Monday, May 27, 2019

The Chromatics w/ Desire, In Mirrors, Tess Roby play Danforth Music Hall, Monday

Johnny Jewel's Chromatics crew, his side project Desire, Jesse Taylor's In Mirrors and Tess Roby hit Toronto tonight. Watch the Time Rider clip below.
In "Time Rider," Johnny Jewel's Chromatics employ the metaphor of a motorcycle as an inter-dimensional bridge between the future and the past. In this dream, the motorcyclist mirrors myths of the grim reaper as Ruth Radelet eerily asks "Can I take your hand? I want to ride with you into the storm."

Chromatics will play their first public concerts in over five years. The last time Chromatics was on stage was for the filming of their Roadhouse appearances in David Lynch's Twin Peaks. This six-week North American tour will be the first time the band performs live with vocalist Ruth Radelet in many of the cities. Onstage, the group will be playing their favorite moments from Night Drive, Kill For Love, Cherry, and Dear Tommy.

Montreal's Desire will be performing in direct support of Chromatics. Frontwoman Megan Louise sings in French and English over Italo disco laced dream pop. Their single "Under Your Spell" made a splash on the silver screen in Nicolas Winding Refn's cult classic Drive alongside label mates Chromatics, Electric Youth, & Kavinsky.

From Vancouver, B.C., Italians Do It Better labelmates In Mirrors open the nights with their hypnotic brand of minimal wave, krautrock, and post punk.

Visually, the entire night features films directed by Johnny Jewel mixed live by video artist Danny Perez (Antibirth, Panda Bear). Bringing a cinematic experience to the concerts, the bands will be blurring the line between stage and screen.

Watch the videos for Chromatics' "Time Rider," Desire's "Tears From Heaven," followed by In Mirrors' "Take Your Movement Away" and Tess Roby's "Given Signs" below.

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