Chromeo new album: White Women, slated for release on May 12th via Big Beat / Atlantic, sees the self-proclaimed “Larry David of Funk” outfit writing and recording their most fully realized body of wordk to date, honing in on a sound that highlights their indie hero legacy while paying homepage to some of their greatest artistic inspirations by way of well-crafted, modern pop songs and iconic imagery.

A band with a history like Chromeo is no stranger to breaking through barriers and White Women, the joint effort of perhaps the world’s most successful Arab / Jewish partnership, is the obvious, ambitious next step for a duo whom naysayers once dismissed as a mere tongue-in-cheek project. Now, almost ten years later, it’s as if the caricatures of Dave 1 and P-Thugg have come to life as Chromeo’s exponential growth and fan emulation continue thanks to their signature high brow / low brow sensibility, which is both immediately recognizable and eminently relatable. Everything from the Helmut Newton-inspired album title to the meticulously designed and iconic Surface To Air artwork, to the high concept music videos and outrageous live appearances…. that all contain that certain special Chromeo je ne sais quoi… have aided in what has become one of the most eagerly anticipated releases of 2014. Everything from the Helmut Newton-inspired album title to the meticulously designed and iconic Surface To Air artwork, to the high concept music videos and outrageous live appearances…. that all contain that certain special Chromeo je ne sais quoi… have aided in what has become one of the most eagerly anticipated releases of 2014.

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2014 sees the boys coming even stronger, with the just released video for “Come Alive” featuring Toro y MoiCoachella Festival performances, a Red Rocks headling show, the 26 date Come Alive Tour across the US, UK and Europe (many of the shows are already sold-out, see list below) and many more exciting details to be revealed as album release date gets closer.  Until then, get the first look today as Chromeo reveal the next chapter in their wedding-themed adventure with their cover art for White Women..

COME ALIVE TOUR DATES

 

3/21                New Orleans             LA                  BUKU Festival

3/22                New Orleans             LA                    BUKU Festival

4/6                  Houston                    TX                  House of Blues #

4/7                  Austin                        TX                 Stubbs #

4/8                  Dallas                        TX                 House of Blues #

4/11                Indio                          CA                 Coachella

4/12                San Francisco           CA                   Independent #  (SOLD OUT)

4/14                Portland                     OR                  Roseland #

4/15               Vancouver                  BC                   Commodore #

4/16               Seattle                        WA                 Showbox Market # (SOLD OUT)

4/18              Indio                            CA                  Coachella

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 * (SOLD OUT)

5/6                  Minneapolis               MN                    First Avenue *

5/7                  St. Louis                    MO                   The Pageant *

5/9                  Detroit                        MI                   Royal Oak Music Hall *

5/10               Columbia                     MD                  Sweetlife Festival

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 * (SOLD OUT)

5/17               New York                   NY                      Terminal 5

5/31               Barcelona                  ES                     Primavera Sound

6/3                 Paris                           FR                      La Cigale

6/4                 Amsterdam                 NL                      Paradiso

6/6                 London                       UK                     Roundhouse

7/10               Lisbon                        PT                     Optimus Alive

8/5                Morrison                      CO                     Red Rocks Amphitheatre %

8/7                 Las Vegas                 NV                      Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

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* support: Oliver

% with: Cut Copy, Duke Dumont

by: Daniela Acosta @violet_dny

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