Who knew Small Black had some drunken at Christmastime spirit in their music? On "Kings of Animals" which comes from their new 7-inch, the band gets wistful in that one-last-drink-at-the-bar-and-then-I-swear-I'm-going-to-spend-time-with-my-family way. But mainly it's just Small Black doing what they are really good at, which is creating warm songs around cold electronics and woozy vocals. This song is maybe about animals, but it might as well be about every 4am walk home we've ever had.
November 03, 2009