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Small Black
"Despicable Dogs"
Playing at: Mercury Lounge
(217 E. Houston St., East Village)
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The songs from Small Black's debut were recorded in the attic of band member Josh Kolenik's uncle's house as his uncle made surfboards beneath them, and appropriately, Small Black have a summer-at-the-shore kind of sound. But like their fellow chillwave compatriots, the electro-pop quartet possess an iciness, thanks to vintage keyboards and samplers. On this track, a reedy drum machine beat gently pounds underneath waves of lo-fi synths and nonchalant vocals.

Download Small Black's self-titled EP at Other Music