Chromeo DJ Set & Album Signing
Amoeba San Francisco - February 22nd @ 5:00pm
Chromeo celebrates the release of their new album, Adult Contemporary (out 2/16 via BMG), with a DJ set and album signing at Amoeba SF on Thursday, February 22nd at 5pm! This is a free, all-ages event. Buy Adult Contemporary at Amoeba SF to meet the band and get it signed.
Approaching the 20-year mark of their storied career, Chromeo unveils their sixth studio album, Adult Contemporary, on February 16th. The aptly named LP sees the iconic Canadian duo of Dave 1 (Dave Macklovitch) and P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel) exploring what it means to be funky in your 30s and 40s. As the riotous early 2000s era that propelled them to indie superstardom becomes the stuff of legends, the Funklordz approach this new chapter with their groove intact.
Adult Contemporary marks a return to the duo’s original formula: Dave and P-Thugg wrote, produced, performed, and arranged every single song, honing in on the intimacy of their relationship—they’ve literally spoken every day for the last 30 years! After spending the last couple of years lending their production talents to the likes of Omar Apollo, Blu De Tiger, Ian Isiah, and Onyx Collective, Chromeo locked themselves in their LA and Brooklyn studios, double-breasted suits in tow, and concocted their most musically expansive, lyrically focused, sonically polished and, above all, their most honest record to date.
Across the album’s 14 tracks, Chromeo navigate adult relationships in a contemporary world, traversing themes of commitment (“Lost And Found”), monogamy (“Got It Good”), attachment issues (“CODA”), sleepless nights (“Ballad Of The Insomniacs”), abstinence (“BTS”) and so much more. True to their trademark tone, it’s both unapologetically funny and disarmingly sincere, with nary a trace of irony. Musically, it’s safe to say the Funklordz have entered their sophisticated Steely Dan era, matching their signature synth-work with lush string arrangements, slick horn sections, and live instrumentation throughout. And while this is undoubtedly Chromeo now, Adult Contemporary’s only collaborations are a deliberate nod to the duo’s early days: the album is mixed by New York house legend Morgan Geist (Storm Queen, Metro Area), mastered by French Touch hero Alex Gopher (Phoenix, Air), and its sole feature is La Roux, a close friend the band for over 15 years.
After almost two decades of shiny synths and sharp lyrics, Chromeo have set themselves apart as dedicated scholars of the groove, proving time and again that no one does it quite like them. Across their five LPs, Dave 1 and P-Thugg established an electrofunk sound that has become the lingua franca of pop music. Together, the inseparable friends have toured the world over, perfecting a musical and visual language that is now instantly recognizable—and more refined than ever before.