Small Black

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Small Black
Origin Brooklyn/Long Island, New York City, United States
Genres Chillwave, synthpop, lo-fi
Years active 2009–present
Labels Jagjaguwar, Lovepump United Records
Members Ryan Heyner
Josh Kolenik
Juan Pieczanski
Jeff Curtin

Small Black is an indie band from Brooklyn, New York. Their sound is commonly described as belonging to the chillwave genre, though the band's members don't label themselves as such.[1] They have released an album under Jagjaguwar. They are signed on both the Jagjaguwar and Lovepump United Records labels.

They participated in numerous festivals such as Primavera Sound Festival, Foburg Music Festival,[2] and the SXSW Music Festival.[1]


Studio albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]


  • Moon Killer Mixtape (Free download, 2011)


  • Despicable Dogs EP (Transparent Records, 2009)
  • Photojournalist b/w Sun Was High (So Was I) 7" EP (Jagjaguwar, 2010) [6]



  1. ^ a b Arielle Castillo. "Small Black Laugh at 'Chillwave' Label -- Top 100 Acts at SXSW 2011". Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Connor Crawford (Feb 27, 2011). "Small Black". Tulane Hullabaloo. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Zach Kelly (October 26, 2010). "New Chain Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  4. ^ David Morris. "Small Black - New Chain Music Review". Tinymixtapes. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Zach Kelly (April 12, 2010). "Small Black Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Small Black -"Photojournalist"". Stereogum. August 17, 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 

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