Tag Archives: Chromatics

Album Review: Johnny Jewel – Home Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Johnny Jewel makes music that calls upon the venue of cinema so regularly, that when he actually creates something meant to go along with film, it almost seems more meta than the imaginary films he’s themed in other projects. Likewise, the whole of the Italians Do It Better catalog exists in this space between albumRead more…

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Album Review: Johnny Jewel – Music To Drive

This week, it’s been five years since Drive came out. If, somehow, you’ve lived under a rock for most of those, Drive is a 2005 novel by James Sallis, adapted into Danish film director Nicholas Winding Refn’s most popular (and probably most approachable) film. Starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, and OscarRead more…

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Video Roundup: Dancing In The Dark with The Boss

Bruce Springsteen is playing tonight, right next door to KEXP’s New Home at Key Arena. He’ll be revisiting his 1980 album The River, which was just re-released as a 35th anniversary box set at the end of last year. If you can’t get tickets, watching videos on YouTube could be the next best thing. TheRead more…

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New Music: Chromatics – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Chromatics have had an unprecedented 2015. The world has been talking about their upcoming LP Dear Tommy since December. We’ve been listening to its singles since February when we got “Just Like You“, quickly followed by “I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around“. In April, we got the massive “In Films” and Johnny Jewel’sRead more…

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Thursday Music News

We’ve got new music to share from local fave Manatee Commune: check out the single “Clay” below, featuring gorgeous guest vocals from Marina Price. The track will be released on 7″ single tomorrow, November 6th via Bastard Jazz. Manatee Commune plays Saturday, November 14th at The Showbox with Blockhead. [Stereogum]

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Tuesday Music News

Chromatics have shared “Shadow,” their contribution to the Adult Swim Singles series (it’s available for free here). The song will also be featured on their upcoming album, Dear Tommy. In a statement, Johnny Jewel described the album as “the most rebellious record I’ve made.” Although the LP doesn’t have an official release date, hopefully it’llRead more…

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Music That Matters: Fan The Flames

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 462 – Fan The Flames Don Slack features some ofRead more…

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Music That Matters: Runner Powered Podcast, Volume 4

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 459 – Runner Powered Podcast, Volume 4 Morning Show hostRead more…

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Song of the Day: Chromatics – I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “I Can Never BeRead more…

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Album Review: Johnny Jewel – Lost River Original Soundtrack

Here’s a counterintuitive factoid: Lost River is Johnny Jewel‘s first fully commissioned film soundtrack. Any fan of Johnny Jewel or his multifaceted Italians Do It Better disco dynasty knows that every record the man has ever produced is a soundtrack. There is a film playing with a story that only exists in Jewel’s mind, andRead more…

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