The new Small Black video portrays a young couple who exchange glances on a train, as strangers riding in separate seats. The guy comes to his stop and departs the train ... only to find the woman still with him on his voyage. Much like the "mirage" in the recent video from Foals for “Bad Habit,” the Small Black video asks the question of whether she is really there. Is she a stranger or isn't she? They go through a wild escapade in the course of the video, which was created by Mandy Mandelstein and Addison Mehr.
Synth-based electro indie pop band Small Black released their album Limits of Desire last month, and they're currently on tour in the US. Now expanded to four-piece band, Josh Hayden Kolenik (keys, vocals), Ryan Heyner (guitar, keys, vocals), Juan Pieczanski (bass, guitar) and Jeff Curtin (drums, percussion) have emerged from bedroom recording, experimental anything goes style into more of a songwriting, deeper level. If you gig M83, these guys have a similar but different vibe going on.
Their label JagJaguwar calls them "locked and popped drum-shudder, gauzy spirographic synths and subtly contagious, half-remembered melody into ebullient bursts of evocative, subliminal and thoroughly modern pop.
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