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Q&A: Small Black 
Frontman Josh Kolenik On His Band’s New Album, Relationships, And Taming The Chillwave Dragon

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.
T. Cole Rachel | April 2, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Small Black – “Free At Dawn”

During 2009, a handful of bands gained popularity through a form of simultaneously hazy and sunny synth pop -- only to be cursed with an…
Miles Bowe | February 28, 2013 - 12:37 pm


Deconstructing: Memory Tapes And Life Beyond Chillwave

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…
Chris DeVille | December 3, 2012 - 4:38 pm

Mixtape Of The Week

Mixtape Of The Week: Small Black Moon Killer

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.
Tom Breihan | November 16, 2011 - 2:01 pm

Small Black – Moon Killer Mixtape

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…
Corban Goble | November 11, 2011 - 10:31 am

Small Black – “Moon Killer”

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. …
Corban Goble | October 18, 2011 - 2:19 pm

Small Black – “Two Rivers” (Feat. Heems)

Local chillwavers Small Black are set to release a mixtape in November, and today they unleashed the first, vibe-heavy track featuring a freestyle from Das…
Corban Goble | October 10, 2011 - 12:47 pm

We Got The Tweet

How Independent Rockers Celebrated #IndependenceDay

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders
Scott Lapatine | July 5, 2011 - 1:07 am


Remixtape Vol. 3

This month's Remixtape begins with a wistful twist (Clams Casino, a Gold Panda redo of Lykke Li, Phone Tag tagging up Small Black's "New Chain,"
Amrit Singh | April 22, 2011 - 10:39 am

Small Black – “Photojournalist” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

When I talked to Small Black singer Josh Kolenik about writing lyrics, he said the fallibility of memory made this hard, because his recollections were…
jessica | February 3, 2011 - 11:31 am

Small Black In A Pretty, Abandoned NYC Building

Gothamist took Small Black to a gorgeous abandoned building near New York's City Hall Park to film a couple of songs. Their two performances, of…
jessica | November 12, 2010 - 9:32 am

Small Black – “Search Party” (Stereogum Premiere)

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…
jessica | October 1, 2010 - 10:18 am

Small Black – “Photojournalist”

With "Bad Lover" and an eponymous EP, Small Black introduced themselves as the new project from the men behind Class Of 2006 local natives Slowlands.
Amrit Singh | August 17, 2010 - 5:18 pm

Progress Report

Progress Report: Small Black

Name: Small Black Progress Report: Mixing their debut LP with Rare Boom Room’s Nicolas Vernhes. It's the followup to their self-titled EP. …
jessica | August 5, 2010 - 3:07 pm

SXSW 2010: Thursday In Photos

On some nights you can fool yourself into forgetting that industry weeks like SXSW have shifted from being about discovery to being full-on music festivals.
Amrit Singh | March 19, 2010 - 9:16 pm

SXSW 2010: Wednesday In Photos

Here's a tip if you're going to one of these industry festival type things: If IAMSOUND is having a party, you should attend that party.
Amrit Singh | March 18, 2010 - 6:59 pm

Washed Out/Small Black/Pictureplane @ Mercury Lounge, NYC 3/7/10

Some MP3s and videos you might wanna check out in this one. But first, backstory: Right around CMJ 2K9, Ernest Greene dropped by NYC's Santos
Amrit Singh | March 8, 2010 - 5:30 pm

New Small Black – “Kings Of Animals”

When premiering Small Black's "Bad Lover," we accompanied the MP3 with the catchy J&MC-echoing pop tune "Despicable Dogs," its Washed Out remix, and plenty of…
Brandon Stosuy | November 3, 2009 - 3:00 pm

CMJ ’09: Weekend In Photos

One last gargantuan batch of photos from an exhausting, exhaustive week of NYC showgoing. On Friday Jessica Amaya joined us at Doveman's record release party…
Amrit Singh | October 26, 2009 - 9:07 am

CMJ ’09: Thursday In Photos

On Thursday at CMJ the xx played theIr 66th and 67th shows of the week -- one at the Apple Store SoHo, another as the…
Amrit Singh | October 24, 2009 - 11:27 am