Gracing the cover of Brooklyn band Small Black's new record, a mysterious woman walks alone on the dunes at dusk, amid pockmarked sand. She's the subject of a found photo, one of many rescued with the warmth of a blow dryer and a fireplace, by singer Josh Hayden Kolenik after Hurricane Sandy flooded his family's Long Island home. The faded image offers clues and invites viewers to construct their own narrative, one that escapes even the picture's taker, Kolenik's father.

Happy Release Day // Small Black’s ‘Limits of Desire’ Out Now

Happy release day!! Small Black’s Limits of Desire is now available at iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution, and your local record store. Better go ahead and get your copy! Then check out the beautiful “Free At Dawn” video – posted below.

Small Black played their first show of the season last Friday at the opening reception for their Limits of Desire art show. You can check out photos from the gallery HERE. The band starts their full tour at the end of May. You’ll find the full list of dates and ticket links HERE.

ALBUM STREAM // Small Black’s ‘Limits of Desire’ Playing at Pitchfork, Tour Starts Friday

Small Black’s new record, Limits of Desire, is ready for your ears. Pitchfork Advance has the exclusive album stream with all ten songs just waiting to enter the world. Head there now.

There’s no question of liking the album. You’re going to love it. When you discover that feeling, head to SC Distribution, iTunes or Amazon for your very own copy of Limits of Desire, out officially next Tuesday!

Small Black Announce LIMITS OF DESIRE Art Show

Small Black are all set to host an art show exploring the themes of their new album, Limits of Desire. As a collaborative event, the show will feature work by 17 artists (full list found below), working in various media. The band paired with Lindsay Aveilhe, an Independent Curator and the Research Associate for the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonnée, to curate the show.

“Inspired by the title track, the exhibition gathers artists whose work confronts or responds to the arbitrary framework of wants or desires upon which we exist, as well as the ways in which that framework can be restricting. For these artists, the limits of desire are manifest in their artistic process, in their relationship with materials and in their treatment of content.” – Lindsay Aveilhe

LIMITS OF DESIRE will take place at Dunham Gallery with an opening reception held Friday, May 10 from 7:00 – 10:00pm. Small Black plan to DJ the after-party from 10-11pm. Join the Facebook event for additional details. See you there.

Artists featured in LIMITS OF DESIRE:
Morgan Blair (created the art for the band’s first two albums)
Dan Baker (runs intricate lights shows for the band’s live performances)
Agnes Thor (frequently photographed the band)
Scarlett Hooft Graafland (created the striking cover image for Limits of Desire)
Roman Liška
Ethan Cook
Adam Kremer
Peter Rostovsky
Jen Schwarting
Lauren Luloff
Jess Fuller
Joe Baptista
Kim Hoeckele
Borden Capalino
Ian Swanson
Anna K. Miller
Austin Nelson

WATCH // Small Black New Premiere Video for “Free At Dawn,” Pre-Order ‘Limits Of Desire’ Now at SCD, iTunes & Amazon

Happy Monday. Small Black are bringing this week in with a brand new video for their song “Free At Dawn.” Premiering along with an exclusive interview at Interview Magazine, the video was directed by Yoonha Park and inspired by Hollis Frampton’s experimental 1970’s film Zorns Lemma. “Free At Dawn” stands as an ode to Brooklyn, capturing beautiful shots of the city and all on 16mm film.
Watch above.

Small Black’s Limits of Desire is officially out on May 14, but you can pre-order the album now! Head to SC Distribution for the deluxe bundle (pictured below), which includes: the album on both CD and limited-edition white vinyl, 12×12″ print with artist portraits (for the first 200 orders), 17×22″ glossy poster and a digital download code redeemable April 30. The record is also available at iTunes and Amazon!

Boys Life by Small Black

Real People by Small Black

Breathless by Small Black

No Stranger by Small Black

Free At Dawn by Small Black

Photojournalist by Small Black

Despicable Dogs by Small Black

Bad Lover by Small Black

Back At Belle's by Small Black
No One Wants It To Happen To You by Small Black
Boys Life by Small Black
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
Free At Dawn by Small Black
Despicable Dogs by Small Black
Search Party by Small Black
Photojournalist by Small Black

Richmond, VA - Strange Matter  w/ Painted Palms

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New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa  w/ Painted Palms

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San Antonio, TX - 502 Bar  w/ Painted Palms

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