SMALL BLACK

The cover of Brooklyn-based Small Black's second LP, Limits of Desire, features a photo of a man and a woman embracing on either side of a ladder, completely naked, divided by its triangular arc. They're close, but they can't get any closer. It's a moving depiction of connectivity and interaction in the 21st century and it serves as a sort of source code for the record.

SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK // Jagjaguwar at SXSW 2013

SWIM.AT.YOUR.OWN.RISK. Jagjaguwar has teamed up with Dead Oceans and Secretly Canadian for an OFFICIAL SXSW SHOWCASE and folks, let me tell you, it’s a real winner. Jagjaguwar artists include Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Foxygen, Small Black and The Besnard Lakes.

The event takes place on THURSDAY, MARCH 14 at RED 7 (611 E. 7th St.), and all with wristbands/badges are invited to attend. Artists will perform on both the indoor and outdoor stages! See the full showcase schedule below (JAG artists shown in bold). You’ll also find all of our artists’ performance schedules at the end of the post.

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DOC/JAG/SC Official Label Showcase

Outdoor Stage

Unknown Mortal Orchestra: 1:00 – 1:45
Phosphorescent: 11:55 – 12:40
Foxygen: 10:55 – 11:35
Bleached: 10:00 – 10:35
Small Black: 9:05 – 9:40
Cayucas: 8:15 – 8:45

Indoor Stage

Akron/Family: 12:35 – 1:20
The Besnard Lakes: 11:30 – 12:15
DIANA: 10:40 – 11:10
Suuns: 9:45 – 10:20
Night Beds: 8:50 – 9:25
Brazos: 8:00 – 8:30

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ARTIST SHOWCASE SCHEDULES:

The Besnard Lakes
3/13 @ 4406 AVE C Pussy Palace (Brooklyn Vegan) 4:30pm
3/13 @ Swan Dive (Planet Quebec) 11:00pm
3/14 @ Red 7 (DOC/JAG/SC Showcase) 11:30pm
3/15 @ Pussy Palace (BUST) 2:00pm
3/15 @ The Ginger Man (Blurt) 4:45pm

DIANA
3/13 @ Empire Control Room (EXFM/Megablaag) 11:00pm
3/14 @ Red 7 (DOC/JAG/SC Showcase) 10:40pm

Foxygen
3/13 @ Stage on Sixth (Paste) 2:00pm
3/13 @ Hype Hotel (Aquarium Drunkard) 11:00pm
3/14 @ Flamingo Cantina (Under the Radar) 2:25pm
3/14 @ Red 7 (DOC/JAG/SC Showcase) 10:55pm
3/16 @ Old Emo’s (Brooklyn Vegan) 12:45pm
3/16 @ Hotel San Jose (SXSJ) 4:00pm

Small Black
3/14 @ Red 7 (DOC/JAG/SC Showcase) 9:05pm
3/15 @ 508 House (C3 – DJ Set) 1:00pm
3/15 @ Lustre Pearle on Rainey (Filter) 9:00pm
3/16 @ Stubb’s BBQ 9:00pm – Official SXSW Showcase w/Vampire Weekend

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
03/13 – 5:30pm – Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop – KEXP Showcase
03/13 – 11pm – Scoot Inn – Life or Death PR Showcase
03/14 – 3:45pm – 1100 Warehouse – Pitchfork Unofficial Day Party
03/14 – 1am – Red 7 – Jagjaguwar Label Showcase
03/15 – 1:50pm – Stubbs BBQ – SPIN Media Official Party
03/16 – 5pm – Old Emos – Brooklyn Vegan

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Small Black Announce New Album ‘Limits of Desire’ – Out May 14, Stream The First Single Now

Small Black are back with their new album Limits of Desire! Set for release on May 14, 2013, Limits of Desire is a crystallization of the band’s gorgeous synth-pop sound. Get your first taste with the single “Free At Dawn” – available for streaming above!

Limits of Desire is the sound of four skilled musicians crafting stories about intimacy on the highest level. SB have pared back embellishments, letting their talents take them to a welcomed shift in both sound and style. In premiering the first single, The Fader writes, “It’s nude, but still packed with meaning.” Have Small Black arrived? We think so. Check out both the album artwork and the track listing below.

Track Listing for Limits of Desire
1. Free At Dawn
2. Canoe
3. No Stranger
4. Sophie
5. Breathless
6. Proper Spirit
7. Only A Shadow
8. Limits of Desire
9. Shook Loves
10. Outskirts

HOLY FRIDAY // Small Black Interview & Album Trailer at SPIN

Have you been eagerly awaiting new Small Black material? Us too. Luckily for everyone, the boys have been hard at work making the new record. SPIN recently chatted up SB, getting all the details and filling us in on what to expect. Read the interview HERE. Maybe even better than an interview? Get excited – it’s an awesome new album trailer featuring “Limits of Desire,” a combination of songs from the record. Make your Friday the best day ever and watch the video above!

“I think as you get a little older and more learned in your craft, you want to show everything and not hide behind multiple vocal takes or any sort of haze or crud,” says frontman Josh Kolenik. “We’re going to live or die by our vocals and there’s no sweeping it under the rug.”Josh Kolenik

11/11/11 Is Moon Killer Day

Small Black’s Moon Killer mixtape is now available on this 11th day of the 11th month and 11th full moon of 2011. The mixtape features a bunch of new jams, two collaborations with Heems of Das Racist, remixes by Star Slinger & Phonetag and some other goodies. They’ll be playing a release party next Friday at Glasslands in Brooklyn w/ Heavenly Beat and some very special guests. Nab tickets right HERE. Visit Small-Black.com for more info on the show and the mixtape. For now, Moon Killer on repeat:

MOON KILLER MIXTAPE by Small Black

Real People by Small Black

Breathless by Small Black

No Stranger by Small Black

Free At Dawn by Small Black

Photojournalist by Small Black

Despicable Dogs by Small Black

Bad Lover by Small Black

Lines of Latitude by Small Black
Free At Dawn by Small Black
Despicable Dogs by Small Black
Search Party by Small Black
Photojournalist by Small Black

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U.S.: Marshall Betts
Windish Agency, marshall@windishagency.com

U.K./EU: Clemence Renaut, Elastic Artists
clemence@elasticartists.net

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