Chrome Sparks, aka. Jeremy Malvin has announced the release of his latest EP Goddess. Set for release on April 22nd on Future Classic, the album finds Jeremy mining the depths of bass music, synth pop, ambient hip-hop, and everything in between. To mark the announcement of the release, Chrome Sparks has made the record's title track, "Goddess,". Malvin and his band also begin their latest North American tour tonight in Ann Arbor. The tour takes Chrome Sparks through the West Coast, South, and East Coast, with a stop at Coachella. Full tour dates above.
Built off the success of Sparks, Jeremy's debut EP for Future Classic, Goddess is Chrome Sparks' most complete statement to date, a refined and matured take on his previous work. Opener "The Meaning of Love" builds and swirls around a wordless vocal sample, pitched and manipulated to blend in with the surrounding melodies. "Star Step" ebbs and flows, with the song's synth melody rooted firmly in Chrome Sparks' typically intricate and ornate percussion. The track segues into companion tracks "Enter the Chrome Forest" and "Lost In the Chrome Forest," two cavernous songs that play with the space of the mix as much as they do the song's melody. "ZzzzzZ" recalls the West Coast beat scene style hip-hop purveyed by the likes of Teebs and Salva. The EP culminates in the EP's triumpnant title track and closer "Goddess."
Inspired by a background in classical percussion and an obsession with synthesizers, Jeremy Malvin creates music under the name Chrome Sparks. A Pittsburgh native who now resides in Brooklyn, Jeremy cut his teeth playing in Stepdad, Miniature Tigers, and Rich Aucoin. Jeremy kicked off his solo project Chrome Sparks in mid-2012 with the track "Marijuana," a thumping, fluttering piece of synth-centered bass music that unexpectedly set the internet alight. Following a series of informal bandcamp releases, Chrome Sparks released his first official EP Sparks on Future Classic in 2013. Jeremy currently resides in Brooklyn, where he spends his time working on music in his bedroom, often only leaving it to play DJ sets.
Chrome Sparks On Tour Now, Playing Coachella This Spring
Chrome Sparks Tour Dates
4/2: Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
4/5: Denver, CO @ Snowball
4/7: Salt Lake, UT @ Urban Lounge
4/10: Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
4/11: San Francisco, CA @ 1015 Folsom
4/13: Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/15: Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg
4/16: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
4/18: Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
4/19: El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
4/22: San Antonio TX @ Jack's Bar
4/23: Austin, TX @ The Parish
4/26: New Orleans, LA @ GASA GASA
4/27: Kingston Downs, GA @ Counterpoint Music Festival
4/30: Washington, CA @ Dc9
5/2: New York, NY @ Baby's All Right
7/18: Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
Photo Credit: David Dorsal
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