Tag Archives: Chromatics

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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Live Review: Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, Saturday

Saturday in Asheville was much warmer than Friday, which was good not only because it meant that festgoers didn’t have to bundle up every time they moved between venues, but also because Saturday was much higher in energy. Leading up to Nine Inch Nails’ highly anticipated headline performance were an electronic music pioneer, an orchestralRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit 2013

Electronic music’s second massive wave of popularity is in full swing. For the first time since disco, Top 40 music is far more influenced by modern dance trends than traditional R&B or rock elements. By and large, the highest paid DJs do better than the highest paid rappers. After being critically beloved darlings for overRead more…

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