Published May 07, 2012Aspiring remixers take note: moody Portland unit Chromatics have just offered up a free drumless version of their recent Kill for Love LP for you to fudge with. You can grab the 11-song version of the album over here.
Band mastermind Johnny Jewel spoke with Pitchfork about the project, noting that certain songs off the 17-song, 90-minute original were drumless to begin with, so that explains the disparity between the two tracklists.
"It's all the pop songs without drums," he said. "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."
The possibility of even more alternate editions of the LP exist, as Jewel noted he also prepped an instrumental version for reference.
"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."
Chromatics will also be heading out to tour Mexico, Europe and the U.S. this spring/summer, though no Canadian dates have been scheduled. Regardless, you can see those dates down below.
Kill For Love (Drumless):
1. The Page
2. These Streets Will Never Look the Same
4. Kill for Love
5. At Your Door
6. Back From the Grave
7. A Matter of Time
9. The River
10. There's a Light Out on the Horizon
11. Into the Black
5/12 Mexico City, Mexico - Auditorio Blackberry $
5/30 Copenhagen, Denmark - Distortion Festival
5/31 Paris, France - La Gaîté Lyrique
6/2 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
6/4 Dublin, Ireland - Forbidden Fruit Festival
6/6 London, England - Village Underground
6/7 Rome, Italy - TBA
6/8 Milan, Italy - TBA
6/9 Brussels, Belgium - Brussels Film Fest
6/29-7/1 Rothbury, MI - Electric Forest
7/13 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue *
7/14 Chicago, IL - TBA
7/17 Boston, MA - House of Blues *
7/21 Philadelphia, PA - The Electric Factory *
7/22 Brooklyn, NY - Fixed x Dog and Pony at Dekalb Market
$ with Glass Candy
* with Hot Chip