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Listen: Chromeo ft. Toro y Moi

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Almost a decade ago, the Canadian duo Chromeo introduced their unique blend of electrofunk to an exponentially growing global audience. White Women, Dave 1 and P-Thugg’s 4th studio album coming this spring on Atlantic, refines their signature 70’s and 80’s influenced quirky pop songs, masterfully crafted in the tradition of the finest R&B, disco and funk. Montreal’s reigning loverboys will be previewing their infectiously catchy new record, featuring previously released singles “Over Your Shoulder” and “Sexy Socialite”, on the road this spring, along with playing some Chromeo classics from Business CasualFancy Footwork and She’s In Control. The “Come Alive Tour” launches in Houston, TX in April and winds its way through the US and Canada, with a headlining finale US show at NYC’s Terminal 5 in May. Chromeo’s live show has become legendary in its own right and this tour will mark just the first stop in many exciting live announcements to come for the band in 2014!

For all the retro talk, Chromeo’s music is, more than ever, anchored in pop’s present. This is reflected in the band’s collaborative approach on White Women. They unexpectedly resurrected Death From Above 1979 as their backing band to perform “Sexy Socialite” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, they shot an epic album trailer with Parisian design firm Surface to Air to preview “Over Your Shoulder” and partnered with contemporary artists Snarkitecture, MILK Studios & Tumblr to create The White Room installation in New York. The newest edition (pun intended) in an ever growing and exciting list of collaborators is Toro y Moi, featured on their buoyant new single,”Come Alive”. “Toro is a new school funk disciple, like us” says the band. “Ever since we heard his music we wanted to unleash his inner Jermaine Stewart.” This is disco Chaz in a way you’ve never heard him before.

Listen: Chromeo – “Come Alive” (featuring Toro y Moi)


4/6                  Houston                    TX                   House of Blues #

4/7                  Austin                        TX                   Stubbs #

4/8                  Dallas                        TX                   House of Blues #

4/12                San Francisco           CA               Independent #

4/14                Portland                     OR                Roseland #

4/15               Vancouver                  BC                  Commodore #

4/16               Seattle                        WA                  Showbox Market #

4/19               Phoenix                      AZ                   Marquee #

4/30               Boston                        MA                House of Blues *

5/1                  Montreal                    QC                  Corona *

5/2                  Toronto                      ON                Danforth Music Hall *

5/5                  Chicago                      IL                   Lincoln Hall *

5/6                  Minneapolis               MN              First Avenue *

5/7                  St. Louis                    MO                The Pageant *

5/9                  Detroit                        MI                 Royal Oak Music Hall *

5/12               Atlanta                        GA                 Variety Playhouse *

5/13               Richmond                   VA                 The National *

5/14               Philadelphia                PA                Union Transfer *

5/16               New York                    NY                Terminal 5 *

6/3                 Paris                           FR                     La Cigale

6/4                 Amsterdam                 NL                 Paradiso

6/6                 London                       UK                     Roundhouse

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* support: Oliver


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New Track: Chromeo – “Over Your Shoulder”


Following Chromeo’s advance album trailer, a joyride through the desert, beautifully shot by Surface 2 Air, starring one bride, two grooms (Chromeo’s Dave 1 and P-Thugg) and a 1987 Camaro, Montreal’s reigning funkmasters unleash the full version of the clip’s music: “Over Your Shoulder”, the first new Chromeo song in three years! This superbly produced slice of Cana-disco serves as an ode to feminine self confidence and empowerment, with Dave 1 crooning: “it’s those little imperfections that make beauty in my eyes/ I want to be in the intersection of your thighs/ and you worry about your size it’s nonsense/ it’s not a contest and besides, if it was a contest you’d win it…“.  It’s quirky, it’s genuine, it’s outlandish and straight faced all at once…suffice to say, Chromeo is back!

Since 2010’s critically acclaimed Business Casual album, it seems that the world has caught up to the brand of 80s inspired electrofunk that Chromeo has diligently been crafting for almost ten years. Their upcoming White Women LP is certainly the group’s most ambitious, as it crystallizes their unique arch, high brow-low brow aesthetic. Filled with seven-minute synth jams, orchestral arrangements, more live instrumentation than ever before and of course, hilarious lyrics, White Women also sports Dave and Pee’s catchiest pop tunes to date. Stay tuned for the first official single, “Sexy Socialite”, dropping very soon.

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