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JUST ON THE HORIZON: SMALLPOOLS

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Smallpools. A four piece band from Los Angeles, are the creators of a new indie-techno sound. Their first studio release, a self-titled EP, has been a huge success. It’s debut single, “Dreaming”, has been featured on video game soundtracks, TV premiers, and within just a few days of its release was number one on The Hype Machine. With Mike Kamerman on guitar, Joe Intile on bass, Beau Kuther playing drums, and Sean Scanlon letting loose some insane vocals, every track on their EP showcases the huge talents of all four of these guys.

The “Smallpools” EP, a fantastic piece of work, is a pop collage full of twisting parts. It hosts a plethora of fast bass lines and complicated guitar solos, usually accompanied by a incredibly excited tambourine. Beau Kuther deserves a standing ovation for the simply fantastic drum work done on this record.

The layered pop-rock campfire vocal and inspired lyrics take what would’ve been an exceptional set of instrumentals and turns it into a fantastic alt-rock record that is sure to have Smallpools name written in lights.

The “Smallpools” EP was released with RCA Records July 16, 2013. It is available for digital download here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/smallpools-ep/id669697506
Album cover source: http://www.last.fm/music/Smallpools

Nicholas Holden is a student, musician, and writer. Eager to one day pursue a career in the arts, he has become a So-So Active music journalism intern to gain both experience and expertise.