Smoke machine begins to blow

Like Black Tambourine, only smaller
I reviewed Small Black‘s self-titled EP in this month’s issue of Exclaim!, which is online and on newsstands now. The duo offers a compelling mix of chillwave and shoegaze. Hipster worlds are colliding!

Check out the single “Despicable Dogs,” which is a good introduction to the band’s fuzzy take on glo-fi. It wouldn’t be hard to imagine Black Tambourine having done this song, only with guitars and drums in place of the electronics.

MP3: “Despicable Dogs”
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