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Chromatics offer drumless version of Kill for Love, announce tour dates

on May 07, 2012, 3:49pm

chromatics feature Chromatics offer drumless version of Kill for Love, announce tour dates

If you’ve been wondering how the Chromatics’ Top Star-earning LP, Kill for Love, would sound drumless, then you’re not alone. Johnny Jewel & Co. did as well, and now they’re offering up 11 drumless tracks off the LP as a free, downloadable zip file. It’s like a weird, imploded version of Springsteen’s long sought after Electric Nebraska.

Explains Johnny Jewel:

It’s just for people to have fun with… It’s 11 tracks, because some of the tracks don’t have drums to begin with. It’s all the pop songs without drums… I think people will have a lot of fun with it because everyone keeps remixing ‘Birds of Paradise’ because there were no drums on it… I also mastered an instrumental version of the entire album. I always master multiple versions in case I want to collage or edit them later. I was really liking the way the vocal mixes sounded with no drums and I think that the drums on the album are so heavy, that it’s interesting to hear the record as this almost empty, almost a cappella kind of thing.

To celebrate (or perhaps it’s just coincidental), the Portland troupe has rolled out a block of tour dates for this summer, a few of which include stops with Hot Chip. Check out the itinerary, in addition to the drumless album’s tracklist, below.

Kill for Love (DRUMLESS):
01. The Page
02. These Streets Will Never Look the Same
03. Lady
04. Kill for Love
05. At Your Door
06. Back From the Grave
07. A Matter of Time
08. Candy
09. The River
10. There’s a Light Out on the Horizon
11. Into the Black

Chromatics 2012 Tour Dates:
05/12 – Mexico City, MX @ Auditorio Blackberry #
05/30 – Copenhagen, DK @ Distortion Festival
05/31 – Paris, FR @ La Gaîté Lyrique
06/02 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/04 – Dublin, IE @ Forbidden Fruit Festival
06/06 – London, UK @ Village Underground
06/07 – Rome, IT @ TBA
06/08 – Milan, IT @ TBA
06/09 – Brussels, BE @ Brussels Film Fest
06/29-07/01 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest
07/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
07/14 – Chicago, IL @ TBA
07/17 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues *
07/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory *
07/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Fixed x Dog and Pony at Dekalb Market

# = w/ Glass Candy
* = w/ Hot Chip

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