With the tour schedule in place to end 2011 I wanted to know what was in store for the band in 2012 “The next Chromeo album is going to be 10 times doper than anything we’ve ever done” With that quote I needed to get a time frame for it’s release. “I don’t wanna rush it you know? I can tell you that the start of 2012 P & I will be back in the studio writing. Working on it. Getting the songs ready. We have to produce it first. Record it. Listen to it. THEN decide if it is good enough to be the new Chromeo. Then and only then do we incorporate it into the live shows. So I think this next tour here in the fall will feature some new stuff that will be out on the new album.”
“With our music and they way we release it, like it comes out on the internet first. The blogs jump all over it and by the time we get into your city or whatever it is already a mini hit.” If you bought the Deluxe Edition of their latest album Business Casual then you were treated to some remixes of the song Night By Night. They song was released shortly after it was recorded and Dave & P-Thugg invited DJs and producers to make their own version of the song. The guys picked a few they liked and put them on the album. “We aren’t just embracing this new blog music culture, it is a part of who we are.Out identity as Chromeo is built on that.”
I had to take a moment to ask Dave about his style. “It’s tough with fashion stuff, you know? I don’t want to come on here and brag about it. I don’t find that classy. You’ll never catch me on an interview or on a blog being like ‘I’m about to hit the such n such boutique. SWAG’. That kinda stuff is corny. Fashion is a part of who you are. It’s a part of what you like. it can be a part of your little aesthetic ritual. But you don’t have to flaunt it if you wear it well.”
Near the end of the interview i got a bit nostalgic with Dave “I remember how I found out about Chromeo. I was walking around Vancouver & I saw the poster for your show back when you had the cover from Fancy Footwork with the light up legs as the promo material.” *laughs* “That confirms all my theories that a good album cover can sell a new band to people. I want fans to look at Chromeo as a lifetime band. A band that keeps providing a funky soundtrack for 5, 8 10 years and on”. I know the duo will be providing my soundtrack for more years to come now, and I find it hard to believe you if you tell me they won’t for you. Now stand up and show me your fancy footwork.