Small Black PR 2010

We brought you a Progress Report on Small Black, and “Photojournalist,” the first taste from the band’s upcoming debut LP. “Search Party” doesn’t have the same “filter haze” as “Photojournalist” — it’s really just on the vocals and the wobbly background keyboard on the chorus — but it means the hooks are remarkably clear and upfront. One of the rules they made for New Chain was not to use any guitars. That constraint pushed their creativity — I really like how different all the synth textures are. Some of them even sound like guitars! Listen:

New Chain is out 10/26 via Jagjaguwar. They’re going on a massive tour to support the record:

10/21 – New York, NY@ Pianos- Jagjaguwar CMJ showcase w/ S. Carey, Sun Airway, Lia Ices, Suuns
10/22 – Baltimore, MD @ Golden West #
10/23 – Washington DC @ DC9 #
10/24 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings Baracade #
10/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn #
10/27 – Tallahassee, FL@ Club Downunder #
10/28 – New Orleans, LA @ The Saint #
10/29 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Jr. #
10/30 – Dallas, TX @ The Cavern #
11/01 – El Paso, TX @ TBD
11/02 – Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space #
11/03 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah # $
11/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo # $
11/06 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent # $
11/08 – Portland, OR @ Holocene # $ ^
11/09 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project # $
11/10 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Media Club # $
11/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court #
11/13 – Denver, CO @ Rhinoceropolis #
11/15 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle #
11/16 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick #
11/17 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop #
11/18 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club % #
11/19 – Montreal, Quebec @ Le Belmont % #
11/21 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott #
11/27 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Le Guess Who Festival @ Tivoli
11/28 – Rouen, France @ 106
11/29 – London, England @ Lexington
11/30 – Bristol, England @ Cooler
12/01 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Captain’s Rest
12/02 – Sheffield, England @ The Plug
12/03 – Manchester, England @ Salford Lads Club w/ Frankie & The Heartstrings
12/04 – Leeds, England @ Nation of Shopkeepers
12/05 – Brighton, England @ Jam
12/07 – Berlin, Germany @ Marie-Antoinette
12/08 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Loppen
12/09 – Malmo, Sweden @ Debaser
12/10 – Oslo, Norway @ Revolver
12/11 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser
12/12 – Goteborg, Sweden @ Pusterviksbaren
12/13 – Arhus, Denmark @ Musikcafeen
12/14 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
12/15 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Sinkkasten Arts Club
12/16 – Dijon, France (Generiq Festival)
12/17 – Paris, France @ Club Folamour (Point Ephemere)
12/18 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Subbacultcha (De Nieuwe Anita)
12/19 – Montbeliard @ (Generiq Festival)

# w/ Class Actress
$ w/ Young Prisms
^ w/ Matthew Dear
% w/ Delorean and Lemonade

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  1. This will be one show not to miss in San Diego at the Casbah. I’m so proud of the music that is up and coming, and can’t wait to be inspired by their brilliance. Local San Diego boys Lesands is another band that will be there to watch out for.

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