Posted in music | tour dates on February 28, 2013

by Bill Pearis

small black

It's been nearly three years since Small Black released their last album, New Chain, but the band has just announced that its follow-up, Limits of Desire, will be out May 14 via Jagjaguwar. The provocative cover art, seen above, was shot by Dutch artist Scarlett Hooft Graafland, if you were wondering. A lot's changed in the last three years and Small Black's sound has moved forward as well as evidenced on the album's first single, "Free at Dawn." It's still pretty chill, but in a more propulsive, less hazy way. You can stream it below.

As mentioned, Small Black are playing 285 Kent on March 8 with Heavenly Beat, Imperial Topaz and Beach Fossils on DJ duties. They've got a few other shows lined up as well, including the inevitable SXSW appearances, and all dates are listed below.

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Tracklisting for Limits of Desire
Free At Dawn
Canoe
No Stranger
Sophie
Breathless
Proper Spirit
Only A Shadow
Limits of Desire
Shook Loves
Outskirts

Small Black - 2013 Tour Dates
Mar 1 :: Boston, MA :: Johnny Cupcakes :: FREE TIX
Mar 8 :: Brooklyn, NY :: 285 Kent :: Heavenly Beat, Imperial Topaz, Beach Fossils DJ Set TIX
Mar 14 :: Austin, TX :: SXSW - Jagjaguwar Showcase - Red 7 - (Set at 9PM) :: TIX
Mar 15 :: Austin, TX :: SXSW - Filter Showcase - Lustre Pearl - 9 PM :: TIX

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Comments (21)

"Small Black's sound has moved forward".
Translation: it sucks slightly less. Seen this band twice and each time was painfully bad.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 12:15 PM

Whoa... they really stepped it up

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 12:16 PM

Worst album cover ever

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 12:27 PM

Best cover art so far this year!

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 12:28 PM

That croc looks like it needs some hummus!

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 12:33 PM

niggas dreaming in euro

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 12:48 PM

savage garden vibes?

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 12:49 PM

pretty good!

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 12:58 PM

the one on left male, on right female? if so, is his bonner pressing through the ladder against her? why he have more of butt than her?

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 1:34 PM

Where is dong?

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 1:35 PM

if you're naked and find yourself in the presence of a crocodile or aligator, your best means of escape is always climb your portable ladder and hang onto another for dear life.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 2:39 PM

I can see his junk

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 2:56 PM

Penises are chill as fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 3:24 PM

Y'know, sometimes you CAN judge a book by its cover.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 4:23 PM

This new track is not bad though it sounds like so much already out there.

And I agree with 12:15 - they are a really weak live band

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 5:43 PM

i've seen them kill live, but they are hit or miss...really curious to hear the rest of the album

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 6:45 PM

that cover photo is very "awwwww". me like!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2013 1:22 AM

Awesome track. excited for the full album

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2013 3:41 PM

this track is really great. fuck the haters

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 4:18 PM

I AM SO EXCITED FOR THEIR NEW ALBUM! New Chain was incredible!

Posted by Johnsen | September 18, 2014 4:40 PM

That croc looks like it needs some hummus!

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