There is a quiet fragility and deeply personal tone to The Small Square’s “SML”. Simple without the need or use of frills, “SML” puts solid songwriting at the forefront of the equation.
To be honest, I had this song on the shortlist of my favorite songs of the month a couple of weeks back and it got lost in the shuffle for absolutely no good reason. A day ago, it re-emerged and I fell in love with it’s tender familiarity all over again. Don’t make the same mistake I did. Write this down and hold it close! That’s what I’ll be doing from here on out.
The Small Square self-released their album in the US this past January. The duo, originally from Champaign, IL is now based in Hyogo, Japan and Menomonie, WI. Paul Chastain (Velvet Crush, Matthew Sweet) and John Louis Richardson (Tommy Keene, Gin Blossoms) self-recorded the album in a 120-year-old barn in Wisconsin, an apartment in Osaka, Japan and points in-between. Pick up a copy of their album on Bandcamp here.
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