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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:58 pm 
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Mitch and others, help me edit this first post


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Yaaaayy

So what specifically do we want to put in this first post - album tiers?

edit: or just a complete release catalog?


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Yeah album tiers and like each artist on the current roster and such. Not sure if that's too much work


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Over/under on Chromatics actually releasing their next LP on or before Valentine's Day?


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I can't believe Chromatics are releasing their next record and we still don't have Bodywork.


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I should just have my paycheck forwarded to them.

In the City vinyl is my holy grail. I can't ever seem to snag a copy.


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In the City vinyl is my holy grail. I can't ever seem to snag a copy.

I bought a copy of that in Chicago maybe 5 years back. Pretty sick. Might be my fave Chromatics song.


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Big fan of this label and everything Johnny has done. I love it when artists have a clear vision on what their music should not only sound like, but the world it occupies. When time passes and the smoke clears, people are gonna look back at them as influential harbingers of a particular all-encompassing package that's needed in music. I think they've far surpassed mere italo-disco revival.


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No doubt. One of Jewel's biggest positives for me is his cinematic approach. Aurally and visually.

Unrelated, but this on repeat, bros: https://m.soundcloud.com/mike-simonetti ... buterol-cd


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Oh God, yes. Dat second half.


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Okay, here's a start to a label catalog. I'll post one artist at a time. I'll also do one for the compilations.

Chromatics
Some would say the flagship project of Italians Do It Better, Chromatics started out as a noise-punk band in the early '00s. That's before IDIB mastermind Johnny Jewel got ahold of them. Jettisoning their garage stylings, the band came out of their chrysalis as a sickly-smooth production machine, producing a style of music indebted to the synthesizer-heavy brand of disco prevalent in Europe in the early '80s. Their two tentpole releases since then, 2007's Night Drive, and 2012's Kill For Love, are both classics in their own right. Chromatics are authors of an atmosphere that few bands have attempted to replicate, and even fewer have succeeded.

Chromatics currently have four members.

Ruth Radelet - vocals, guitar, synthesizer
Adam Miller - guitar, vocoder
Nat Walker - drums, synthesizer
Johnny Jewel - programming, production

Discography:
Chrome Rats vs. Basement Rutz (2003) [pre-IDIB]
Plaster Hounds (2004) [pre-IDIB]
In Shining Violence (2006) [Demos of Night Drive tracks]
Night Drive (2007) [The 2010 "Deluxe" version has supplanted the original as the official release]
In the City (2010) [EP]
Kill For Love (2012)
Drumless (2012) [Remixes of Kill For Love tracks]
Running From the Sun (2012) [Remixes of Kill For Love tracks plus unreleased tracks from those sessions]
Dear Tommy (2015) [upcoming release]


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 Post subject: Re: Italians Do It Better Label
PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:37 pm 
Mitch NZ wrote:
Chromatics started out as a noise-punk band in the early '00s. That's before IDIB mastermind Johnny Jewel got ahold of them. Jettisoning their garage stylings...


Well, you got me interested in their early stuff at least.


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Led for your Head wrote:
In the City vinyl is my holy grail. I can't ever seem to snag a copy.

I bought a copy of that in Chicago maybe 5 years back. Pretty sick. Might be my fave Chromatics song.


def best chromatics song.


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joe c wrote:
Mitch NZ wrote:
Chromatics started out as a noise-punk band in the early '00s. That's before IDIB mastermind Johnny Jewel got ahold of them. Jettisoning their garage stylings...


Well, you got me interested in their early stuff at least.


early chromatics is really great. you can tell the band wasn't polished yet. here's them doing some classic cure



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So what are essentials besides the After Darks and Kill for Love?


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