Chrome Sparks Announces 2016 Tour Dates
For Fans Of: STRFKR, Blue Hawaii, Bear Mountain, Shlohmo, Humans, Giraffage
In support of his recently released EP Parallelism, Chrome Sparks is happy to announce a North American 2016 tour. The dates kick off on January 13 at The Drake in Toronto, ON and conclude February 12 at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, NY. The full tour is listed below and tickets go on sale Friday, November 20. Opening support will be Charles Murdoch.
Parallelism was released on November 13 via Future Classic and previous to that Chrome Sparks made two singles available – “Ride The White Lightning” and “Moonraker” (which was just added to the influential Triple J station in Australia).
“(the single) incorporates field recordings from erstwhile Incan stronghold Machu Picchu (and) it builds with a slow climb through misty ping-pongs and a softly booming bass line, all accented with down-pitch-shifted coos from Aussie musician Karlie Bruce.” Spin on Moonraker
“(an) absolute banger” IndieShuffle on “Moonraker’
“there’s something about Chrome Sparks productions that never cease to fascinate. His hypnotic productions strike the ears in a certain way, evoking a feeling of deep involvement with each beat. ‘Moonraker,’ …has the same effect, using bird samples in the background and a touch of reverb in the right places to result in a multidimensional track.” Dancing Astronaut on “Moonraker”
“Super bouncy smooth jam” Urban Outfitters on “Ride The White Lightening”
“an undeniably dope tune” I Heart Moosiq on “Ride The White Lightening”
Chrome Sparks is the solo project of Jeremy Malvin. Inspired by a background in classical percussion and an obsession with synthesizers, Malvin creates dazed, melodic beat-centric tunes that loosely hang between down-tempo head nodders and up-tempo club bangers. Parallelism was made using sounds from three analog synthesizers, vocal samples from friends, and a tambourine. The Fader has described his music as “form-shifting beats [that] seem to resonate with spaced- out chillers and hyperactive party kids alike.”
In 2012 Malvin released the slow burning, bass heavy single “Marijuana” on a Bandcamp compilation highlighting music from he and his friends in Ann Arbor. It quickly rocketed to #1 on Hype Machine and has since become an internet-stoner anthem.
Malvin followed that with a handful of self released singles and EPs which led to his signing to the taste making Sydney based label Future Classic. Under the label he rereleased the Sparks EP followed by the Goddess EP and most recently previously the single “Mannus & Venus” which came out as part of Future Classic FC x USA BitTorrent bundle.
Chrome Sparks 2016 Tour:
1/13 – Toronto, ON – The Drake
1/14 – Montreal, QC – Newspeak
1/15 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
1/16 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
1/20 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
1/21 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
1/22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
1/23 – San Francisco, CA – Monarch
1/27 – Boston, MA – Middle East
1/28 – Chicago, IL – East Room
1/29 – Miami, FL – Bardot
1/30 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
2/3 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
2/4 – Austin, TX – Control Room
2/5 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theatre**
2/6 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre**
2/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
** supporting Emancipator