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Small Black : Limits Of Desire

Brooklyn quartet Small Black were one of the few groups to emerge during the “chillwave” boom of 2010 that one felt could actually survive beyond that movement’s inevitable expiration date and, lo and behold, here they are with the follow-up to their excellent debut New Chain, the equally excellent Limits Of Desire, out May 14 via Jagjaguwar. Adding live drums, guitar and even trumpet to their existing synth-pop palette, Josh Hayden Kolenik, Ryan Heyner, Juan Pieczanski and Jeff Curtin’s pairing of New Order electro and blue-eyed soul a la Tears For Fears and the Blue Nile offers something far more substantial than mere ’80s revivalism; check out “Free At Dawn” below, and the whole album via Pitchfork Advance.



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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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