Small Black – “Search Party” (Stereogum Premiere)

jessica | October 1, 2010 - 10:18 am

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:

Small Black – “Search Party”

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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