On the heels of Small Black's debut full length, New Chain, comes their 7-inch for "Photojournalist", featuring a cover of Best Coast's "Sun Was High (So Was I. "Photojournalist" finds the band building on their signature sound of hazy synths, kaleidoscopic melodies, and Josh Kolenik's hushed vocals, by thickly layering hook upon hook over a propulsive drum beat.
On Small Black, Kolenik partnered with Ryan Heyner and spent a winter working his songs and signature, emotive yet low blood pressure delivery into a fuzzy casio keys and beats project that sits at the right place (peering up from under lo-fi murk and washed out production), at the right time. There's a torrent of artists trading and treading in the same vein, and having been awesomely remixed by the most appropriately named of the class, Washed Out, will help trend piece writers locate them some more. But Small Black have the benefit of a versatile songwriter, which helps makes them one.
With Bad Lover and an eponymous EP, Small Black introduced themselves as the new project from the men behind Class Of 2006 local natives Slowlands. Since then, the band’s gone on a press-positive tour with (along with performing as backing band for) Washed Out, ushered in another affiliated project into our consciousness with the promising Psychobuildings, and signed to indie juggernaut Jagjaguwar
Album Photojournalist, Sun Was High (So Was I). Sun Was High (So Was I) Lyrics. I went for a walk Watched the cars go by The sun was high I thought of you I thought of you.
The ideas were there and the heart was there, so songs that you thought you'd forget in a month or two wormed their way directly into your ear canal and it became less about wondering when they were going to get an actual recording budget and be on an actual label and more about what would happen when they stepped their songwriting. up just a little more
Photojournalist, Sun Was High from small black (2010) (7''). Mit,Photojournalist' bauen SMALL BLACK auf ihrem typischen Sound aus verschwurbelten Synthies, kaleidoskopischen Melodien und dem leisen Gesang von Josh Kolenik auf und schichten unter dem Einfluss eines treibenden Drumbeats Hook auf Hook. Im Windschatten des Debütalbums 'New Chain' folgt hier die 7'' zu 'Photojournalist' von SMALL BLACK, die überdies noch mit einem Cover von BEST COASTs Liebeshymne,Sun Was High (So. Was I)' aufwarten.
Request an album send to friend. Small Black EP (2010). Photojournalist (Single) (2010). Despicable Dogs (Single) (2009).
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