Chromeo to launch collection with Frank & Oak

DAVE 1 OF CHROMEO TO LAUNCH COLLECTION WITH FRANK & OAK

MENSWEAR BRAND AND E-TAILER FRANK AND OAK HAS ANNOUNCED A NEW COLLABORATION WITH DAVE 1 OF PROMINENT ELECTRO-FUNK DUO CHROMEO. TOGETHER, THEY’LL RELEASE A CAPSULE COLLECTION OF ELEGANT ESSENTIALS MAY 21.

“I had never designed a capsule collection before, and when Frank & Oak approached me, there were three reasons why I couldn’t refuse,” David Macklovitch (aka Dave 1) explained. “First, they’re a brand from my hometown of Montreal. Second, their background is traditional men’s tailoring. And lastly, they’re accessible and democratic.

“The inspiration here was the disheveled elegance of the South of France: the Stones recording Exile at Nellcôte, manly gents who aren’t afraid to pose next to a bouquet of flowers, the morning after a wedding…” Macklovitch said. “I like to think of it as a complete wardrobe: essential pieces that can all be effortlessly combined.”

The 18-piece collection-imbued with midnight blues, whites, and olives-blends Dave 1’s raw rock & roll aesthetic with Frank & Oak’s classic and minimal approach to design. The faded, low-cut tees ($30), minimal button-ups ($65), crisp white jeans ($75), and bold summer blazers (starting at $155), are all impeccably tailored with extra-skinny silhouettes (echoing Dave 1’s personal style).

“After meeting Dave and looking at his music and his personal aesthetic, I knew he shared Frank & Oak’s values and modern design philosophy,” said Frank & Oak co-founder and creative director Ethan Song. “This collaboration has worked so well because we’re aligned creatively, but we also both have something unique to bring to the table.”

To celebrate the collaboration, Frank & Oak will host an official launch party on May 15 in New York City. From April 29 – May 10, fans can enter to win a trip to meet Dave 1 at the NYC event at www.frankandoak.com/dave1/nyc.

The Frank & Oak x Dave 1 collection launches May 21, available exclusively through frankandoak.com

Chromeo tour dates for When The Night Falls and remix EP

CHROMEO ANNOUNCES ‘WHEN THE NIGHT FALLS’ NEW TOUR DATES AND REMIX EP

MAYER HAWTHORNE TO SUPPORT, BREAKBOT ADDED ON SELECT DATES

‘WHEN THE NIGHT FALLS’ FEATURING SOLANGE KNOWLES GETS THE REMIX TREATMENT FROM HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR, BREAKBOT, LIFELIKE AND A COVER VERSION FROM MAYER HAWTHORNE

Chromeo, the electrofunk duo credited for some of the decade’s most addicting pop songs and memorable live performances, is announcing a string of 34 new Fall tour dates, aptly titled the ‘Night Falls’ tour, in addition to their many upcoming festival appearances throughout the globe this year. This seven week journey across North America will be the biggest, most extensive tour in the band’s history. Joining the twosome on the road is soulful crooner Mayer Hawthorne, the Stones Throw alum now signed to Universal, and, on selected dates, Ed Banger’s very own funkateer Breakbot. Audiences should expect a spectacle as Chromeo’s performances are known for their trademark hot-legged keyboard stands, elaborate light show and sultry Robert Palmer-esque back-up singers. More recently fans have been treated to guest appearances by the likes of A-Trak and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend to go along with the band’s seriously fancy footwork. Ticket sales begin July 6th for pre-sale and open July 8th for the general public. As all of Chromeo’s past tours have, this one is likely to sell out quickly.

Chromeo members Dave 1 and P-Thugg hit new heights with the release of the critically acclaimed Business Causal this past year, appearing on Late Night with David Letterman and Conan O’Brien. Their next official single, “When The Nights Falls” featuring Solange Knowles, is being released as a remix EP on July 26th through Big Beat/Atlantic Records. The single package features remixes by Hercules & Love Affair, Lifelike, Breakbot and a cover version by Mayer Hawthorne. Check out the Breakbot remix below for a preview of what to expect and scroll down for the full list of tour dates.

‘NIGHT FALLS’ TOUR DATES

9/14 DALLAS, TX – House of Blues
9/16 HOUSTON, TX – House of Blues
9/17 AUSTIN, TX – Austin City Limits *
9/18 NEW ORLEANS, LA – House of Blues
9/20 MIAMI, FL – Fillmore
9/21 ORLANDO, FL – Beacham Theater
9/22 ATLANTA GA – Masquerade (Heaven Stage)
9/24 MONTREAL, QC – Metropolis (Pop Montreal) *
9/26 DETROIT, MI – Majestic
9/27 COLUMBUS, OH – Newport Music Hall
9/28 PITTSBURGH, PA – Stage AE
9/30 CHICAGO, IL – House of Blues *
10/3 MILWAUKEE, WI – Turner Hall
10/4 MINNEAPOLIS, MN – First Avenue
10/6 BOULDER, CO – Boulder Theater
10/7 DENVER, CO – Ogden
10/8 ASPEN, CO – Belly Up
10/10 SEATTLE, WA- Showbox Sodo
10/11 PORTLAND, OR – Roseland
10/12 ARCATA, CA – Arcata Community Center
10/13 RENO, NV – Knitting Factory
10/17 SAN DIEGO, CA- House of Blues **
10/18 TEMPE, AZ – Marquee Theatre **
10/20 KANSAS CITY, MO – Midland Theater **
10/21 TULSA, OK – Cain’s Ballroom **
10/22 OXFORD, MS – The Lyric **
10/24 ST. LOUIS, MO – The Pageant **
10/25 NASHVILLE, TN – Cannery Ballroom **
10/27 RICHMOND, VA – The National **
10/28 ASHEVILLE, NC – MoogFest *
10/31 PHILADELPHIA, PA – Electric Factory **
11/1 BOSTON, MA – House of Blues **
11/2 TORONTO, ON – Sound Academy **

* without Mayer Hawthorne
** with Breakbot

Chromeo Announce Live From Montreal iTunes Session 1/18, Conan Performance 2/21

CHROMEO ANNOUNCE LIVE FROM MONTREAL iTUNES SESSION EXCLUSIVELY ON ITUNES JANUARY 18TH, DUO TO APPEAR ON CONAN FEBRUARY 21ST

ADDS DATES TO “RISKY BUSINESS” NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

RELEASE EXCLUSIVE DUCK SAUCE REMIX OF HOT MESS FEATURING ELLY JACKSON BELOW

The 80’s inspired electro-pop duo Chromeo has announced the release of Live From Montreal iTunes Session exclusively on iTunes January 18th. The band performed 13 songs live at the Sainte Catherine Apple store in Montreal. The album includes choice cuts from all three of Chromeo’s full-length albums and will be available for all fans of powerful electronic pop music, track listing below.

Furthermore, the two funk-masters will continue their late night television appearances by playing live on Conan on February 21st. You may remember their Robert Palmer-esque performance late last year on David Letterman, with red lipsticked background singers and string section. Their Conan performance will be just as surprising and entertaining, surely not a moment to miss.

Along with these special announcements, Chromeo has added several dates to their upcoming North American “Risky Business” tour in support of their Billboard ranked 2010 release Business Casual on Big Beat/Atlantic Records. With most major markets already sold out, the tour will now include new dates in Toronto, Washington DC, Vancouver and Reno. Lastly Chromeo has released an exclusive download of Hot Mess featuring Elly Jackson, remixed by Duck Sauce (A-Trak and Armand Van Helden) available below. Truly an exciting month for a duo expected to have one of the biggest years of their career.

LIVE FROM MONTREAL ITUNES SESSION TRACKLISTING
1. I’m Not Contagious
2. Tenderoni
3. Call Me Up
4. Hot Mess
5. Waiting 4 U
6. Needy Girl
7. Bonafied Lovin
8. Don’t Turn The Lights On
9. You’re So Gangsta
10. Night By Night
11. Momma’s Boy
12. 100%
13. Fancy Footwork

CHROMEO “RISKY BUSINESS TOUR” DATES:
January 20, 2011 Quebec City – Imperial de Quebec
January 21, 2011 Montreal – Metropolis
January 22, 2011 Toronto – Opera House SOLD OUT
January 23, 2011 Toronto – Opera House
February 03, 2011 Boston – House Of Blues
February 04, 2011 New York – Terminal 5 SOLD OUT
February 05, 2011 Washington – 9:30 Club SOLD OUT
February 06, 2011 Washington – 9:30 Club
February 10, 2011 Vancouver – Commodore Ballroom SOLD OUT
February 11, 2011 Vancouver – Commodore Ballroom
February 12, 2011 Portland – Roseland Theater
February 17, 2011 Reno – The Knitting Factory
February 18, 2011 Oakland – Fox Theater
February 19, 2011 Pomona – Fox Theatre

CHROMEO COLLABORATE WITH ELLY JACKSON OF LA ROUX FOR “HOT MESS” REDUX REMIXES BY DUCK SAUCE AND TIGA TO COME, TWO MONTH NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS IN JANUARY

CHROMEO COLLABORATE WITH ELLY JACKSON OF LA ROUX FOR “HOT MESS” REDUX REMIXES BY DUCK SAUCE AND TIGA TO COME, TWO MONTH NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS IN JANUARY

Chromeo have teamed up with La Roux’s Elly Jackson for a dynamic electro-funk duet, “Hot Mess.” The original version appears on Chromeo’s latest album, Business Casual (Big Beat/Atlantic), but Jackson took a shine to the Canadian duo and offered to lend vocals to the new and recently completed redux. “Hot Mess” marks a rare appearance for Jackson outside of her work as La Roux.

“Hot Mess” itself is an ice-cold break up number, not unlike classic ’80s duets by Prince & Sheena Easton, the Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield, or The Human League. “Hot Mess” will be released as a single complete with remixes by Turbo Recordings founder Tiga and Duck Sauce who recently dominated international charts with the single, “Barbra Streisand.” Chromeo recently worked with Parisian design house Surface To Air to produce the stunning video for “Hot Mess” which premiered online earlier this week, receiving attention from mainstream sites and taste-making blogs alike. Carrying the momentum into the New Year, the duo of Dave 1 and P-Thugg will hit the road for a string of US dates this winter.

TO HEAR “HOT MESS” FEATURING ELLY JACKSON, GO HERE

HOT MESS” FEATURING ELLY JACKSON ON STEREOGUM

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “HOT MESS” HERE:

CHROMEO “RISKY BUSINESS” TOUR DATES:

Thu 1/20 Quebec City, QC Imperial
Fri 1/21 Montreal, QC Metropolis
Sat 1/22 Toronto, ON Opera House
Thu 2/3 Boston, MA House Of Blues
Fri 2/4 New York, NY Terminal 5
Sat 2/5 Washington DC 9:30 Club
Thu 2/10 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Sat 2/12 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
Thu 2/17 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
Fri 2/18 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre
Sat 2/19 Pomona, CA Fox Theatre

Chromeo – Hot Mess video

CHROMEO PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FOR SINGLE “HOT MESS”

CHROMEO’S MOST HILARIOUS, ELABORATE AND CINEMATIC VIDEO TO DATE DIRECTED BY JEREMIE ROZAN FOR PARISIAN DESIGN HOUSE SURFACE 2 AIR

Chromeo continues on their path toward pop-world adoration and domination with this addition to their long track record of compelling music videos. “Hot Mess”, the latest video for their Atlantic Records debut album, “Business Casual”, is a hilarious and lascivious narrative starring Dave and Pee as the last two male cops in an all female precinct that is highly aestheticized, beautifully shot, reminiscent of 70s French erotic cinema but with an American, Police Academy twist (synchronized swimming, policewoman dance routines, bodybuilders, aerial crane shots, dozens of breathtaking models). Most importantly it finally answers the question “what do Dave-1 and P-Thugg look like shirtless?” It’s unabashedly retro yet absurdly modern…it’s all that you’ve come to expect from a Chromeo video.

After countless sold out shows, critcial praise, an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman, and the announcement of a large tour early next year, Chromeo is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down.

Chromeo – Hot Mess video

CHROMEO ANNOUNCE DATES FOR RISKY BUSINESS TOUR IN EARLY 2011

CHROMEO ANNOUNCE DATES FOR RISKY BUSINESS TOUR IN EARLY 2011

DUO TO HIT THE ROAD AFTER RELEASE OF ACCLAIMED THIRD LP BUSINESS CASUAL, OFFER FANS ADVANCE TICKET/ALBUM BUNDLE

Chromeo, the celebrated creators of some of the most compelling pop music from the past decade, are primed to hit the road once again this winter, touring in support of their most recent release, Business Casual on Big Beat/Atlantic Records. The album has since been critically acclaimed by the likes of Rolling Stone, Spin, Pitchfork, Blackbook, Entertainment Weekly, Paste, URB and Filter, among countless others. The band will jumpstart 2011 after sold out shows across the country on their summer tour in 2010 – bookended with an epic Bonnaroo performance alongside Daryl Hall and a climactic appearance on Late Night with David Letterman, propelling Dave 1 and P-Thugg to new heights of popularity.

An outfit continually dedicated to audience interaction, Chromeo is offering an exclusive pre-sale promotion beginning October 13th. Lucky fans can purchase discounted tickets or a bundle that includes the album, an autographed tour poster as well as a show ticket. Standard tickets will be on sale to the general public on October 15th.

PRESS ON BUSINESS CASUAL:

“This record cements their potential as a marquee band.” – PITCHFORK

“The new album maintains the solid electro-funk foundation for which the duo is known, but it stretches the scope of Chromeo’s instrumentation by weaving in richer guitars and spicier synths.” – NPR

“Chromeo’s third album expands, no less credibly, into rippling Balearica, Air-y electro lounge […] and syrupy declarations of devotion.” – SPIN

“On Business Casual they remain adept students of the Hall & Oates school of hooks, which they surround with gleaming synth grooves and robotic talkbox solos that recall ’80s funk masters like Zapp & Roger.” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Business Casual is the sound of Chromeo wholly having wholly realized its vision.” – FILTER MAGAZINE

CHROMEO “RISKY BUSINESS TOUR” DATES:

Thu 1/20 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
Fri 1/21 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Sat 1/22 Toronto, ON – Opera House
Thu 2/3 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
Fri 2/4 New York, NY – Terminal 5
Sat 2/5 Washington DC – 9:30 Club
Thu 2/10 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Sat 2/12 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
Fri 2/18 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
Sat 2/19 Pomona, CA – Fox Theatre

Chromeo Dave Letterman performance

CHROMEO’S BUSINESS CASUAL OUT TODAY ON ATLANTIC RECORDS
SET TO PERFORM ON LATE NIGHT WITH DAVE LETTERMAN SEPTEMBER 20TH

Montreal/NYC-based electro-funk duo, Chromeo, are thrilled to announce the release of their highly anticipated Atlantic Records debut, BUSINESS CASUAL, today.

Paper Magazine raves BUSINESS CASUAL’S melodies are “clean, bright and infectious” and that “the album is littered with sweet little surprises.” Entertainment Weekly goes on to praise the “gleaming synth grooves and robotic talkbox solos that recall ’80s funk masters like Zapp & Roger.”

Chromeo spent this past summer making fans dance all around the country, which included festival stops at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and the upcoming Virgin Free Festival on September 25th. The band will bring their performance to television when they perform on Late Night With David Letterman on September 20th.

TO PURCHASE BUSINESS CASUAL ON iTUNES, GO HERE

CHROMEO KEEP IT BUSINESS CASUAL WITH ATLANTIC RECORDS DEBUT IN STORES AND ONLINE TODAY

CHROMEO KEEP IT BUSINESS CASUAL WITH ATLANTIC RECORDS DEBUT IN STORES AND ONLINE TODAY

FOLLOW UP WHIRLWIND SOLD-OUT TOUR WITH CD AND DIGITAL RELEASE FEATURING A DUET WITH EZRA KOENIG OF VAMPIRE WEEKEND ONLY AVAILABLE ON iTUNES, APPEARANCE ON LETTERMAN 9/20

After an epic sold-out summer tour, Montreal/NYC-based electro-funk duo, Chromeo, are unleashing their Atlantic Records debut, Business Casual today. Their third LP is a masterpiece of emotive yet danceable jams that is equal parts referential and revelatory, and is adorned by stunning cover art designed by Surface To Air. Business Casual will be available in major retailers and iTunes by the time you read this. Only the iTunes version includes a bonus song with Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend that will also be streaming on Pitchfork.com today.

Keeping the winning streak in full swing, the group comprised of Dave 1 and P-Thugg are slated to appear on Late Night with David Letterman September 20th. The polished melodies and flawless drum patterns of their recorded material are completely realized in performance, with their incomparable stage presence and chemistry providing the finishing dynamic.

TO VIEW THE VIDEO FOR “DON’T TURN THE LIGHTS ON”, GO HERE:

BUSINESS CASUAL TRACK LISTING:

Hot Mess
I’m Not Contagious
Night by Night
Don’t Turn the Lights On
You Make it Rough
When the Night Falls (feat. Solange Knowles)
Don’t Walk Away
J’ai Claqué la Porte
The Right Type
Grow Up

Chromeo Interview

MVRemix caught up with Chromeo on August 12th, 2010 at The Commodore Ballroom when they passed through Vancouver, BC to promote the new Chromeo album “Business Casual.”

We discussed the new album, the point of the encore and whether Chromeo would make more music in French amongst other topics.

Interview conducted by Hugo Lunny, filmed by Natasha Davidson