Small Black have announced that they will embark on a North American tour this summer with Heavenly Beat. The band will visit Boston, Toronto and other major Canadian cities, Chicago in the Midwest and Los Angeles and the West Coast before returning home to New York for a headline show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 30.
Additionally, Small Black and Stillwater Artisanal have joined forces to release an eponymous beer. For the second volume of the brewery's Sensory Series, Stillwater created a black saison bearing Small Black's name.
Brian Stillwater, of Stillwater Artisanal, says, "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."
Purchase of the beer includes a QR code to view a live video of "Breathless." Filmed at 285 Kent in Brooklyn and Ovvio Arte in Nashville, with live recording from 285 Kent and footage from Ian Perlman, the video takes you inside Small Black's energetic & entrancing live show.
05/10/13 Brooklyn, NY - 7 Dunham Gallery Art Show
05/29/13 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall*
05/30/13 Montreal, QC - Club Lambi*
05/31/13 Toronto, 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
* = w/Heavenly Beat