CHROMEO’S FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM HEAD OVER HEELS OUT TODAY ON BIG BEAT/ATLANTIC

PERFORM “MUST’VE BEEN” WITH DRAM ON “THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT”

CONFIRMS FALL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR, SUMMER DATES KICK OFF TODAY

Head Over Heels, the fifth studio LP from Montreal funk legends Chromeo, is out today on Big Beat/Atlantic Records. Get the album, including “Must’ve Been” featuring DRAM, “Don’t Sleep” feat. French Montana & Stefflon Don, “Bedroom Calling” feat. The-Dream, “Juice” and more here.

The band stopped by “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” this week to perform “Must’ve Been"-- —watch it here.

Furthermore, the band just confirmed Phase 2 of its World Tour, with new North American tour dates this fall (including stops in Chicago, Nashville, Brooklyn and beyond) as well as shows in London, Manchester and Paris. Tickets are on sale Friday, June 22—visit chromeo.net for pre-sales and more info. Funklordz VIP Experiences and meet & greets are available throughout the fall tour, details available here.

Chromeo’s summer dates kick off tonight at New York’s Terminal 5 with a very special album release show at Music Hall of Williamsburg tomorrow and further dates including Red Rocks Amphitheater, Los AngelesHollywood Palladium and sets at all major festivals: Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Electric Forest, Outside Lands and more.

Featuring twelve tracks of funk and R&B history colliding with modern pop songcraft, Head Over Heels showcases Chromeo’s catchiest singles to date; yet it is first and foremost a cohesive body of work, no small feat in today’s ever-expanding playlist universe. Proudly opening their studio door for the first time, Dave 1 and P-Thugg intended Head Over Heels to be a polyphony, a collaborative celebration where their favorite artists’ signature touches could intermingle in Chromeo world. Accordingly, the album’s guestlist nods to superheroes of funk’s past (guitarist Jesse Johnson of The Time, revered session bassist Pino Palladino, Mtume vocalist Tawatha Agee), present (funkadelic lovechild DRAM, R&B auteur The-Dream, post-colonial emcee French Montana) and future (upstart London bad gal Stefflon Don, rising neo-soul star Amber Mark, downtown New York darlings Onyx Collective). Absolute legends Raphael Saadiq and Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins even join the party!

Sounding more confident than ever, Dave 1 stuffs his lyrics with mimosas, Mazda Miatas and miscellaneous romantic misadventures, cementing his signature neurotic spin on the break-ups to make-ups narrative. As evidenced by the album cover, P-Thugg fills pumps of his own, and his synth wizardry weaves a sonic palette far richer than any previous Chromeo release. There’s the moody midnight strut of “One Track Mind,” the deep jazz-funk of “Just Friends” and the Minneapolis-by-way-of-West Coast frenzy of “Count Me Out”. This is also Chromeo’s guitar album if there ever was one: consider the Tattoo You Stones dirt on “Slumming It” and the furious Strat strumming on “Bad Decision”, equal parts Prince and Mother’s Milk era Chili Peppers. All throughout, Head Over Heels is driven by a beating heart that’s realer than any reference or guest appearance, eschewing trends for something truly timeless.

Chromeo is the iconic duo of Montreal natives and high school best friends Dave 1 (David Macklovitch) and P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel). The group rose to prominence with their seminal 2007 release Fancy Footwork, heralding the dawn of the ‘80s electro-funk revival.


For more information, please contact Reid Kutrow or Carla Sacksat Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

For Big Beat/Atlantic Records, please contact Jordan Danielle Frazes.

 

CHROMEO—HEAD OVER HEELS
1. Must’ve Been (featuring DRAM)
2. Don’t Sleep (featuring French Montana and Stefflon Don)
3. One Track Mind 
4. Count Me Out
5. Bad Decision 
6. Right Back Home To You (Interlude)
7. Just Friends (featuring Amber Mark)
8. Juice
9. Slumming It 
10. Bedroom Calling pt. 1
11. Bedroom Calling pt. 2 (featuring The-Dream)
12. Room Service 



CHROMEO LIVE

*with Pomo
†with The Glitch Mob, Elohim
‡with The Glitch Mob, Elohim and Kittens
§with Steven A. Clark


June 15 /// New York, NY /// Terminal 5*
June 16 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Music Hall of Williamsburg
June 16 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Good Room (DJ Set)
June 18 /// Boston, MA /// House of Blues*
June 19 /// Philadelphia, PA /// The Fillmore*
June 21 /// Columbus, OH /// Newport Music Hall*
June 22 /// Royal Oak, MI /// Royal Oak Music Theatre*
June 23 /// Rothbury, MI /// Electric Forest
June 25 /// Minneapolis, MN /// First Avenue*
June 26 /// Kansas City, MO /// CrossroadsKC†
June 28 /// Morrison, CO /// Red Rocks‡
June 30 /// Rothbury, MI /// Electric Forest
July 3 /// Toronto, ON /// Danforth Music Hall*
July 4 /// Toronto, ON /// Danforth Music Hall*
July 5 /// Quebec City /// Festival D’Ete
July 7 /// Ottawa, ON /// Ottawa Blues Fest
July 20 /// Byron Bay, Australia /// Splendour in the Grass
July 21 /// Melbourne, Australia /// Max Watt's House of Music
July 22 /// Sydney, Australia /// The Metro Theatre
August 3 /// Montreal, QC /// Osheaga Music & Arts Festival
August 5 /// Chicago, IL /// Lollapalooza
August 7 /// Ogden, UT /// Ogden Twilight
August 10 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Hollywood Palladium
August 10-12 /// San Francisco, CA /// Outside Lands
August 31-September 2 /// Seattle, WA /// Bumbershoot
September 3 /// Calgary, AB /// The Palace Theatre
September 4 /// Edmonton, AB /// Union Hall
September 6 /// Eugene, OR /// McDonald Theatree
September 7 /// Vancouver, BC /// /// Skookum
September 10 /// Madison, WI Orpheum Theater§
September 12 /// Covington, KY /// Madison Theater§
September 13 /// Cleveland, OH /// Agora Theatre§
September 17 /// Louisville, KY /// Headliners Music Hall§
September 18 /// Memphis, TN /// New Daisy Theatre§
September 19 /// St. Louis, MO /// The Pageant§
September 21 /// New Orleans, LA /// The Joy Theater§
September 22 /// Nashville, TN /// Marathon Music Works§
September 23 /// Millvale, PA /// Mr. Smalls Theatre§
September 25 /// Baltimore, MD /// Ram’s Head Live! §
September 27 /// Asheville, NC /// The Orange Peel§
September 28 /// Charlotte, NC /// The Fillmore§
September 29 /// Norfolk, VA /// The NorVa§
October 1 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Brooklyn Steel§
October 4 /// New Haven, CT /// College Street Music Hall§
October 5 /// Syracuse, NY /// SI Hall at the Fairgrounds§
October 6 /// Portland, ME /// State Theatre§
October 31 /// Manchester, U.K. /// O2 Ritz
November 1 /// London, U.K. /// Printworks
November 2 /// Paris, France /// Pitchfork Music Festival