Cheap Dreams LP
Due to the vinyl manufacturing process, each record is unique and there will be slight variations in the vinyl color.
Chillwave pioneers Small Black are returning with their first new album in five years. Cheap Dreams, described as a “Long Island gothic surf epic,” will be released on April 9th, 2021 via 100% Electronica.
Founded in 2009 Brooklyn, Small Black were at the forefront of the chillwave scene of the early 2010s. Making their way through three LPs and multiple incarnations of the band, they became a touring machine across America and overseas throughout the last decade. After five years, Cheap Dreams finds the band taking stock on where they’re from and where they’ve ended up. The album pays tribute to Kolenik’s uncle, a passionate surfer whose attic in Long Island was used for making their first album. Shortly after the release of their 2015 album, he passed from a stroke while at the beach and a good chunk of the record is about his life and how it reflects on the band’s choice to try to live out theirs as musicians.
- Tampa 05:14 stream
- Duplex 03:52 stream
- Postcard 04:34
- Waterworks 01:24
- Driftwood Fire 05:10
- The Bridge 04:44 stream
- Service Merchandise 03:14
- Cheap Dreams 03:42
- Nobody Loves You 04:57
- Dunes 01:13
- Song To Ruin 05:02
'Tampa finds Small Black at their most widescreen and evocative, and it shimmers with the kind of wistful, youthful nostalgia that the group has always been so good at conjuring.' - Gorilla vs. Bear
'a thumping and appropriately dreamy return from the band.' -Stereogum on 'Tampa'
'hypnotic and evocative' -Paste on Duplex