Once You Go Small Black, You Never Go Back


You know that feeling of being blindsided after listening to a band you’ve never heard before? When it scratches an itch you didn’t even know you had? Well, we certainly do.

It happened late last summer when we came across “Despicable Dogs” by Small Black. It became something of a late summer anthem for a few of us here in the Jagjaguwar offices. Soon after hearing the song, we went and picked up the Small Black EP that the band had self released on their own CassClub. Needless to say, we were just as mesmerized with the rest of the EP as we were with “Despicable Dogs.” It didn’t take us long before we got all Veruca Salt and just had to have an Oompa Loompa work with Small Black. Thankfully for us, the band was into that idea as well.

So here we are. A few months later and we’ve officially welcomed Small Black to the Jagjaguwar family. We’ll be releasing a remixed, remastered and expanded version of the Small Black EP that features two new songs, “Kings of Animals” and “Baby Bird Pt. 2,” on April 27th in the US and a day earlier for our UK friends.

We got to see the guys over the weekend at Chuckee Cheese Brooklyn Bowl and here a few photos taken with a phone.

Boys Life by Small Black
No One Wants It To Happen To You by Small Black
Back At Belle's by Small Black
Words by Sharon Van Etten
Druganaut by Black Mountain
Black Mountain (Demo) by Black Mountain
Surrender by Briana Marela
I Don't Want to Let You Down by Sharon Van Etten
Just Like Blood by Sharon Van Etten
Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
Silhouettes by Viet Cong

Boys Life by Small Black

Bunker Buster by Viet Cong

Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Ur Life One Night by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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San Francisco, CA - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Boston, MA - Northeastern University - Centennial commons (Outdoor Quad)

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