A Band On The Rise

31 Mar

It wasn’t until I became an avid user of Pandora (which is essentially a customizable radio that learns  your preferences and introduces you to new music you might like) that I stumbled upon the band Smallpools. In high school, my taste in music was quite stationary in that it barely deviated from whatever mainstream music that was dominating the radio at the time. But thanks to a lovely friend of mine who I met here at the University of Arizona, my unwavering preference in music became a thing of the past, and I absolutely loved it.

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From left to right: Joseph Intile (bass), Sean Scanlon (vocals), Beau Kuther (drums), Mike Kamerman (guitar)

The band consists of 4 members (see picture above…). Kamerman and Scanlon both were members of various bands previously. It wasn’t until the two stumbled upon Kuther and Intile that Smallpools was formed! Their debut song, “Dreaming” was released on March 16, 2013 and it was well received, placing at #23 on Billboard’s Alternative Song chart as well as landing the #1 spot on Hype MachineThis particular song was also featured on the FIFA 14 soundtrack as well as the season 5 premiere of The Vampire Diaries. 

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(click on the picture to watch the music video for “Dreaming”)

On March 16th, the band released their very first album, LOVETAP! and I was NOT disappointed! A few of the songs on the album were released well before, one which I’m sure most people have already heard. If you don’t believe me, click here to see for yourself. It’s a real shame when we hear a song that we like on the radio or in a store, but don’t know who the heck actually sings it! My personal favorites on LOVETAP! is “Street Fight” and “American Love”. Click here and here and you’ll see what I mean 🙂

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The University of Arizona’s 2015 Spring Fling is happening from the April 10th-12th, and Smallpools performs on Saturday, April 11th from 7:00-8:00 pm. You won’t want to miss it!

Cheers,

Casey

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