September 19, 2013


Chromeo Tap Vampire Weekend, Solange, LCD Soundsystem for New LP

Chelsea Lauren/WireImage
Chelsea Lauren/WireImage

Fact: You can never get enough of Montreal electrofunk duo Chromeo, aka keyboard suaves David Macklovitch (Dave 1) and Patrick Gemayel (P-Thugg). Their videos are sexy-hilarious-mind-blowing. Their songs are so fun and catchy it's unfathomable. Their live shows are a straight-up dance party, always. Their keyboards are propped up on two women's mannequin legs, high heel and all, for cryin' out loud.

So it's excellent news that the dapper dudes have a new album on the way, and it's packed with high-profile guest spots. In a new Reddit AMA [via SPIN], the duo revealed that their upcoming release, called White Women, will feature cameos from the likes of Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, Solange, Toro y Moi and LCD Soundsystem's Pat Mahoney. [Insert whip crack sound].

They also explained the title of the new LP, the follow-up to 2010's geniously-named Business Casual: "We chose the [White Women] title because it's the name of the first [erotic, black-and-white photographer] Helmut Newton book. He's a huge influence on us... you know, the legs, that '80s sexy look. And we thought the title was ballsy, funny, was going to get people thinking. Our music always blurred boundaries between past and present (is it retro? is it modern? is it both?) and now we want to blur boundaries between gender and race as well. Makes sense?"

Sure does. The band previously teased a new track "Over Your Shoulder" in a hilarious, totally Chromeo album trailer, but just dropped the track in full on Soundcloud. Listen and watch below—the trailer is seriously a must-watch, as it shows the duo rallying a sports car with a white girl in the back wearing a wedding dress. The car is pulling a "Just Married" sign, along with numerous instruments that bounce and drag on the road. Watch. It. Now.