This summer, the New York/Montreal-based duo Chromeo have dancefloors, funk fanatics, and a growing following of die-hard fans primed for another round of hits with the release of Business Casual, out Aug. 17 on Atlantic Records.
In the sincere tradition of '70s and '80s oft-overlooked pop progenitors such as Hall & Oates, Zapp, and Rick James, the follow-up to 2007's album Fancy Footwork leads the way for the future of sentimental-yet-intelligent electronic pop music. Mixed by longtime Chromeo collaborator Phillipe Zdar and featuring artwork by the multifaceted Paris design collective Surface 2 Air, Business Casual marks a continuation of the fierce funk jams that Chromeo do best - as well as a new sophisticated, mature direction with more lovers' ballads woven into the mix.
The pair will also hit the road this July and August on a full 23-date U.S. tour, including festival appearances at Lollapalooza and most notably a joint performance with Daryl Hall at this year's Bonnaroo Festival June 11. A full list of tour dates will be announced next month. Until then, be sure to check Chromeo's recently launched blog for frequent updates, exclusive material, clever wit, and more.
Watch an exclusive preview of Chromeo at work on Business Casual at The Fader.
*Photo by Angela Boatwright