Chrome Sparks signs with Counter Records

Chrome Sparks has announced, that he has signed with Counter Records, alongside an extensive North American tour this autumn

Having spent the past several months working on a debut album in a cabin in upstate New York, and a number of tour dates around the globe, the artist known as Chrome Sparks has announced his signing to Counter Records (a Ninja Tune imprint) alongside an extensive North American tour this autumn. In addition to a run of headline dates in September and October, Chrome Sparks will appear at a number of summer festivals (Mamby On the Beach, Pemberton, Time, III Points) and support Flume at both his Red Rocks and New York dates in August.

Asked to describe Chrome Sparks shows, he says:

“I need instruments; I need oscillators; I need someone flailing around, sticks in hand, trying to destroy a few drums. With the help of my percussive friend, Bill DeLelles, and pre programmed MIDI patterns that are sent to a variety of analog synths and samplers, I’m able to play some of the instruments while the others play themselves. Each instrument’s audio is run back through my laptop, allowing me to loop different parts and build on songs organically. I believe this process creates an effect that’s palpable for the audience, a balance that is simultaneously delicate and extremely powerful.”

Chrome Sparks has released three EPs via Future Classic (including the track “Moonraker”), remixed Chet Faker, Porter Robinson, Fred Falke and Blackbird Blackbird among others. On joining the Counter Records roster, which includes ODESZA, Maribou State, Conner Youngblood, Andreya Triana, he says:

“I’m thrilled to announce that I will be joining the Ninja Tune / Counter Records family. It’s an honor to be part of such a groundbreaking and storied roster that has fostered my love of music and consistently blown my mind throughout my life.”

July 3 – Mamby On the Beach – Chicago, IL
July 14-17 – Pemberton Music Festival – Pemberton, BC
August 6 – Time Festival – Toronto, ON
August 18 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO (w/ Flume)
August 19 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
August 25 – Express Live! – Columbus, OH
August 26 – Spirit Hall – Pittsburgh, PA
August 27 – Forest Hills Stadium – Forest Hills, NY (w/ Flume)
September 10 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
September 12 – Theatre Fairmount – Montreal, QC
September 14 – The Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI
September 16 – Rose Music Hall – Columbia, MO
September 17 – The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
September 18 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
September 20 – Reef – Boise, ID
September 22 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
September 23 – Holocene – Portland, OR
September 24 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
September 25 – The Catalyst Club – Santa Cruz, CA
September 27 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
September 28 – The Irenic – San Diego, CA
September 29 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
September 30 – Sister – Albuquerque, NM
October 1 – Empire Control Room – Austin, TX
October 3 – Three Links – Dallas, TX
October 4 – Hi-Ho Lounge – New Orleans, LA
October 5 – The Social – Orlando, FL
October 7 – III Points Festival – Miami, FL
October 8 – Crowbar – Tampa, FL
October 10 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
October 11 – Neighborhood Theater – Charlotte, NC
October 12 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
October 13 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
October 15 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY