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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Small Black - Despicable Dogs

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Small Black (check out their blog) is a two-piece from Long Island who has been touring with Washed Out with a self-released EP that has been getting some hype.  They have the lo-fi summery synth sound that is all the rage right now (see this Jacuzzi Boys video).  There is something really peaceful about this song.

This video is a beautiful slice of the life of an aging surfer.  The guy with the handlebar mustache is the lead singer's uncle Matt.      Its reminds me a lot of Darren Aronofsky's stunning film The Wrestler from 2008.  Its about a washed up professional wrestler who can't give up the professional that is killing him.  Its the best film from 2008.

If you haven't seen the wrestler, you may have seen the 2009 movie that basically stole the script from the wrestler, inserted a country music singer, and gave the story a sappy, happy ending.  That movie was called Crazy Heart.  Well, this video is like a real-life version of the Wrestler or Crazy Heart, but doesn't rip-off either films. Its beautiful in its own way. Share/Bookmark

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