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i like them

jaxon, Friday, 29 June 2007 21:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

me too

deej, Friday, 29 June 2007 21:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

new album is really good

jaxon, Friday, 29 June 2007 21:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

less zapp. more boogie

jaxon, Friday, 29 June 2007 21:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

3rd annual mustach party is coming up. i can't wait

http://art-ificial.com/images/jason-chromeo.jpg

jaxon, Friday, 29 June 2007 21:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

love the mix disc on eskimo. so so on the actual stuff.

xpost

KEEP ON THUGGIN

strongohulkington, Friday, 29 June 2007 21:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

wait is that tynan?

strongohulkington, Friday, 29 June 2007 21:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

something very thin about the drums on this stuff tho
i am feeling the trashy hipsterness of it

deej, Friday, 29 June 2007 21:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

haha. tynan. that's me and chromeo dude. i'm gonna go cry now

jaxon, Friday, 29 June 2007 22:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

i need to hear that eskimo mix. robert palmer covers the System's "You are in my system"?! drool

jaxon, Friday, 29 June 2007 22:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

how sick is this cover artwork?

http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Xu1MntTsL._SS500_.jpg

jaxon, Friday, 29 June 2007 22:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

Have I ever told the story on here about Chromeo cruising in the Jetta?

nabisco, Friday, 29 June 2007 22:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

try to keep it under 4,000 words

jaxon, Friday, 29 June 2007 22:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

Actually it isn't really a story, so I should avoid unduly creating suspense, like it's a good story or anything: I used to always see the smaller guy from Chromeo in my neighborhood, usually just standing around talking on his cell phone, and that seemed kinda cool but insufficiently special -- I mean, I wanted to see Chromeo TOGETHER, you know. But then a few months went by and I was crossing a street and a car stopped next to me, and I looked to my left and it was both members of Chromeo, finally together. And they were wearing sweaty white t-shirts and sitting in a Jetta with a bunch of furniture in the back seat, moving someone out of his apartment. And there was something so weird about seeing both members of CHROMEO together in such a mundane situation -- it was like a lolcat picture, "oh hai, we R Chromeo, he gots new one-bedroom" -- that I started laughing and they gave me a weird look.

This is so not a good story, but if I had a picture of Chromeo sitting in a little Jetta moving house, you would totally lose your shit over it.

nabisco, Friday, 29 June 2007 22:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

xpost try to bite me

nabisco, Friday, 29 June 2007 22:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

I really like their Feist remix.

jaymc, Friday, 29 June 2007 22:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Needy Girl" sounds even better now that it's outlasted its original context.

nabisco, Friday, 29 June 2007 22:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

needy girl is undeniable

later arpeggiator, Friday, 29 June 2007 22:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

ya

go chro

s1ocki, Friday, 29 June 2007 23:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

no one's heard the new album i'm guessing? that's why i started the thread and all...

jaxon, Friday, 29 June 2007 23:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

its on oink.

gr8080, Friday, 29 June 2007 23:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

but i havent heard

gr8080, Friday, 29 June 2007 23:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

I heard Needy girl at a Vice party recently. It sounded good. I feel doubly ashamed.

jim, Friday, 29 June 2007 23:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

it's great, holds together better as a whole than the first one did. really though it just makes me twitchy until they tour again.

energy flash gordon, Friday, 29 June 2007 23:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

i got it yesterday. it's okay. vocals kill it a little for me. but the music isn't bad. i predict trade-in for vinyl.

scott seward, Friday, 29 June 2007 23:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

no x-post warning!

"it's on oink" uh yeah and it's been in the shops for almost two months

energy flash gordon, Friday, 29 June 2007 23:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

it might be better than the vice books i've been getting though. what's the trade-in value on those?

scott seward, Friday, 29 June 2007 23:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

the new one is totally great, the first one was totally :-/

deej, Friday, 29 June 2007 23:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

i think the first one is a really solid record, but I haven't played it in a long time

gff, Saturday, 30 June 2007 01:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

i like them, too. i saw them open for the unicorns in 2005 and was pleasantly surprised.

poortheatre, Saturday, 30 June 2007 04:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

Needy Girl is in a Reese's ad and it's confusing

Morley Timmons, Saturday, 30 June 2007 05:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

the new album is great. 100% = total summer jam, even though it's winter.

it also makes me want listen to lots more of the music that Chromeo obviously listen to - i guess the Eskimo mix is a good place to start?

jabba hands, Saturday, 30 June 2007 06:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

100% = total summer jam, even though it's winter.

lol hemisphere?

deej, Saturday, 30 June 2007 07:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

i guess the Eskimo mix is a good place to start?

Haven't heard their Eskimo mix yet, but the Ce Soir On Danse! mix on Disque Primeur is aces.

Telephone thing, Saturday, 30 June 2007 20:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://www.discogs.com/release/794987

Telephone thing, Saturday, 30 June 2007 20:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

...wow, that's not very helpful, is it? Disque Primeur and Chromeo's websites are both useless as far as getting the tracklist and horrifyingly Flash-heavy; their Myspace doesn't have it; and Arcade Mode, which I'm fairly sure used to have a tracklist, is out of stock. Ah well.

Telephone thing, Saturday, 30 June 2007 20:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

i was talking w/ tremendoid about this, but my initial instinct is to be wary of the mixes; what makes them so great? I'd be afraid of it being a sort of generic 80s touchpoint mix or something and i really do enjoy their own music as 80s pastiche more than i think i would enjoy a random 80s mix from hipster dilettantes

deej, Saturday, 30 June 2007 23:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

try this then. not hipster dilettante

kenny dope's roller disco mix. completely breautiful
http://www.tunes.co.uk/tunes/featured/8411.html

jaxon, Sunday, 1 July 2007 03:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

a random 80s mix from hipster dilettantes

these dudes are serious business about the 80s shit. i met p at a record fair and he was diggin deeeeep!

Confounded, Sunday, 1 July 2007 03:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

that said i havent heard the mix

Confounded, Sunday, 1 July 2007 03:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://www.dustygroove.com/images/products/s/swadewithth_backtothe_101b.jpg

thoughts on this? less hipsteur cheese, more collectro authenticity type shit, more r&b less pop than chromeo, i don't think i like it quite as much tho. Still some great songs on it (omg "too young to love")

deej, Sunday, 1 July 2007 06:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

more revivalism, less pastiche

deej, Sunday, 1 July 2007 06:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

"I'm Your Paradise" is prob the best song actually

deej, Sunday, 1 July 2007 06:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

Chromeo playing for free in SF. I have been digging this for months now and will probably check it, seeing its around the corner from my work. http://www.mezzaninesf.com/calendar.asp

oscar, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 04:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

they are tight live.

s1ocki, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 05:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

that 'tenderoni' joint is awesome. i wasn't so into the last record but i might get the new one.

haitch, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 05:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

'bonified lovin' and 'call me up' are my joints

deej, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 05:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

U CAN CALLLLL ME UP
LATE AT NITE!

so drunkhigh

deej, Wednesday, 4 July 2007 02:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

i am going to see them live with 'fl0sstradamus'

deej, Monday, 9 July 2007 14:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

haha i might too. but i might die if i do.

s1ocki, Monday, 9 July 2007 17:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

the eli escobar remix of bonafied lovin is much better than the og, but i could never find a decent download and it only ever seemed to come out on fabriclive38

so chromeo eh

seeing them in tripod in dublin this november - on a thursday, not cool

haido, Wednesday, 28 July 2010 11:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

\oO/ dude im right what can i say

― blap...tremendo (deej), Wednesday, July 28, 2010 2:14 AM (6 hours ago) Bookmark

two heads?

kim cardassian (s1ocki), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 13:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

That second album is growing on me, good r & b and seventies sounds in it...it's just a tad lightweight..maybe I should take a vacation until Business Casual comes out.

Shut Up. Kenny G. Etc. (u s steel), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 22:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

two heads?

― kim cardassian (s1ocki), Wednesday, July 28, 2010 8:12 AM (9 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

better than 1

blap...tremendo (deej), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 23:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

'lightweight' is p much the problem w/ most of the 1st one ... its like they have these vague ideas of what '80s R&B' is like & occasionally a good idea (like the melody for the hook of 'your so gangsta') that they meld w/ these cliches in order to paper over a lack of well anything else ... anyway ive made my pt i think

blap...tremendo (deej), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 23:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

love the actual verses in You're So Gangsta, should have kept 'em on the album

Has admitted to being awesome in order to have sex (sic), Thursday, 29 July 2010 02:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

looks like i'm going to see these guys saturday night will report back

titchyschneiderhouserules (s1ocki), Thursday, 29 July 2010 03:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

theyre super fun iirc

max, Thursday, 29 July 2010 03:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

expect a really young crowd tho

max, Thursday, 29 July 2010 03:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh i've seen them many times - hometown crowd yo

titchyschneiderhouserules (s1ocki), Thursday, 29 July 2010 03:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh right

max, Thursday, 29 July 2010 03:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

theyre super fun

max, Thursday, 29 July 2010 03:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

ya

originally, when they started, i remember they were kind of bad live, and then all of the sudden they came back and were like, super awesome.

true. story.

titchyschneiderhouserules (s1ocki), Thursday, 29 July 2010 03:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

I liked 'em with a real drummer

Has admitted to being awesome in order to have sex (sic), Thursday, 29 July 2010 04:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

they were super fun when i saw them on fancy footwork tour - 21+ crowd. Birdman was there and the evening all around was super sexy

run (The Reverend), Thursday, 29 July 2010 06:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

ok, maybe birdman wasn't there

run (The Reverend), Thursday, 29 July 2010 06:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

I liked 'em on Fancy Footwork tour too, three out of the four times I saw 'em. Birdman wasn't there either.

Has admitted to being awesome in order to have sex (sic), Thursday, 29 July 2010 07:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

(Fourth time was a festival mainstage in the afternoon, just way too big for 'em. Watched six minutes and went to see lol Wale instead.)

Has admitted to being awesome in order to have sex (sic), Thursday, 29 July 2010 07:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

but it was all around super sexy tho, right?

run (The Reverend), Thursday, 29 July 2010 07:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

so the video came out today

http://www.somekindofawesome.com/journal/2010/7/29/watch-chromeo-dont-turn-the-lights-on.html

i like the song (had it for a few weeks), and i appreciate the comedy video vibe but like.. something about it is a bit lame

titchyschneiderhouserules (s1ocki), Friday, 30 July 2010 04:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

song is dope imo

blap...tremendo (deej), Friday, 30 July 2010 07:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

"Don't Turn the Lights On"....is that a Can reference? Always suspected them of making subtle references to others' work. In any case, new album is due soon, no??

The Rich Man's 8-Track (u s steel), Thursday, 23 September 2010 14:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

it's out already

The Reverend, Thursday, 23 September 2010 21:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

out today in .au

Underground - Parking (2010) (sic), Thursday, 23 September 2010 22:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

dear god I'd never heard the beginning of fancy footwork before. Thriller much?

owenf, Thursday, 23 September 2010 22:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

Beat it obvs

owenf, Friday, 24 September 2010 08:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

Them playing with John Oates as mentioned upthread is kind of awesome. fun, nerdy production talk here at and then at 3:50 they start jammin on No Can Do (can't go for that)

http://www.youtube.com/user/LiveFromDarylsHouse?v=GXXvUa5Tzco&feature=pyv&ad=4413041629&kw=chromeo&gclid=CJfOrJvGvaQCFSFbiAodW2jB0g

more synth and funk record talk
here. These bros are just likable, I like when they speak French to each other.

A solo Beatle--Paul, George, John, Yoko, etc. (Whitey on the Moon), Wednesday, 6 October 2010 06:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

i thought i would be over them by now but this made me lol

"We’re not openly talking about any of these subjects in our music. Rather than talk about them explicitly we prefer to offer hints for people to make their own minds. When we named the album White Women we thought we’d provoke debates on issues of sex, race and gender. We’re in the midst of a conservative moment in America. The backlash to “Blurred Lines” was so puritanical. White Women is the title of Helmut Newton’s first book.

The other thing that’s super important to us is the question of race. Pat and I are very ambiguous: he’s a Christian Lebanese and I’m an Arab Jew. These things are confusing to most people in America. If people are going to listen to our music, why not make them think too? We made an album that’s racially blurred, an homage to black music titled White Women. You can appreciate it first degree or you can see an intellectual discourse on the war of sexes and race. In that way, it’s neither traditional funk nor traditional electronic music."

their fallon perfomance with death from above is pretty slick.

StillAdvance, Tuesday, 19 November 2013 10:56 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah that Fallon performance was so so so good.
http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/chromeo-ft-death-from-above-1979-sexy-socialite/n42450/

Spottie, Tuesday, 19 November 2013 16:36 (three years ago) Permalink

all about the vamping at around the 4.45 min mark

StillAdvance, Tuesday, 19 November 2013 16:56 (three years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

really liking this album tbf tbh

Spottie, Wednesday, 14 May 2014 07:28 (three years ago) Permalink

this album is dope

le goon (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 14 May 2014 13:55 (three years ago) Permalink

this thing is like legit 80% great.

the back half of Somethingood! the teen pop opener. Tory Y Moi is probably someone i am supposed to hate but that song is so good. that hook and the solange hook are pure maple syrup. lots of hooks really. Ezras intld i was ready to HATE but its actually incredible. the sax on Fall Back 2u.

Spottie, Wednesday, 14 May 2014 16:01 (three years ago) Permalink

Very, very into this.

Dave Depper (Davey D), Thursday, 15 May 2014 22:55 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah it's fun, liked it better than I thought I would.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 15 May 2014 23:09 (three years ago) Permalink

I've heard half of this - I like the opener a lot; some of the lyrics are a little clunky.

The lede in your pitchfork review was a little bit weird though j0rd - is it really a thing now that all decent albums must have significant written and oral retrospectives on their tenth birthday before officially joining the canon?

ginuwine's cousin (monotony), Thursday, 15 May 2014 23:27 (three years ago) Permalink

is it really a thing now that all decent albums must have significant written and oral retrospectives on their tenth birthday before officially joining the canon?

sadly yes?

le goon (J0rdan S.), Friday, 16 May 2014 02:22 (three years ago) Permalink

i admit that it was a bit awkward though. i felt like it was the easiest route to get to my thesis, which is that this album in particular feels like something that really benefits from not being weighed down by expectations and the way people discuss music online writ large (a contrasting album would be like... the EMA record or something)

le goon (J0rdan S.), Friday, 16 May 2014 02:24 (three years ago) Permalink

This is a lot better than it needed to be! Little things like the outro on "Play The Fool" & the bridge on "Sexy Socialite" are gorgeous.

(& since nobody's posted it to the thread & the existence thereof cheers me up, here's "Fancy Footwork" getting used in Step Up 3D:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9nkv4z6-aE
)

etc, Sunday, 18 May 2014 10:32 (three years ago) Permalink

Oliver co-production is the secret weapon here. Likewise for that new Camron/A-Trak joint. Watch out for those guys. Big pop things in their future I think.

anza808, Monday, 19 May 2014 01:12 (three years ago) Permalink

I love the new album, and especially the extended tracks. They feel like updated 70s/80s funk 12"s that are still fun and listenable despite somewhat weak hooks because of good instrumentation and flow. Jealous is the clear standout and the only one that really works as a sub 4 minute pop track.

skip, Friday, 23 May 2014 18:06 (three years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Really didn't expect Chromeo to be the first people to be given a shot at the Lorde single, but I'm quite taken with this:

https://soundcloud.com/lordemusic/green-light-chromeo-remix

etc, Friday, 26 May 2017 22:26 (five months ago) Permalink

"Jealous" got a lot of mainstream and background music play... good for them. The album went to #11.

skip, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 22:31 (five months ago) Permalink

this is so pleasant, and works great next to the Calvin Harris songs on my summer playlist (which is still funny to me—never would have believed a year ago would be a statement that made any sense)

austinb, Wednesday, 31 May 2017 13:48 (five months ago) Permalink

hmm maybe calvin harris and chromeo will start the Premature Bloghouse Revival That Was Foretold

austinb, Wednesday, 31 May 2017 13:49 (five months ago) Permalink

I'd really love for Chromeo to become bigger stars now that even Bruno Mars has stole their thunder.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Wednesday, 31 May 2017 13:52 (five months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

New video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j-ED6tL85o

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 7 November 2017 17:36 (one week ago) Permalink

<3

Spottie, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 05:32 (one week ago) Permalink

it seems amazing that in the post-Uptown Funk world Chromeo are still a second-tier act but then you see a video like that and it all makes sense

boxedjoy, Saturday, 11 November 2017 19:29 (one week ago) Permalink

Haha

Spottie, Saturday, 11 November 2017 20:42 (one week ago) Permalink


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