Chroma is Cartel's first full length album. In its first week of release it sold over 3,000 copies becoming record labelThe Militia Group's most successful new artist release. The hit single Honestly launched the album to the charts including the #1 debut on Soundscan's Alternative New Artist Charts. The album also made it to the top 20 in over 50 independent record store's sales charts. The band's second single, "Say Anything (Else)", was featured in Madden NFL '07. The last song, "A", references lyrics in several songs on the album.
The band re-released this album on June 13, 2006 under Epic Records. The re-release included new artwork, access to their online fan club, a three song live EP entitled Live Dudes, and an updated version of "Save Us", featuring the entire band backing Pugh on piano. The album has sold over 250,000 copies since its release.