Small Black w/Heavenly Beat

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

“We tried to make a million-dollar record on a very low budget.” So says Small Black singer and multi-instrumentalist Josh Kolenik, whose band’s second LP, Limits of Desire, mostly achieves that goal. Initially making the sort of vibe-y, lo-fi bedroom-produced synth collages that were popular with the indie set a few years ago (this genre has a name, of course, but I don’t want to say it), Small Black returns with an effort that drops the DIY pose for a glistening, pop-oriented one. The irony is that the new work is actually simpler — the songs, which were always there but had previously been buried in reverb and one too many synth lines, now sound like proper songs instead of impressionistic nuggets. And, though Limits may not sound as polished as, say, Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories (which actually cost more than $1 million to produce and promote), the record is still pretty damn great. 

—RYAN BURLESON

Sun, Jun 23 | 8:00 PM
Exit/In
Presale ($12.00) & Day of show ($15.00)
18 and over
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Small Black

Brooklyn NY  |  Alternative



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