Song of the Day: Small Black – Photojournalist

photo by Dave Lichterman

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Morning Show host John Richards, is “Photojournalist” by Small Black available from Jagjaguwar Records.

Small Black – Photojournalist (MP3)

Based out of Brooklyn, Small Black seamlessly blends swirls of shoegaze with electropop, finding themselves somewhere in-between My Bloody Valentine and Hot Chip. The NYC quartet has recently made their way across the country, playing with bands like Dolorean and Matthew Dear. They’re gearing up for a European leg of their tour in support of their recent release, New Chain.

Small Black got their start in a Long Island house, huddled around samplers and Casios, during a long, cold winter. Originally  made up of just Josh Kolenik and Ryan Heyner, the duo constructed chilled out jangle pop gems. Wanting to beef up their sound, they called upon long-time collaborators Juan Pieczanski and Jeff Curtin, adding live bass and a full drum kit to the mix. Blowing people away with their smoothed out, built up jams, the quartet has scorched through the US, hitting up Seattle along the way. Maybe you even caught a glimpse of the band a few days back at the Vera Project?

For more information on the band, visit their Facebook or Myspace page. And don’t forget to take a second to watch the new music video for “Photojournalist” :

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2 Comments

  1. Virginia
    Posted November 17, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    These guys are the best!

  2. James
    Posted November 18, 2010 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    Saw these guys in LA at the Echo – great show – dope sound.

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