Brooklyn indie band Small Black recently hit the road again on a small nine-city summer tour playing their classics from their breakout album Limits of Desire, in addition to tracks from their newest album Cheap Dreams, and they even treated fans to a cover of Best Coasts’ “Sun Was High (So Was I)”.
I was able to link up with them in Pittsburgh and follow them back to my hometown of Detroit. It was great to see them again in my hometown, as the last time they played in Pittsburgh or Detroit was in 2016 while on tour with Wild Nothing. For a band with such beautiful sound, it was perfect to see them play in the small intimate settings, and the crowd was full of their die-hard fans and some first-timers.
As of June 12, they played their last show in Toronto before they headed back home. Between songs, a fan at the Detroit show asked when they would be coming back, and lead vocalist Josh Kolenik replied: “When the new album is out!“. The fan then replied, “Well?! When is that!?“, with Josh ending with, “We’re working on it“.
Small Black is due back to play live at ElectroniCON3 in New York on August 20 and 21, and the Desert Daze festival in Lake Perris from September 30 to October 2.
Photography by Carlos Padilla