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 background information on the duo of ex-Slowlander Josh Kolenik and Ryan Heyner and their self-titled EP. Now Transparent’s releasing a “Despicable Dogs” 7″ that includes a new song, “Kings Of Animals.” On the b-side “Kings” picks up the tempo a bit and manages to make me think of Conor Oberst fronting Guided By Voices for an elegiac end-of-the-night anthem.
Small Black – “Kings Of Animals” (MP3)
The “Despicable Dogs” b/w “Kings Of Animals” is out 11/23 via Transparent. You can order a copy via Leftist Nautical Antiques.
UPDATE: Two more: