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News on Smallpools

Photo Credit: Anna Lee

Photo Credit: Anna Lee

Los Angeles’ quartet Smallpools will release their debut album LOVETAP! March 23rd through RCA Records. Lyric video for “Karaoke” premieres today on NYLON HERE. I’ve been in love with the song since I first posted it back in December here. Spotify will be streaming the album beginning March 17th as part of The Drop Program. Catch Smallpools on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers March 16th before they swing through SXSW in Austin, Texas before their 32-date USA tour (see below for dates).

After bursting onto the scene with their 4 song self-titled EP, Smallpools has toured to all corners of North America opening for WALK THE MOON, Neon Trees, Grouplove, MS MR, Twenty One Pilots, and Two Door Cinema Club, played Lollapalooza and Firefly Festivals, and closed the year with a sold out Live Nation “Ones To Watch ’14” headline tour. The release of their self-titled debut EP gained them critical acclaim and brought them their national TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live, performing their debut single “Dreaming” which was produced by Captain Cuts. You can see the video HERE, which has 4.8 million views.

Supporters like VogueInterview MagazineIdolatorBuzzFeed etc all praised the band’s catchy songs and invigoration live shows. Neon Gold called “Mason Jar” “a sepia splash of power-pop that crystallizes into a starscraping smash before the verse even kicks in, as stadium-sized Of Monsters And Men gang vocals ride high on the buoyant flair of Smallpools’ youthful, Two Door-esque ebullience.” In addition, NYLON Magazine premiered the Charli XCX vs Twin Idol Remix of “Dreaming”

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Smallpools – LOVETAP! track list (out 3/23 on RCA Records):
01. American Love
02. Killer Whales
03. Dreaming
04. Karaoke
05. Street Fight
06. Mason Jar
07. Over & Over
08. Lovetap!
09. What’s A Picture Of?
10. Dyin’ to Live
11. Admission To Your Party
12. 9 to 5
13. No Story Time
14. (Submarine)

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SMALLPOOLS LOVETAP! HEADLINE TOUR: VIP tickets on sale HERE

3/18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW – Bar 96 @ BMI Showcase (11:00pm)
3/19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW – Palm Park @ IFC Party (9:10pm)
3/20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW – Empire Control and Garage @ Baeblemusic Day Party (2:00pm)
3/21 – Austin, TX @ SXSW – Little Woodrow’s @ Party in My Pants (2:00pm)
3/28 – Austin, TX @ University of Texas
4/11 – Tuscon, AZ @ University of Arizona
4/14 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
4/15 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
4/17 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
4/18 – Kirksville, MO @ Truman State University
4/19 – St Louis, MO @ Firebird
4/21 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
4/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
4/24 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
4/25 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
4/27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
4/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
4/30 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
5/01 – Cincinnati, OH @ Xavier University
5/03 – Princeton, NJ @ Princeton University
5/05 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
5/06 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
5/08 – Las Vegas, NV @ Rock In Rio Festival
5/09 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
5/10 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
5/11 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
5/13 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe
5/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
5/15 – Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
5/16 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
5/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
5/20 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
5/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
5/23 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
5/25 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
5/28 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
5/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey

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New Tour Dates and Remix From Smallpools

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Smallpools, the Los Angeles 4-piece announce two new tours today. After headlining the sold out Neon Gold’s Popshop West party on September 4th, the band will divide their time between the studio working on the full-length debut and touring with Walk The Moon in October and 21 Pilots in November.  The foursome consist of Sean (vocals/keys), Mike (guitar), Joe (bass) and Beau (drums), just finished their tour with San Cisco to a wild response.The release of their self-titled debut EP gained them critical acclaim. Neon Gold calls “Mason Jar” “a sepia splash of power-pop that crystallizes into a starscraping smash before the verse even kicks in, as stadium-sized Of Monsters And Men gang vocals ride high on the buoyant flair of Smallpools’ youthful, Two Door-esque ebullience.”

Their first single “Dreaming” was produced by Captain Cuts and instantly shot to #1 of Hype Machine within the first 3 days of its revealing. Check out where I originally posted “Dreaming” and a couple other remixes here AND check out the latest remix below.
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Smallpools live dates:
$ with Walk The Moon
* with 21 Pilots

  • 09/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo (SOLD OUT)
  • 09/08 – Syracuse, NY @ Syracuse University
  • 09/16 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
  • 09/21 – Oceanside, CA @ 94.9 FM Independence Jam (w/ Cage The Elephant)
  • 09/26 – Laramie, WY @ University of Wyoming
  • 10/08 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues $
  • 10/09 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues $
  • 10/10 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom $
  • 10/15 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater $
  • 10/16 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory $
  • 10/17 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom $
  • 10/18 – Hollywood, CA @ The Palladium $
  • 10/21 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater $
  • 10/22 – Vancouver, CAN @ Vogue Theater $
  • 10/23 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO $
  • 10/24 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory $
  • 10/26 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater $
  • 10/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue $
  • 10/30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater $
  • 10/31 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theater $
  • 11/25 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
  • 11/29 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues *
  • 11/30 – Detroit, MI @ Fillmore (89x show) *
  • 12/01 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE *

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Downloads: Smallpools – “Dreaming” Remixes

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Smallpools has announced their 4-song self-titled debut EP release on July 16th via RCA Records. In honor of the news, the band decided to share a brand new “Dreaming” remix by The Chainsmokers and last week NYLON Magazine premiered the Charli XCX vs Twin Idol Remix of “Dreaming”. The band will reveal another brand new EP track before the start of their first tour.

The four-piece outfit founded in Los Angeles with ties to New York, New Jersey and Oregon. Last week Smallpools announced their first ever live shows, a tour with Australia’s San Cisco that will take them from the East Coast to Canada, through the Mid West and San Francisco and ends in Los Angeles. The brand new band consists of Sean (vocals/keys), Mike (guitar), Joe (bass) and Beau (drums).

Their first single “Dreaming” was produced by Captain Cuts. The song instantly shot to #1 of Hype Machine within the first 3 days of revealing. The band explains the song: “In contrast to the upbeat vibe of the music, the song talks about a moment where everything goes wrong in a situation where you thought you had it all figured out.  A moment we’ve all experienced to some degree, but most often if we’re lucky, in a dream where we get to wake up in a sweat and say, “Phewf, ok, that wasn’t real.” “

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Listen/download: Smallpools – “Dreaming”

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Listen/download: Smallpools – “Dreaming” (Charli XCX vs. Twin Idol Remix)

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Listen/download: Smallpools – “Dreaming” (The Chainsmokers Remix)

Smallpools live dates:
* / w San Cisco
7/13 – New York, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl (Popshop)
7/15 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
7/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *
7/18 – Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
7/19 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall *
7/20 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall *
7/22 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
7/23 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall *
7/24 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Garrison *
7/26 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement *
7/27 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar *
7/28 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
7/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway *
7/31 – Minneapolis, MN @Triple Rock Social Club *
8/03 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
8/08 – San Francisco, CA @ Popscene
8/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s *
8/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex *

Smallpools – Smallpools EP tracklist (out 7/16 on RCA Records):

01. Dreaming
02. Mason Jar
03. Over & Over
04. No Story Time

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Smallpools Tour Dates

Photo credit: Dan Monick

Photo credit: Dan Monick

Smallpools is a four-piece outfit founded in Los Angeles with ties to New York, New Jersey and Oregon. Today they’re announcing their first ever live shows, a tour with Australia’s San Cisco that will take them from the East Coast to Canada, through the Mid West and San Francisco and ends in Los Angeles. The brand new band consists of Sean (vocals/keys), Mike (guitar), Joe (bass) and Beau (drums).

Their first single “Dreaming” was produced by Captain Cuts. The song instantly shot to #1 of Hype Machine within the first 3 days of revealing. The band explains the song: “In contrast to the upbeat vibe of the music, the song talks about a moment where everything goes wrong in a situation where you thought you had it all figured out. A moment we’ve all experienced to some degree, but most often if we’re lucky, in a dream where we get to wake up in a sweat and say, “Phewf, ok, that wasn’t real.” “

Listen/download: Smallpools – “Dreaming”

Smallpools live dates:
* / w San Cisco
7/15 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
7/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *
7/18 – Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
7/19 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall *
7/20 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall *
7/22 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
7/23 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall *
7/24 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Garrison *
7/26 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement *
7/27 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar *
7/28 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
7/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway *
7/31 – Minneapolis, MN @Triple Rock Social Club *
8/08 – San Francisco, CA @ Popscene
8/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s *
8/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex *

“”Dreaming” is alt radio gold with extreme crossover potential, the kind of song that only comes along a few times a year, and rarely on a debut single.” – Neon Gold

“Ladies and gentleman, your summer anthem has arrived.” – Pigeons & Planes

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