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Miroir Noir
05-07-2012, 01:00 PM
So Kill for Love has been my favorite record of 2012 so far, and with a new Glass Candy album and the After Dark 2 label compilation album both on the horizon, I imagine there will probably be plenty of additional discussion about Johnny Jewel projects as the year unfolds.

Free "drumless" version of Kill for Love here (http://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/7c67td).

Also, Ian Cohen conducted an excellent interview with Johnny in Pitchfork today (http://www.pitchfork.com/features/interviews/8829-johnny-jewel/). One interesting detail here is Johnny's claim that he was under pressure from promoters to leak Chromatics material as a way of leveraging festival bookings (" I'm not gonna say names, but bookers of big festivals that are 'all about the arts.'"). Not sure if this makes a Coachella appearance any less likely next year . . . I know they played FYF last year.

higgybaby23
05-07-2012, 02:37 PM
I'm a big fan of the label. I discovered it while digging into Goblin and Giorgio Moroder a number of years ago. Definitely going to check out Kill for Love.

jazzz
05-07-2012, 03:31 PM
Kill For Love will definitely be on my year end list.

tmac
05-07-2012, 03:43 PM
someone on this board (prob you mirror noir) tipped me off to this tune from last year and it is incredible.

hollywood seven (disconnect dilemma extended edit)
http://soundcloud.com/perseorecords/hollywood-seven-disconet

will have to check out kill for love

Mr. Porter
05-10-2012, 01:02 AM
I feel like Chromatics will get bigger and get more hype with that Pitchfork review. I'll be honest, I heard them first because of Drive and this new album has solidified my interest in them so far.

Coachella Bound
05-10-2012, 09:46 AM
someone on this board (prob you mirror noir) tipped me off to this tune from last year and it is incredible.

hollywood seven (disconnect dilemma extended edit)

actually that was me.... Which brings up the question; Why hasn't Mike Simonetti been mentioned once in this thread....?

Ardentbiscuit
05-10-2012, 09:50 AM
I don't really like the Chromatics cover of "Running up that Hill". It just lacks something.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mgv88ZLi6LY

Miroir Noir
05-10-2012, 10:00 AM
actually that was me.... Which brings up the question; Why hasn't Mike Simonetti been mentioned once in this thread....?

Yeah, as the label founder, he probably deserves a mention. He's terrific (http://soundcloud.com/mike-simonetti/mike-simonetti-capricorn). His Beats in Space show last year was great, too.

Coachella Bound
05-10-2012, 10:21 AM
ooohh.... I downloaded a bunch of those, have to go back and see if that was one of them.

lt.roast.a.botch
05-17-2012, 10:51 PM
This album is great and gets better with each listen. Quickly rising on my list of favorite albums this year.

Miroir Noir
09-23-2012, 12:12 PM
Johnny Jewel's "Sunday Morning Mix (http://soundcloud.com/johnnyjewel/lets-kiss-sunday-morning-mix)," a version of which was apparently played before Chromatics performance at FYF.

ods..
09-23-2012, 12:24 PM
I don't really like the Chromatics cover of "Running up that Hill". It just lacks something.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mgv88ZLi6LY

This song was so good live at FYF. These guys kill it.

mmsk123
09-23-2012, 03:22 PM
Not sure if they're big enough but a Chromatics sunset slot in one of the tents would be awesome next year.

Miroir Noir
10-26-2012, 02:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1jBWfQ6C1qY#t=303s

Miroir Noir
11-01-2012, 11:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=UCeQDNoQIkc

mmsk123
11-01-2012, 01:25 PM
Can't wait for After Dark 2. After Dark 1 is being repressed as well.

mmsk123
11-25-2012, 10:26 AM
New Chromatics song/video from After Dark 2.

CjQ2jGUNSck

tmac
11-25-2012, 02:10 PM
mike simonetti did a remix for bicep. yeah, im looking forward to it

SmellyBath
11-26-2012, 01:49 PM
Kill For Love is definitely one of my favorite albums of the year and I was so stoked on their performance at FYF. They sounded unbelievable, would love to see them on the polo fields.

Miroir Noir
11-29-2012, 10:03 AM
I've finally gotten around to the mixtape (http://soundcloud.com/johnnyjewel/running-from-the-sun) of unreleased and alternate tracks from the Kill for Love sessions that Johnny put up on Soundcloud earlier this month. If Kill for Love (like most great Chromatics work) is the sound of the after party or the drive home, this is the sound of still being too hopped up to fall asleep but too tired to do anything else once you get home.

Miroir Noir
12-03-2012, 02:24 PM
"Black & White / A Mix for Autumn" (http://soundcloud.com/johnnyjewel/black-and-white-autumn-mix)

Chromatics cover of New Order's "Ceremony" at about 21:00 in.

SDsoldier7
02-21-2013, 06:44 PM
the kill for love album is brilliant. i didn't like it too much at first (maybe cause i was tipped off by gvsb) but it has def grown on me. i like the pace that the album moves at and the different instruments used. the vocals and lyrics are sweeeeet!

that autum mix and after dark stuff is pretty fresh too. i initially thought the name was pretty unoriginal, but after listening to their music, i've changed my opinion.

mmsk123
02-21-2013, 07:07 PM
They said they were repressing After Dark months ago.. anxiously awaiting it.

Miroir Noir
02-21-2013, 07:14 PM
The latest news/rumors (http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=31388771&postID=7858420193705956519):


JOHNNY FINISHED AFTER DARK IN DECEMBER...BUT HE DECIDED TO BURY THE TAPES FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS AND NOT LET ANYONE HEAR IT TO GIVE HIMSELF SOME "PRODUCER'S DISTANCE" BEFORE THE RELEASE. WE ARE AS ANXIOUS TO HEAR IT AS YOU. ACCORDING TO HIS ANSWERING MACHINE, HE'S IN MEXICO RIGHT NOW UNPLUGGED ON AN ISLAND. HE'S NOT RETURNING OUR CALLS, BUT WE DO KNOW THAT HE & NAT WALKER JUST SPENT 5 WEEKS IN THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS SCORING A TV SERIES...A PILOT...AND A FILM. ART FIRST... BUSINESS SECOND. AFTER DARK 2 IN EARLY APRIL SUPPOSEDLY, AND BODY WORK LATE SUMMER / EARLY FALL...FARAH LP, NEW SYMMETRY... SOME TOUR DATES INFO COMING SOON AS WELL AS A BUNCH OF NEW VINYL IN THE WORKS FOR THE NEW YEAR, INCLUDING THE EXTENDED "CHERRY" / "I WANT YOUR LOVE" 12", GLASS CANDY "THE POSSESSED" 12", "RUNNING FROM THE SUN" LP , "BEATBOX" REMASTER LP, "AFTER DARK 1" REMASTER 3XLP , DESIRE 12" & MORE....

SDsoldier7
02-22-2013, 12:52 PM
Posting up on an island not returning phone calls...my kind of man.

Also, I love how the voicemail gets deleted in the kill for love album. Great touch.

Miroir Noir
03-02-2013, 09:09 AM
New Glass Candy (www.soundcloud.com/johnnyjewel/glass-candy-the-possessed) for After Dark 2.

tmac
03-20-2013, 06:26 PM
mike simonetti will be djing a warehouse party in LA this summer. awesome!

Miroir Noir
05-15-2013, 08:36 AM
New Mirage single (https://soundcloud.com/johnnyjewel/mirage-lets-kiss), and After Dark 2 is apparently, finally going to be out on Friday.


"Let's Kiss" was written the same week as "Under Your Spell" in November 2008. After a bizarre & beautiful twist of fate, I walked into a remote bar in Montreal where I met the love of my life. The next morning... Ida & I had to leave. We flew to France for a handful of sweaty club shows. On the train out of Paris, I realized my whole world had been permanently turned upside down. The rain was crashing against the windows... & I decided I wanted to make a record that felt like that moment frozen in time... "For Ever Ever". That's when After Dark 2 was born. The last five years have been a blur of art & parties. This record represents the people we've connected with along the way...in Moscow, in Mexico, in Barcelona, in London, in Portland, in Montreal, in Melbourne, in Houston, in Berlin, in Beijing, in Los Angeles, in Dublin, in Athens... I am so excited to finally be sharing it with you. In 20 minutes, Ida & I get on a plane to Warsaw for our first tour overseas with Chromatics. Even though she is on crutches thanks to a brutal Roller Derby pile up on Sunday... we can't wait to see all of you again... it's been way too long. After Dark 2 is out this Friday.

It's 78 minutes & 16 seconds.

See you on the train!
xo
Johnny Jewel

ods..
05-15-2013, 12:33 PM
I can't wait to see Chromatics live again. I thought their stuff would be so sleepy live... but they are insanely groovy. Had me dancing the entire time; they are all great at their instruments as well.

Jman4321
05-16-2013, 11:54 PM
The production and beats on After Dark 2 are stunning, as predicted. Lyrically and vocally it's pretty spotty to me, which is unfortunate, as I otherwise really enjoy this album. "Into Eternity" just steamrolls, in particular.

arsgunner
05-17-2013, 12:32 AM
ADII is amazing....I asked Johnny Jewel about coachella and he says GV doesn't like the chromatics..obviously makes sense since they never book them..such a mistake! I love IDIB crew

Boourns
05-17-2013, 07:39 AM
Seriousy? That's fucked up.

Miroir Noir
05-17-2013, 09:45 AM
This album is so goddamn good.

Miroir Noir
06-10-2013, 07:28 PM
Download After Dark 2 for free here (https://soundcloud.com/johnnyjewel/after-dark-2).

djbionik
06-10-2013, 11:26 PM
Just caught on to IDIB this past winter. I really like a lot of Johnny Jewel's work, it's so fun and sexy. Digging the free download.

SDsoldier7
06-13-2013, 05:24 AM
i was really expecting to not like after dark 2 bc of how much i loved the kill for love, but damn, it cant be denied. its fucking brilliant.

my ears love it. cant wait to listen to it this weekend over some drinks

jazzz
06-29-2013, 09:41 PM
I'm really loving the new Selebrities - Lovely Things record. While on Cascine not Italians Do It Better label both seem to produce nice lush synth!