Business Casual is the third studio album by Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo, released on September 14, 2010 by Last Gang Records and Turbo Recordings. The album is Chromeo's major-label debut, following the duo's signing to Atlantic Records. Four singles were released from the album: "Night by Night", "Don't Turn the Lights On", "Hot Mess", and "When the Night Falls".
Business Casual (CD, Album). Atlantic Recording Corporation. Business Casual (CD, Album). Back Yard Recordings, Turbo.
Hot Mess" served as the album's third single An alternative version of the song featuring Elly Jackson of La Roux was released in the United Kingdom on February 7, 2011, while the original album version was released in the United States on February 15 and in Canada on March 1 The accompanying video, directed by Jérémie Rozan, was shot in Dumbo, Brooklyn.
Business Casual, Chromeo's third full-length, cements them as true scholars of squelchy chart pop. It's as if they spent three years inhaling the entire repertoire of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis before putting that knowledge to action. The record is their first on Atlantic, and they've put that major label money to good use: This sounds expensive and studio-finessed, a facet no doubt aided by Cassius member Philipe Zdar's mixing skills
Business Casual by Chromeo, released 20 September 2010 1. Hot Mess 2. I'm Not Contagious 3. Night By Night 4. Don't Turn The Lights On 5. You Make It Rough 6. When The Night Falls 7. Don't Walk Away 8. J'ai Claqué La Porte 9. The Right Type 10. Grow U. Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Purchasable with gift card.
Chromeo's latest release, Business Casual, takes a sophisticated approach to the duo's glossy sound, with earnest pop ballads coexisting alongside the club bangers. The new album maintains the solid electro-funk foundation for which the duo is known, but it stretches the scope of Chromeo's instrumentation by weaving in richer guitars and spicier synths. Some of the subtleties may surprise fans, particularly in the French lament "J'ai Claque la Porte," in which Dave 1 fingerpicks an acoustic guitar among the drum machines. Still, the opening track is called "Hot Mess" - this is a lighthearted record, with Chromeo getting the party going with glitzy up-tempo numbers like "When the Night Falls" and "I'm Not.
If it didn’t capture the fun of ‘80s pop, it just wouldn’t be Chromeo. And for their third album, Pee Thug and Dave One are as campy and faithful to their roots as humanly (and robotically) possible