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Video: Chromatics – Move A Mountain

Chromatics are sharing a new video for “Move A Mountain, which is directed by Johnny Jewel. The track is taken from their recent album Closer To Grey‘. The album is available to pre-order on 2xLP here. Stream ‘Closer To Grey’ here.

Chromatics – Closer to Grey LP

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Chromatics release their seventh studio album ‘Closer To Grey’ today via Italians Do It Better.

Listen here: http://hyperurl.co/closetogrey

Video: Kraków Loves Adana – Follow The Voice

Kraków Loves Adana are a Hamburg-based duo of Deniz Çiçek and her partner Robert Heitmann. Having recently just signed to Italians Do It Better (Chromatics, Desire, Glass Candy), the band are sharing their new single “Follow The Voice” online now.

Kraków Loves Adana formed in 2006 after eyeing each other for months at the same nightclubs in Germany. The group’s guitar-driven electronic ballads echo dream pop with a melancholic edge.

On Follow The Voice” Johnny Jewel produces the band’s debut single for Italians Do It Better. Deniz Çiçek’s exposed, haunting vocal melodies crash against vivid synthesizers & heavy rhythms to create something unforgettable. Complimenting the sonic landscape of Italians Do It Better staples like Chromatics & Desire, Kraków Loves Adana will be in direct support of Chromatics & Desire on stage for the European leg of the Double Exposure World tour.

The video is directed by the band themselves in Hamburg. Through hypnosis by pendulum, Deniz Çiçek falls into a trance like state – led by a voice, guiding her through a domain that exists just below the threshold of consciousness.

A newly discovered star shining in the Italians Do It Better solar system. They are currently in the studio preparing their forthcoming full length with Johnny Jewel out early next year.

Heaven – Truth or Dare

Produced & Mixed By Johnny Jewel

Video: Orion – Time For Crime

Orion brings Cybernetic Noir to the Italians Do It Better family on their debut single “Time For Crime”. Recorded in a bedroom in Rhode Island & mixed by label head Johnny Jewel, Time For Crime is our first glimpse into Orion’s upcoming LP on Italians Do It Better. Inspired by Cyberpunk & Giallo films, the group explores their love of analog synthesis & Italo Disco through the lens of a Dystopian Fantasia.

Chromatics – Petals

Unreleased Chromatics Cover Of Hole’s “Petals” For The Ending Scene Of “The Perfection”.

Video: In Mirrors – Human

Canadian band In Mirrors share new single and video “Human” on Italians Do It Better. The song was produced by label head Johnny Jewel and features their hypnotic brand of minimal wave, krautrock, and post punk. The video was filmed and directed by Johnny Jewel in Los Angeles.

In Mirrors is the sound of reflection. A collage of cinematic synthscapes, ambient noise experimentations, catchy melodies. The slow-burning grooves represent the essence of what we wear on the outside and what’s etched deep inside – pure and tainted, sacred and profane, light and dark. Dissonant but sincere vocals and glistening guitars combined with electronic palettes help us experience the true, visceral gravity of our moments.

From Vancouver, B.C., In Mirrors (comprised of Jesse Taylor, japanese Takashi Inoue and Bill Batt) will hit the road to open the nights for label mates Chromatics & Desire.

Video: Chromatics – Time Rider

“…Lonely Hearts Club Left Behind…”

In “Time Rider”, Chromatics employs the metaphor of a motorcycle as a sort of inter dimensional vehicle between the future and the past. In this dream, the motorcyclist mirrors myths of the grim reaper as Ruth Radelet eerily asks “Can I take your hand? I want to ride with you into the storm.” Life after death. Future past.

Produced & Mixed By Johnny Jewel. Out now on Italians Do It Better.

Double Mixte – Romance Noire EP

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French duo Double Mixte bring their digital thunderstorm of neon lit noire to the Italians Do It Better family on their debut EP, out now. Mixed & produced by label head Johnny Jewel, ‘Romance Noire’ opens the door to a new wave of Italians Do It Better artists coming in 2019. Fresh Blood. New Tears.

Double Mixte formed when Clara Apolit & Thomas Maan met in Paris, and there was an immediate pull to create music together. They pooled their combined interest in powerful narrative and dark 70’s French film music to write lyrically vivid songs. In 2017, Thomas reached out to Johnny Jewel for what soon became a collaboration that expanded their vision into a haunting debut EP.

The title track arpeggiates & boils as waves of bass flow beneath. Rhythms are carried to the ceiling by a searing cascade of disintegrating color. A heavy backbeat anchors Thomas Maan and Clara Apolit’s poetry, ready to wear for a night in the face of oblivion. The cinematic “Arlette” is a call for discovery through a darkness lit only by the glare of headlights in digital rain. Through all of this, Thomas Maan’s incantations search for the lonely, lost in the void of electronic fog. “November” finds in Clara an Anglophonic chanteuse, meditating on the cycles of time. A blend of suspended sound & an uncertain melody contracts & expands before dissolving. ‘Romance Noire’ is art that both contemplates and transcends time’s firm grip. It’s a filmic journey inducing a vague sense of future nostalgia.

Listen to lead single ‘Romance Noire’ here:

Listen to EP on full in Spotify here

‘Romance Noire’ track listing:
Side A
1. Romance Noire
2. Arlette
3. November
Side B
1. Arlette (Instrumental)
2. Romance Noire (On Film)
3. November (Instrumental)
4. Romance Noire (Instrumental)

Video: Farah – The Only Ones

New video for Farah’s The Only Ones on Italians Do It Better.