shows, and one with Maxxi Soundsystem, are on sale.

Chromatics have also released a drumless version of Kill For Love. Here's what Johnny Jewel told Pitchfork about the album:

It's 11 tracks, because some of the tracks don't have drums to begin with. It's all the pop songs without drums... I think people will have a lot of fun with it because everyone keeps remixing 'Birds of Paradise' because there were no drums on it... I also mastered an instrumental version of the entire album. I always master multiple versions in case I want to collage or edit them later. 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.
Download the drumless Kill For Love for free and check out the tracklist and listen to one of those "Birds of Paradise" remixes, with all dates below...

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Chromatics - Birds of Paradise (Nikos Toscani Remix)

Drumless Kill For Love Tracklist:
1 The Page
2 These Streets Will Never Look the Same
3 Lady
4 Kill for Love
5 At Your Door
6 Back From the Grave
7 A Matter of Time
8 Candy
9 The River
10 There's a Light Out on the Horizon
11 Into the Black

Chromatics -- 2012 Tour Dates
05/12 Mexico City, Mexico Auditorio Blackberry ^
05/30 Copenhagen, Denmark Distortion Festival
05/31 Paris, France La Gaîté Lyrique
06/02 Barcelona, Spain Primavera Sound
06/04 Dublin, Ireland Forbidden Fruit Festival
06/06 London, England Village Underground
06/07 Rome, Italy TBA
06/08 Milan, Italy TBA
06/09 Brussels, Belgium Brussels Film Fest
06/29/07/01 Rothbury, MI Electric Forest ^
07/13 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue *
07/14 Chicago, IL TBA
07/17 Boston, MA House of Blues *
07/21 Philadelphia, PA The Electric Factory *
07/22 Brooklyn, NY Fixed x Dog and Pony at Dekalb Market +

^ with Glass Candy
* with Hot Chip
+ with Blondes

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Comments (24)

absolutely would

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 3:14 PM

the chromatics suck. i saw them live opening for pulp. terrible live show. the lead singer has almost no talent no stage prescense. I loved their night drive album. i couldn't believe how bad their live show was. they should stay a studio band.

Posted by Bones Howell | May 8, 2012 3:18 PM

I would too.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 3:25 PM

I would


like to know more information about the show at the Dekalb Market please.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 3:29 PM

Thank you for sharing my remix. Can't wait to see them in Brooklyn and check out the drumless version of their album!

Posted by Nikos Toscani | May 8, 2012 3:35 PM

Pathetic lame imitation of 80s bands. Awful singer, boring show.

Posted by ME | May 8, 2012 3:38 PM

"prescense" ftw

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 3:40 PM

Would what? Get hit up by a trannie from San Fran?

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 3:46 PM

saw this band in January, it was great

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 4:00 PM

Glass Candy singer is hotter...

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 4:05 PM

Agree w/ 3:18. Such a terrible opener for Pulp. Rather disgraceful to put a bunch of hipster rubbish on stage at RCMH.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 4:06 PM

i thought they were great opening 4 pulp!

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 4:30 PM

I thought she was great opening up!

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 4:34 PM

I probably would unless KBK was in a nearby room.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 4:47 PM

"with it because everyone keeps"

I'll gladly take this to my grave.

Posted by something to get squashed by an ant | May 8, 2012 4:59 PM

yes please

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 5:50 PM

they were terrible at le bain.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 6:07 PM

Best album of the year?

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 6:30 PM

Chromatics. All i can say is, Good times are coming, Cheers everyone

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2012 3:29 AM

If we were to shun everyone who's been terrible at le bain, then we'd have to shun ourselves, too. We'd have to shun ourselves right out of the fucking room.

Posted by siff | May 9, 2012 4:39 AM

She looks like her farts smell delicious.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2012 9:31 AM

they were terrible at le bain.

Posted by ads | May 12, 2012 5:01 AM

Very cool. It is neat to see bands giving out drumless versions of their songs. With the exception of http://minusdrums.com (which has like 800 drumless tracks) and bands like Lamb Of God (they released a producer version of their CD Sacrament), no really does this.

Personally, I wish all bands released not only the full mix, but the individual tracks for each song so that we, the fans, could re-mix however we pleased. That way, if we played guitar, we could mix-out the solo for example, and then practice playing the solo the actual band playing.

For drummers, of course, we'd mix out the drums and then be able to sit in with our favorite bands as the drummer either trying to duplicate the songs that they've written, or even come up with ideas that we thought were more fun.

If any record companies read these comments... consider it! There is a market for such things!

Posted by Ken | June 3, 2012 4:56 PM

Saw them 2 weeks ago at Primavera and they were easily one of the more fun shows of the weekend. Full band and everyone was dancing.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2012 7:48 PM

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