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Chromeo Stopped By Barstool HQ For A Backstage Interview Before A Surprise Pop Up Performance In NYC Last Week

The Funklordz themselves, Chromeo, straight out of Montreal have become your favorite artist's favorite artists over the past 20 years. 

Don't believe me? 

John Oates and Daryl Hall (aka Hall and Oates, ever heard of 'em?) reached out to them a few years back because they were such fans, and Daryl ended up having them perform with them live, and on his tv show "Live from Daryl's House". (D1 tells the story in our interview).

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Here's the pudding proof

Their new album, their sixth studio album, Adult Contemporary, dropped last Friday, 2/16. It marks a return to the duo’s original formula: Dave 1 (Dave Macklovitch) and P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel) wrote, produced, performed, and arranged every single song, honing in on the intimacy of their relationship (they've talked every day for 30 years). Adult Contemporary is their most musically expansive, lyrically focused, sonically polished, and, above all, their most honest record to date, exploring what it means to be funky in your 30s and 40s. Themes of commitment, monogamy, attachment issues, sleepless nights, abstinence, etc. (As I pointed out in the interview, there's even mention of curling irons on this album). 

Adult Contemporary’s only collaborations are a deliberate nod to the duo’s early days: the album is mixed by 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 of the band for over 15 years. (And who they brought out as a surprise guest at Coachella last year)

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In celebration of the new LP, the duo will embark on an extensive North American co-headline tour with The Midnight this fall, plus an international headline run this spring. The dates follow Chromeo's first headline run in five years, FUNK YOURSELF (2023), where they debuted the new music and their all-new stage setup designed with Freeka Tet. 

Check the new album out on spotify and apple here -

Dave and Pee's label, Juliet Records, has put out projects from Onyx Collective, Ian Isiah and more. Plus, they've spent the past few years lending their production to outside artists like Omar Apollo, Blu De Tiger and Ric Wilson. 

They were super cool guys and as a fan of theirs for years, this was a great time for me getting to sit and interview them.

Check out the interview and throw us a follow on socials!