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the statement very much gives the impression that the others didn't want to deal with jewel anymore. he's never given the impression of being the easiest to work with

ufo, Tuesday, 10 August 2021 19:15 (one year ago) link

so i guess Dear Tommy is never coming out

bon ivermectin (Murgatroid), Tuesday, 10 August 2021 19:25 (one year ago) link

I mean Mike Simonetti has had a beef with Johnny Jewel for years now:


✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 10 August 2021 21:00 (one year ago) link

I wouldn’t really trust what he has to say on the breakup. He has also thrown snide remarks at Adam and Ruth as well so I doubt they talked often if at all.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 10 August 2021 21:09 (one year ago) link

Not taking Johnny’s side as we don’t really know what happened there, but honestly those series of tweets don’t really make me root for his side of the story.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 10 August 2021 21:13 (one year ago) link

The most telling thing is Jewel's own statement, which says he's proud of his work with "the project" — not even "the band," just another Johnny Jewel project. That kind of thing could grate on anyone. (Especially since it wasn't his band to start with.)

(Not blaming Jewel for that, tbh I think of Chromatics primarily as a Johnny Jewel project too. But that plus dicking around forever with releasing/not releasing an album, it's not hard to imagine frustrations)

i have no idea about the other albums but the rest of the band all have writing credits on various kill for love tracks, so i'd guess the creative process was probably somewhat more collaborative than jewel has often implied

ufo, Wednesday, 11 August 2021 02:14 (one year ago) link

JJ definitely took over once he and Adam hooked up. Those first two Chromatics albums are DRASTICALLY different.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 11 August 2021 03:50 (one year ago) link

Dear Tommy is now Chinese Democracy 2.0

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 11 August 2021 05:59 (one year ago) link

Glass Candy's Body Work has been teased for more than 10 years now but I don't think Johnny Jewel has said anything about it since like 2013. Would be much more excited to hear that than Dear Tommy at this point

J. Sam, Wednesday, 11 August 2021 17:51 (one year ago) link

glass candy is next

— Mike (@MikeSimonetti) August 13, 2021

groovypanda, Friday, 13 August 2021 06:28 (one year ago) link


J. Sam, Friday, 13 August 2021 13:32 (one year ago) link

This Madonna covers compilation is both unnecessary and mostly enjoyable.

eight months pass...

It's not on IDIB, but since she doesn't have her own thread, the new Tess Roby is out today and just as good as the first one.

Doctor Madame Frances Experimento, LLC", Friday, 22 April 2022 17:26 (seven months ago) link

Yes absolutely, loving it!

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Friday, 22 April 2022 17:51 (seven months ago) link

Cool, I need to check that out. There is (allegedly) also a new Desire album coming out in early May. The singles I've heard so far are alright--competent renditions of the IDIB aesthetic but not too exciting. That's pretty much how I've felt about most of the JJ-produced material after After Dark 2 (though I love Chromatics' "Just Like You").

Since I've given up hope on ever hearing Glass Candy's Body Work the one IDIB thing I'm (tentatively) excited about is a Farah full-length, which seems like it might actually happen in the near future, but who knows. I love everything she's ever put out.

J. Sam, Friday, 22 April 2022 19:02 (seven months ago) link

quite liked telling me lies

nxd, Friday, 22 April 2022 19:42 (seven months ago) link

three months pass...

It is with immense pleasure & excitement that we share After Dark 4 with you this Friday.

30 artists from 11 countries deliver 27 tracks for the endless summer of your dreams.https://t.co/f14NDpv9u4 pic.twitter.com/f5JFvEr78I

— Italians Do It Better (@IDIB) August 9, 2022

groovypanda, Tuesday, 9 August 2022 14:12 (three months ago) link

Is anyone going to the IDIB showcase in Oakland on Thursday?

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 9 August 2022 15:44 (three months ago) link

The Club Intl song is my favorite thing in here.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 13 August 2022 06:41 (three months ago) link

Good comp

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 13 August 2022 06:42 (three months ago) link

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