Chromatics (Portland, Oregon-based indie electro-pop)
Chromatics is an American electronic band from Portland, Oregon that formed in 2001. The band consists of Ruth Radelet (vocals, guitar, synthesizer), Adam Miller (guitar, vocoder), Nat Walker (drums, synthesizer), and Johnny Jewel (producer, multi-instrumentalist). The band originally featured a trademark sound indebted to punk and lo-fi that was described as "noisy" and "chaotic". After numerous lineup changes, which left guitarist Adam Miller as the sole original member, the band began releasing material on the Italians Do It Better record label in 2007, with their style streamlined into a synth punk-Italo disco indebted sound.
The band began incorporating elements of synthpop and post-punk on their third release, Night Drive (2007), which garnered them critical acclaim, and their latest album, Kill for Love, was released March 26, 2012. Several of the band's songs have been featured in television series such as Gossip Girl and Bates Motel, and their track "Tick of the Clock" was featured in the film Drive (2011). In December 2014, the band announced that a new, 17-track-album entitled Dear Tommy will be available via Italians Do It Better "in time for Valentine's Day."
On February 3, 2015, Chromatics released the three-song single "Yes (Love Theme From Lost River)", which is included in the trailer and soundtrack for Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, Lost River which is scheduled for a worldwide release on April 10th. Chromatics write, record, produce, and mix all of their own songs.