Chrome Sparks announces debut album on Counter Records

Chrome Sparks (aka Jeremy Malvin) knows how to make his tracks shine. His forthcoming eponymous debut album via Counter Records (a Ninja Tune imprint), boasts a sparkling sound: a euphony of hip-hop, house and bright-beaming synthwork. On new single ‘Still Think’, the vocoder vocals and saccharine melodies show a predilection for straight-for-the-jugular songwriting. But there’s also a lush texture and intricacy to the synths and arpeggios which underpin the track, hinting at the studio gear – in particular, a trusty Moog synth – which was a vital part of how he made the record.

The album is the product of an obsessive approach to production as much it is about a restless hunt for new ideas over several years spent between Malvin’s Navy Yard, Brooklyn studio and a secluded cabin in upstate New York. He spent a month there to escape the distractions of the city, and to distill his process during what became an intensive period of creativity. A far cry from supporting Diplo’s Major Lazer at the recent Mad Decent Block Party in Islamabad (Pakistan). He’s played sold out shows throughout North America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia, with a co-headline North American tour lined up with Machinedrum, worldwide dates are sure to follow. Due out on April 13th, his debut long-player arrives after a series of much-tipped singles and EPs on Future Classic (Flume, Chet Faker).

Stream Chrome Sparks’ new single ‘Still Think’ below

USA Tour Dates:
03/20/18 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA – US
03/21/18 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC – US
03/22/18 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA – US
03/24/18 – The Social – Orlando, FL – US
03/27/18 – Hi Ho Lounge – New Orleans, LA – US
03/29/18 – Walter’s Downtown – Houston, TX – US
03/30/18 – Deep Ellum – Dallas, TX – US
03/31/18 – Empire Control Room & Garage – Austin, TX – US
04/04/18 – Meow Wolf – Santa Fe, NM – US
04/05/18 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ – US
04/06/18 – Voodoo Room @ House of Blues San Diego – San Diego, CA – US
04/07/18 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA – US
04/11/18 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA – US
04/12/18 – SOhO Music Club – Santa Barbara, CA – US
04/14/18 – Star Theater – Portland, OR – US
04/15/18 – Neumos – Seattle, WA – US
04/18/18 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO – US
04/19/18 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE – US
04/20/18 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL – US
04/21/18 – The Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI – US
04/25/18 – Coda – Philadelphia, PA – US
04/26/18 – Elsewhere – Brooklyn, NY – US
04/27/18 – Theatre Fairmount – Montreal, QC – CA
04/28/18 – The Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON – CA

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(Image credit: Tonje Thilesen)

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