New York synthpoppers Small Black will release their new EP Real People next week, and the title track, like first single “Lines Of Latitude,” has backing vocals from fellow starry-eyed synthpopper Frankie Rose. The new “Real People” video, from director Nick Bentgen, doesn’t have any particular story, or at least it doesn’t have one that I can follow, but it’s heavy on ’80s B-movie aliens-are-among-us iconography. The clip is beautifully photographed, with atmosphere for days. And if it turned out that it was nothing but out-of-context clips from a European thriller, I would absolutely watch that movie. Check it out below.
Real People is out 4/1 on Jagjaguwar.