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Cartel's Chroma 10-year anniversary show is streaming on Yahoo!.

Submitted by ibanez966
Jason Tate on 04/20/15 - 12:32 PM
Cartel's upcoming UK shows probably their last.
We wanted to mention that while planning this year of Chroma shows, we decided that there is likely not much international touring in the cards left for the band, and these will be the bandís last UK shows. Though we would love to keep traveling the world and playing shows, itís a wildly expensive endeavor to cart ourselves and our gear around the world, and we arenít really banging out new tunes left and right which would necessitate us promoting it worldwide. While all this may be a bummer, thatís not to say the band is over by any means, we will still play shows in the US. Weíre very grateful and excited that we get another shot at...
Jason Tate on 04/20/15 - 12:14 PM
Cartel stated at the Chicago date of the Chroma tour that "Honestly" had just gone gold and that they will be selling a gold 7" in August with the song and an acoustic version. Congratulations to the band!

Submitted by uofmhockey07
Jason Tate on 04/14/15 - 03:05 PM
Some video clips from Cartel's first show of the Chroma tour last night in Minneapolis can be found in the replies.

Submitted by mikeyystyles
Jason Tate on 04/13/15 - 12:27 PM
Due to industry wide vinyl delays, Cartel's Chroma will be delayed.
While we were hoping that this would be only a minor setback and that we would still have the records in time for the beginning of the Chroma tour, due to Record Store Day forcing record plants around the US (and the world) into operating beyond maximum capacity, we are now being told that our records wonít be getting sent out to us until mid-May at this point. We asked if there is ANY way for us to get the records before then, even if that meant paying extra out of our pockets, but weíve been told there is no way to speed this up. We are extremely disappointed, but since it is something that is out of our control, we...
Jason Tate on 04/03/15 - 11:48 AM
Update: Huge thank you to the band and everyone for hanging out. The chat has now ended.

We'd like to welcome our longtime friends Cartel to the website today to chat. The band recently released a bunch of acoustic versions from Chroma and will be heading out on tour very soon. Hit the replies to chat with the guys about their upcoming tour, plans for the future, and things like that. They'll have blue names and sassy personalities.
Jason Tate on 04/02/15 - 11:18 AM
Quick reminder that Cartel will be chatting on this website on April 2nd at 4pm PST.
Jason Tate on 03/31/15 - 11:13 AM
Cartel will be chatting on this website on April 2nd at 4pm PST. Set your calendars and reminders accordingly.
Jason Tate on 03/11/15 - 11:56 AM
Today is the day we wrap up our exclusive video series with Cartel performing acoustic tracks from Chroma. If you hit the replies you can find the band performing "Honestly," and if you missed any of the other videos I highly recommend checking them out. The band also recorded some songs from their other albums during these sessions and I've heard those will be released, along with this series, in some fashion for purchase in the near future. Don't forget that the band are heading out on a tour to support the 10 year anniversary of this album and you should probably make sure you grab it on vinyl as well.
Jason Tate on 03/09/15 - 01:04 PM
I mean, I know it's not Brand New finally putting Deja back on vinyl ... but I think that Cartel's acoustic session videos have been making Monday tolerable for the past few weeks. Today we've got a special performance of "Runaway" that the band knocks out of the park. You can find that in the replies. I think it's a testament to just how great these songs are that they translate this well once stripped down. Don't forget that the band are heading out on a tour to support the 10 year anniversary of this album and you should probably make sure you grab it on vinyl as well.
Jason Tate on 03/02/15 - 12:12 PM
I've long had an obsession with "track ones" on an album. There's just something about setting the stage for an entire experience that has always captivated me. If you blow track one, it's sometimes impossible to recover. I've always felt like Cartel nailed it with "Say Anything (Else)" on Chroma, and today we're continuing our series of acoustic sessions with a performance of that very song. Don't forget that the band are heading out on a tour to support the 10 year anniversary of this album and you should probably make sure you grab it on vinyl as well. The video of this pretty damn awesome performance, and the band's upcoming tour dates, can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/23/15 - 11:31 AM
Cartel are going on a Chroma 10 year tour. They're also doing a special vinyl pressing of the album.
Jason Tate on 02/02/15 - 01:01 PM
Cartel are announcing "some Chroma stuff" this week.
Ryan Gardner on 02/02/15 - 07:38 AM
Happy 10 years to Cartel's The Ransom EP. Still one of my favorite EPs.
Jason Tate on 11/20/14 - 01:19 PM
Cartel will be performing Chroma in its entirety at South by So What.
Jason Tate on 10/02/14 - 02:03 PM
Cartel is playing a string of acoustic shows in Austrailia.

Submitted by Jay Evan
Jason Tate on 05/23/14 - 03:29 PM
I've been speaking with Will from Cartel a little bit about the Chroma pressing announced earlier today, and he wanted to make sure to pass on the following message.
Enjoy The Ride Records is well within their rights to release this product. Our intentions on Twitter were to let our fans know that this isn't our release that we have talked about for the last few years and that we did not coordinate any aspect of this particular release. That is NOT to say that ETR put out a bad product. From everything we can ascertain, it appears to be of very high quality and would make a great addition to the Cartel vinyl collection.

ETR did contact us regarding their intentions to put this out...
Jason Tate on 05/13/14 - 10:48 PM
Update #2: Enjoy the Ride says the band was aware of the release in advance.

Update
: Looks like the band didn't approve this release, they knew nothing about it, and they'll be releasing this album on their own as well apparently.


In addition to Reel Big Fish's Turn the Radio Off, Enjoy the Ride Records has released Cartel's Chroma on vinyl for the first time ever. The label's exclusive variant is limited to 500 copies, with another variant coming soon from Hot Topic.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/13/14 - 02:44 PM
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