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 New Chain opener “Camouflage” and “Light Curse” have a bubbly, rounded quality that’s not on the album. I’m guessing it’s because they use mini Casios to re-create the toothier, deeper synth sounds from the album versions. These videos were shot by Foglight films, and they really capture the details of the building’s decaying-but-beautiful atrium.
According to Gothamist, 5 Beekman has been empty for a decade, but will be restored and turned into a hotel sometime in the future.
New Chain is out now via Jagjaguwar.