In 2007 Chromatics released an album titled NIGHT DRIVE, that’s not really where we got our name but it’s a good start to this article.
Stereogum and Prefix claim Kill for Love is the best album release this week and we don’t think they’re too far off. As expected, the new album is comprised of a bunch down-tempo synth pop ballads however there are a few tracks that will get your head bopping. We’re just happy they’ve finally come out with a new LP after 5 long years.
Tiedye is an upcomming Swedish act from the Italians Do It Better label. Anton Qlint & Edvin Edvinson have been busy remixing all sorts of artists such as Rubies (ft Feist), Delorean, DJ Kaos, Wolfmother, Wolfram and many others. They have some original productions, edits, and others have remixed Tiedye songs as well (such as Dan Lissvik). If you like the Italian Do It Better space disco aesthetic these guys are for you.
This chick reminds me of Whatever it Takes or Tracy and The Plastics circa 2002. Farah has preserved the naughty, nonchalant, sarcastic, and humorous lyricism of early 2000s electroclash, while keeping the music up to date and on par with the rest of the Italians Do It Better family. According to her myspace profile she resides in Texas and claims her music sounds like “Persian love songs.” However, some of her critics would differ and instead describe her sound as: “Heavy Italo disco synths mixed with Balearic disco elements. This really does sound like 1985 italo, but it in a good way.” She’s come out with a few 12″ and worked with Johnny (From Glass Candy) on a remix, but I haven’t seen any new stuff in a hot minute. Nevertheless, she’s still fun to listen to.
Glass Candy has only agreed to remixing two songs in the last 11 years. The first was a Glass Candyesque Nu Disco style take on Ssion’sClown. Then a few weeks ago they popped out a nice interpretation of Appaloosa’s track Intimate. Italians Do It Better has pressed a limited edition 12″ including the following versions:
(All mail orders get the exclusive Opaque Ivory Vinyl Version)
Here’s what IDIB had to say:
“This is also the first glimpse from our forthcoming AFTER DARK 2 compilation out later this year. The B side features the original version from Appaloosa. Who is in the studio working on their debut Lp for IDIB right now.”