Three members of Chromatics have announced the band’s breakup. Vocalist Ruth Radelet, guitarist Adam Miller, and drummer Nat Walker have all signed a statement that was shared on Radalet and Miller’s Instagram accounts.
“After a long period of reflection, the three of us have made the difficult decision to end Chromatics,” their joint statement reads. “We would like to thank all of our fans and the friends we have made along the way – we are eternally grateful for your love and support. This has been a truly unforgettable chapter in our lives, and we couldn’t have done it without you. We are very excited for the future, and look forward to sharing our new projects with you soon.”
Johnny Jewel, who has toured with the group, produced several of their recordings, and owns Chromatics’ longtime record label, Italians Do It Better, is notably not mentioned in the announcement. In a statement to Stereogum, a representative for Jewel said, “Johnny is extremely proud of his work with the project over the years and he’ll continue making music and supporting great art and artists through his label Italians Do It Better.”
Chromatics formed in Portland, Oregon in 2001, releasing their debut album Chrome Rats vs Basement Rutz in 2003. Their most recent album, Closer To Grey, came out in 2019. Though the band shared a few new singles last year, their much-anticipated record Dear Tommy, which was first announced in 2014, has yet to be released.
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