Following the recent release of their new album 'Limits of Desire' (Jagjaguwar), Small Black announce their first visit to European for some time, including a string of dates across the UK this October. They have also debuted the brand new live video for their track, 'Breathless.'
Filmed at 285 Kent in Brooklyn and Ovvio Arte in Nashville, with live recording from 285 Kent and footage from Ian Perlman, the video takes you inside Small Black's energetic & entrancing live show.
'Breathless' works as a companion to the joint venture between Small Black and Stillwater Artisanal: Small Black Beer. For the second volume of the brewery's Sensory Series, Stillwater created a black saison bearing the and's name. The packaging includes a QR code to view the video for 'Breathless,' which was commissioned by Stillwater.
Brian Strumke, of Stillwater Artisanal, says, "After many listens to the new album we agreed on the track 'Breathless' as inspiration for the beer. The tune instantly jumped out as a summer anthem...Uplifting pads, soothing vocals, and a solid 4/4 kick give the song a powerful drive while still maintaining its beauty and elegance. In constructing the accompanying beverage I took a similar direction - a dark black beer that maintains the elegance of the song...And while the beer is black, it's extremely light bodied...Perfect for those late night summer parties."
Small Black also recently uploaded a new official video for single 'No Stranger'.
Directed by Addison Mehr, the video reveals itself slowly and in surprising ways. Two strangers notice each other on a train, but this is not a simple boy-meets-girl story. The "what-if" fantasy (what if I said hello? what if we went on a road trip?) folds in on reality and slowly unravels into wanton destruction and debauchery.
See Small Black live:
20/09/13 Barcelona, Spain - BAM
21/09/13 Lisbon, Portugal - Musicbox
23/09/13 Paris, France - La Fleche d'Or
25/09/13 Lausanne, Switzerland - Le Romandie
26/09/13 Luzerne, Switzerland - Treibhaus
27/09/13 Offenbach, Germany - Hafen 2
28/09/13 Hamburg, Germany - Reeperbahn Festival
29/09/13 Aarhus, Denmark - Musikcafeen
30/09/13 Oslo, Norway - Revolver
01/10/13 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Slussen
02/10/13 Gothenburg, Sweden - Pustervikbaren
03/10/13 Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen
04/10/13 Berlin, Germany - Kantine Am Berghain
05/10/13 Amsterdam, Netherlands - The Paradiso
07/10/13 Brighton, UK - The Hope
08/10/13 Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen
09/10/13 Bristol, UK - Start The Bus
10/10/13 London, UK - Sebright Arms
11/10/13 Brussels, Belgium - Witloof Bar Botanique
12/10/13 Lille, France - La Peniche
It's nothing like the country vibe we were anticipating.
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