Are you waiting for the release of Small Black’s forthcoming album, Limits of Desire to drop? This is the summer album we’ve all been waiting for, the one that inspires long drives, make-out sessions and beach scenes, if only in our minds.
Take a deep breath. You’ve got until May 14th to get your summer on in full effect.
In the meantime, you can kill some time and watch Friday Night Lights.
You could also listen to the time Small Black paid me a visit in the radio booth to talk about their music, touring, and Friday Night Lights.
OR you could unwind on this boozy news update: Small Black has paired up with Stillwater Beer for the second volume of the brewery’s Sensory Series. Stillwater crafted a black saison repping the band’s moniker and overall swag.
According to beer master (and former music producer/DJ) Brian Stillwater, “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 and reminded me of my days as a electronic music producer & DJ. 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. I decided on a base of German malts and a debittered roasted barley to provide more dark color with very little actual roast flavor. German Hallertau hops are used to create a smooth bitterness and spicy, floral aroma. And while the beer is black, it’s extremely light bodied, fermented with Belgian yeast for a dry, slightly fruity, spicy finish at 5% ABV. Perfect for those late night summer parties.”
When you purchase the beer you can creep on the video for Breathless (for free.)
Wait so, I can listen to this album, drink beer and wear short shorts outside? I’m putting my Jazzy Jeff Summertime vinyl on the back burner.
Small Black has already figured my summer out for me. Thanks dudes.
Go see them live because they might kick it in your town this summer. See what I mean here.
Clear Eyes. Full hearts. Can’t lose.