Small Black head out on summer tour, have new single, new beer

Small Black head out on summer tour, have new single, new beer

Well, here we are. Summer will be bearing down at any moment now. Technically, that moment comes in roughly a month-and-a-half, but it will feel like summer for much of the nation long before then. Brooklyn’s Small Black will be using these summer months to head out on tour with their buddies Heavenly Beat. While they’ll be beginning their tour in the milder climates of Canada and the Northeastern United States, it will take them to more hellish summer destinations like Texas and Arizona. They’ll end up back in their homebase of Brooklyn at the tour’s end, presumably thankful that it’s (probably) not 100+ degrees there.

Those summer months are ideal beer-drinking months, according to many people who enjoy drinking beer in the summer. Appropriately, Small Black now have their own beer. Stillwater Artisanal Ales has worked with the band to create a Small Black beer, following Lower Dens as the second entry in the brewery’s Sensory Series. The beer is a 5% ABV black saison inspired by the band’s song “Breathless” with a base of German malts and a debittered roasted barley. Aside from the ABV part, I hardly understand what any of that means, but I bet it’s good. Even if it’s not, the beer does contain a QR code that lets you watch a live video of “Breathless” recorded in Brooklyn and Nashville, so there’s that.

Tomorrow, May 14, Jagjaguwar is releasing Small Black’s second record, Limits of Desire. Check out the video for “Free At Dawn” here:

Small Black dates:

05.29.13 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *
05.30.13 - Montreal, QC - Club Lambi *
05.31.13 - Toronton, ON - Wrong Bar *
06.01.13 - Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch *
06.03.13 - Chicago, IL - Schubas *
06.04.13 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center *
06.07.13 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret *
06.08.13 - Seattle, WA - Barboza *
06.09.13 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar *
06.11.13 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop *
06.13.13 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex *
06.14.13 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar *
06.15.13 - Phoenix, AZ - Last Exit Live *
06.17.13 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada *
06.18.13 - Austin, TX - Red 7 *
06.19.13 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s *
06.21.13 - New Orleans, LA - Hi-ho Lounge *
06.22.13 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn *
06.23.13 - Nashville, TN - Exit In *
06.24.13 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 *
06.25.13 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel *
06.26.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Morgan’s Pier *
06.30.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
07.20.13 - Denver, CO - THE UMS

* Heavenly Beat

• Small Black: http://www.small-black.com
• Jagjaguwar: http://www.jagjaguwar.com
• Stillwater Artisanal Ales: http://www.stillwatersensory.com

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