Portland duo Small Million (Ryan Linder & Malachi Graham) met on the dance floor and got busy writing alt pop songs with impassioned lyrics and dark melodic hooks. Blending Malachi’s roots in Americana with Ryan’s eclectically influenced electronic layering, they’ve gained attention for their richly textured, emotional tracks, powerhouse vocals, and captivating live performances. Small Million has been featured on compilations by Tender Loving Empire, PDX Pop Now!, and Vortex Music Magazine, as well as Spotify’s featured Mellow Morning playlist. They released their debut EP, Before the Fall, in 2016 and their follow-up, Young Fools, in October 2018.
“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
“Between the powerhouse vocals that yield fierce, Lucius-level harmonies and the tight instrumentation, Small Million give you plenty to gush over. We’re talking instant, hard-core music crush right here. This pair’s chemistry rivals the likes of fellow Portland bands (Joseph, Sisters) while their energy should appeal to Matt & Kim fans. Their prismatic appeal… puts them high on our Artists to Watch list.” —The Revue