Posts tagged "Small Black"

Stream Small Black’s Luxe, Synth-Popped ‘Real People’ EP

Brooklyn's Small Black really hit their stride with last year's Limits of Desire, an album that deftly expanded their warm, synth-fed sound into a…
By: Chris Martins / March 24, 2014

Small Black Kill Summer Dead With Genuinely ‘Breathless’ Video

If Small Black's recent tour diary for SPIN taught us one thing, it's that America is a strange and photogenic place. If "Two-Lane Blacktop"…
By: Chris Martins / September 25, 2013

Two-Lane Blacktop: A Small Black Tour Diary

Small Black's latest LP is entitled Limits of Desire, but the band's curiosity, anyway, knows no bounds. The Brooklyn-bred quartet just returned from a month-long…
By: Paula Mejia / July 12, 2013

Small Black Soundtrack a Fiery One-Day Stand in ‘No Stranger’ Video

Speaking to SPIN, Small Black frontman Josh Kolenik described the Brooklyn foursome's second album, Limits of Desire, as "more powerful, more confident" tha…
By: Kyle McGovern / June 18, 2013

Hear Small Black’s Liberating ‘Free at Dawn,’ an Epic Answer to Chillwave’s Past

Chillwavers have aged better than most progenitors of hashtaggable micro-genres, and Small Black are no exception. Their 2010 debut Small Chain was a little late…
By: Chris Martins / March 1, 2013

Small Black Strip Down on ‘Minimal’ New Album ‘Limits of Desire’

After three years and as many releases trading in lo-fi, Casio-constructed synth-pop, the four members of Brooklyn's Small Black decided it was time for a…
By: Colin Joyce / February 22, 2013

Small Black, ‘Moon Killer’ (Self-Released)

When chillwave crested, this Long Island foursome seemed fairly likely to sink. Their sound was more washed-out than Washed Out -- a pleasantly textured melodic…
By: Chris Martins / November 11, 2011

First Spin: Small Black’s Nicki Minaj-Sampling Mixtape Cut ‘Love’s Not Enough’

This Friday, Brooklyn electro (some ding-dongs would say "chillwave") smoothies Small Black will drop Moon Killer, their first official mixtape. It's a release…
By: David Bevan / November 9, 2011

Hear Das Racist’s Heems Guest on Small Black’s New Mixtape

On November 11th, Brooklyn chillwave cadets Small Black will release Moon Killer, a free mixtape whose moody, rain-spackled first listen, "Two Rivers," feature…
By: SPIN Staff / October 10, 2011

Small Black, ‘New Chain’ (Jagjaguar)

Last year's self-titled EP from this Brooklyn quartet, then a duo, was poignant, lo-fi synth-pop sung by a wisp of a guy already worrying what…
By: Marc Hogan / October 4, 2010