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Small Million


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Small Million is a Portland-based synth pop duo writing richly textured songs with impassioned lyrics and dark melodic hooks.
LA-transplant Ryan Linder was new to Portland and seeking a musical collaborator, but struck out in the wilds of Craigslist. A chance meeting at a dance club with Portland native Malachi Graham, a songwriter and vocalist, led to the formation of Small Million. They continually drive each other forward— Ryan, a perfectionist producer and composer, regularly stays up until 4 AM tweaking the tone on his analog synths and meticulously layering samples. He’s long been drawn to music that's both richly emotional and creatively textured. Meanwhile Malachi takes bold charge of the vocals and lyrics for the project; with her background as a solo songwriter and Americana musician, she concentrates on lyrics that make you want to pay attention, compelling melodic hooks, and powerful vocal performances as influenced by her love of Neko Case, Kate Bush, and Appalachian folk music.
They released their debut EP Before the Fall in June 2016. Small Million were called "Portland artists to watch" by Vortex Music Magazine and "rising dream pop stars" by Willamette Week. Small Million's tracks have been featured on compilations by Tender Loving Empire, PDX Pop Now!, and Vortex Music Magazine.
"In the sparse synths and deeply emotive vocals, the duo found a universal language in their shared love of melody and emotion.” —Willamette Week<br>


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