New York's Small Black, fronted by Josh Kolenik, were one of the bands in the
legions of the synth-pop revival of the 2000s.
Their (very lo-fi) debut EP Despicable Dogs (Transparent, 2009) included
one of the best "chillwave" songs of the era, Despicable Dogs, but
New Chain (Jagjaguwar, 2010) had nothing beyond the usual dose
of ethereal pop ballads set to vintage synth sounds and drum-machines,
and Limits Of Desire (Jagjaguwar, 2013) even delved into contemporary "r&b".
Best Blues (Jagjaguwar, 2015), including the single Boys Life
and the emotional Back at Bill's , was typical of the albums made by
chillwave acts that really had nothing to say beyond the first recording.
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