Chromatics (Portland, Oregon-based indie electro-pop)

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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). The band has opened shows for Hot Chip, Pulp, and more recently for The xx at the Hollywood Bowl.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
2003 Chrome Rats Vs Basement Rutz 1
2004 Plaster Hounds 1
2006 In Shining Violence 1
2007 Night Drive 5 2
2012 Kill for Love 7

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
2006 Nite 2
2011 Kill for Love 1
2012 Cherry 1

EP

Year Title Rating Releases
2010 In the City EP 2

Other

Year Title Rating Releases
2012 Running From the Sun 1

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