The WOW Files: ITALIANS DO IT BETTER Release New Album “After Dark 2” And It’s Ridiculously Amazing

by • May 17, 2013 • MusicComments (0)1906

ITALIANS DO IT BETTER just released their highly anticipated follow-up to their 2007 Italo-disco cult classic After Dark, and it’s beyond great.  After Dark 2 was released today and I haven’t even finished listening to the entire album and I’m already in love with it.  The 16-track compilation features new music from CHROMATICS, Glass Candy, Desire, and a host of other Johnny Jewel-related projects.  As Johnny Jewel recently pointed out to DUMMY, “Let’s Kiss” was written the same week as Desire’s “Under Your Spell” in November 2008: “After a bizarre & beautiful twist of fate, I walked into a remote bar in Montreal where I met the love of my life.  The next morning Ida & I had to leave.  We flew to France for a handful of sweaty club shows.  On the train out of Paris, I realized my whole world had been permanently turned upside down.  The rain was crashing against the windows and I decided I wanted to make a record that felt like that moment frozen in time. ‘For Ever Ever’.  That’s when ‘After Dark 2’ was born.”  Johnny Jewel also noted: “The last five years have been a blur of art & parties.  This record represents the people we’ve connected with along the way — in Moscow, in Mexico, in Barcelona, in London, in Portland, in Montreal, in Melbourne, in Houston, in Berlin, in Beijing, in Los Angeles, in Dublin, in Athens.  I am so excited to finally be sharing it with you.”  You seriously need to grab your own copy of After Dark 2 via iTunes, and be sure to follow the ITALIANS DO IT BETTER label on Facebook, their BLOG, and their STORE.  You can also follow producer extraordinaire Johnny Jewel on Soundcloud.

SEE ALSO: Johnny Jewel’s CHROMATICS Release 35-Minute Mix Of Unreleased Material
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AfterDark2Sources: DUMMY, Consequence Of Sound, and Silent Shout

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