It’s a warm sunny day here in Indiana. Spring is in full-effect. Perfect weather for rolling the windows down and crankin’ some Small Black to soundtrack your drive time. Like they read our mind, Daytrotter delivers us a new session with Small Black. Check it out HERE.
Check out the new video above for Small Black’s “Photojournalist” from their latest album New Chain. While filming the video, Small Black and director Yoonha Park, played with the idea of photo vs. memory. The band and director spent a full day shooting with one actress and followed up a few weeks later with a different actress, attempting to recreate the exact same shoot from memory without referring to the earlier footage.
In other news, Small Black is heading to South By Southwest this year, and will be playing dates with Cults, Sun Airway, and Toro Y Moi on their way to the festival. Check out the full tour dates after the jump.
Small Black’s Ryan Heyner and Josh Kolenik talk shop with Dirty Laundry TV’s Karrie K over some suds and fabric softener. Check out the interview above. You can also enter to win a vinyl copy of Small Black’s New Chain and a CD copy of their self-titled EP over at the Dirty Laundry website HERE. Small Black perform live at the Bardot Miami in Miami, FL this Saturday w/ Daniel Willis.
Years ago when I saw my first Takeaway Show video of Arcade Fire performing in an elevator I was utterly shocked and amazed. It took the concept of the music video to a whole new level, and it quickly ushered in a new paradigm for Internet music videos. Since then many have sought to capture the intimacy, artistry, and spontaneity of the Takeaway Show produced, unfortunately most have fallen short. Today I was made a believer again.
This morning Gothamist in partnership with the team at Foglight Films released a series of two videos recorded with Small Black at the abandoned building at 5 Beekman street, a building that has taken on legendary proportions in recent years in New York. Shot in the building’s five-story open air atrium caped by a gorgeous glass dome, the setting for this shoot is both mysterious and magical, not to mention acoustically mesmerizing. Filling this amazing space with sound, Small Black perform a perfectly stripped down version of “Camouflage” before retreating into the building’s interior to perform “Light Curse” while sitting in the round. View the first video above and check out the second after the jump.
Check out the above video of Small Black performing “Goons” from their new album New Chain courtesy of Fader Magazine. Shot in intimate environs, “Goons” still sounds massive. Head on over to Fader’s Website to see additional videos of Small Black performing “Photojournalist” and “Camouflage.” And if you haven’t seen it already, you can catch a special POV video shoot with Small Black performing at CMJ where you can pick from six different camera angles. You can find that video right HERE.