After an outstanding week of announcing the 10-year anniversary Chroma tour and vinyl, Cartel is thrilled to be partnering with AbsolutePunk for a unique video series. Over the next couple of weeks Cartel will be releasing a slew of stripped down versions of their favorite songs off the album. Today, fans can check out the exciting video for “If I Fail” with commentary from Kenneth Mount. Mount was instrumental in crafting this song with the band during the recording process. View “If I Fail” here: http://apdot.net/192Nzw8
Cartel’s highly-anticipated 10 Year Anniversary Chroma tour is officially on sale for the general public at CartelChroma.com. The band announced last week they will be joined by Hit The Lights (East Coast only), TEAM*, and Driver Friendly officially kicking off April 9th in Minneapolis, MN at Mill City Nights. Pre-sale for the tour was a hit selling out in Chicago, Detroit, Columbus, and Los Angeles within minutes (additional tickets have been released to the public and are available now). In addition, the band announced their long-awaited band-approved edition of Chroma on vinyl via Field Day Records (also on sale now at CartelChroma.com). The official release features include 180g double vinyl, a first pressing of white vinyl, and a gate fold in die-cast slip. Only 1000 copies were made for the initial pressing.
The September 2005 pop punk debut album (produced/engineered by Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount)powered by the melodic hits of “Say Anything (Else)” and “Honestly” catapulted Cartel’s career in the music world. In its first week of release,it sold over 3,000 copies, debuted #1 on Soundscan’s Alternative New Artist Charts, and hit #2 on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart. The band grew in popularity earning them a deal with Epic Records and tours with New Found Glory, The Early November and Hit The Lights. Chroma was re-released in June 2006 which included new artwork and a 3-song live EP entitled Live Dudes with an updated version of “Save Us,” featuring the entire band backing Pugh on piano. Chroma has sold over 250,000 copies since its release.