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A few days late but stacked with excellence, here is your collection of May's absolute jams. For optimal ease of consumption, you'll find it here in three forms: a 12-track downloadable zip of the…   Read Story »
Limits Of Desire is the second band from the keyboard-happy Brooklyn indie-pop band Small Black, and it's our latest example of an act that was once considered chillwave going lush and widescreen,…   Read Story »
Limits Of Desire, the new album from Brooklyn synthpop quintet Small Black, is packed with anthems of wistfulness that would've made New Order proud once upon a time. First single "Free At Dawn" was…   Read Story »
The video for Small Black's "Free At Dawn" pays tribute to Brooklyn by culling together a legion of images of different signage throughout the borough all shot on 16mm film. It was directed by…   Read Story »
The cover art for Small Black’s forthcoming sophomore album is a pretty clever indicator of what kind of subject matter the record has in store. The photo, created by Dutch artist Scarlett Hooft…   Read Story »
During 2009, a handful of bands gained popularity through a form of simultaneously hazy and sunny synth pop -- only to be cursed with an extremely dumb buzzword. Everyone knows this, but it's been…   Read Story »
How does the word "chillwave" make you feel in the waning weeks of 2012? If it doesn't make you say "huh?" it probably makes you say "ugh." We all have a different tolerance for contrived trend…   Read Story »
Rock bands with mixtapes: It's almost too perfect of an idea, like rock bands with hypemen, and it's amazing that it doesn't happen more often. Actually, it pretty much never happens. Hypemen are…   Read Story »
Previously on Stereogum, we've shared a couple of tracks from Brooklyn chillwavers Small Black's new mixtape, the title track "Moon Killer" and "Two Rivers" featuring Das Racist's Heems. Now, it…   Read Story »
Brooklyn sample pop quartet Small Black put out "Two Rivers" from their upcoming Moon Killer mixtape last week, and now here's the title track. Small Black - "Moon Killer" The Moon Killer…   Read Story »