HEAR THIS: Smallpools
You’ve probably already heard of the Los Angeles via Jersey pop quartet Smallpools. Credit their success thus far to the social media-fueled music engine The Hype Machine, where Smallpools’ first single “Dreaming” quickly bubbled to the top of the hits chart. That type of sudden success, though, doesn’t mean that they’re done whirling out sticky glitter-trimmed pop beamers just yet.
Vocalist Sean Scanlon wails over glimmery hooks set by guitarist Mike Kamerman, bassist Joe Intile, and drummer Beau Kuther in exuberant, power pop mayhem. If you like Passion Pit and Ghost Beach, check out new single “Mason Jar,” set for release via new label RCA Records.