A small number of people making some rather awesome music. What better name to call yourself, then, than Small Awesome? Their new album Songer (Sickroom Records) takes minimalist lo-fi electrified indie rock to scraggly new heights.
Based in Chicago, Small Awesome is Faiz Razi on strings and vocals and Jim MacGregor on strings and hi-hat. That’s it. And that’s enough. Though for the new album, they’re joined by Matt Engstrom (Pro from Dover (?)) and Brent Mix (saxophone therapy). Their previous recordings are two EPs, Awesome (2011) and Still (2012).