Coming off their newly released album Kill For Love, Chromatics have released a shorter drumless version of the aforementioned album, which you can download for free here.

Speaking with Pitchfork, band member Johnny Jewel had this to say about the percussion free album:

"It's just for people to have fun with... It's 11 tracks, because some of the tracks don't have drums to begin with. It's all the pop songs without drums... I think people will have a lot of fun with it because everyone keeps remixing 'Birds of Paradise' because there were no drums on it... I also mastered an instrumental version of the entire album. I always master multiple versions in case I want to collage or edit them later. I was really liking the way the vocal mixes sounded with no drums and I think that the drums on the album are so heavy, that it's interesting to hear the record as this almost empty, almost a cappella kind of thing."

The new version of Kill For Love's tracklisting can be seen below.

  • 1. The Page
  • 2. These Streets Will Never Look the Same
  • 3. Lady
  • 4. Kill for Love
  • 5. At Your Door
  • 6. Back From the Grave
  • 7. A Matter of Time
  • 8. Candy
  • 9. The River
  • 10. There's a Light Out on the Horizon
  • 11. Into the Black

You can catch Chromatics on tour this Summer with some select dates also featuring Hot Chip or Glass Candy.

  • 05-12 Mexico City, Mexico - Auditorio Blackberry *
  • 05-30 Copenhagen, Denmark - Distortion Festival
  • 05-31 Paris, France - La Gaîté Lyrique
  • 06-02 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
  • 06-04 Dublin, Ireland - Forbidden Fruit Festival
  • 06-06 London, England - Village Underground
  • 06-07 Rome, Italy - TBA
  • 06-08 Milan, Italy - TBA
  • 06-09 Brussels, Belgium - Brussels Film Fest
  • 06-29-07-01 Rothbury, MI - Electric Forest
  • 07-13 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue #
  • 07-14 Chicago, IL - TBA
  • 07-17 Boston, MA - House of Blues #
  • 07-21 Philadelphia, PA - The Electric Factory #
  • 07-22 Brooklyn, NY - Fixed x Dog and Pony at Dekalb Market

  • * with Glass Candy
  • # with Hot Chip