National Music Reviews December 2015

Review: Small Black – Best Blues

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Small Black – Best Blues

Small Black
Best Blues

Jagjaguwar
Street: 10.16
Small Black = Wild Nothing + Craft Spells + New Order

With their third full-length release, Small Black grace us with an album about loss and trying to preserve memories of a better time. The pairing of self-exposing lyrics and a dreamy, electronic ambiance set the feel of this album and speak to the band wanting the listener to look back to fond memories. Best Blues holds true to the band’s somewhat chaotic yet soothing electronic sound, and are highlighted by tracks like “Back At Belle’s” and “XX Century.” Best Blues is Small Black’s best release to date for so many reasons, and sets such a unique ambiance. This Brooklyn-based synthpop band should be in every indie lover’s music library. –Connor Brady