Small Black is adept at swiveling delicate, electronic streams of tonal ethereality. However, since 2013’s EP Limits of Desire, the quartet spent a significant amount of time building their aesthetic toward a more approachable live sound. Thus, the Real People EP was born.
The new EP, dropping April 1 via Jagjaguwar, was recorded in part featuring Brooklyn’s own Frankie Rose and garnered inspiration from a mix of places, including a felony-imbibing teen from Washington, a song by The Blue Nile, and a curious sample of a resort singer from an album found at a thrift store in Spokane.
In addition, the band is on tour. They’ve scheduled a date at Rickshaw Stop next week, on March 25 with Snowmine and Yalls. Get full show info below and, in the meantime, check out the single, “Lines of Latitude” featuring Frankie Rose.
Snowmine, Small Black, Yalls
March 25, 2014
8pm, $12 All Ages)