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Small Million


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    Young Fools
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Small Million is a Portland-based alt 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, is always refining the sonic palette, 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, with her background as a solo songwriter and Americana musician, 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 and their their follow-up, Young Fools, in Fall 2018. Young Fools retains the bubbly, propulsive energy of their debut, while expanding their scope with darker melodies and lyrics that contemplate romance, isolation, and violence.
“Innovative and darkly captivating, capable of pulling audiences in with pop-accessible hooks only to keep them around for the scintillating stories and sounds that come with them.” –PopMatters


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