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Now Hear This: Pool Kids | Pool Kids

Some bands are brainy. Others are brawny. These Florida indie-rockers hit the sweet by mixing angsty-fuelled intensity with impressive chops on their impressive debut.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Pool Kids are energy. Raw, sporadic, and indisputably authentic, they hail from Tallahassee. Pool Kids, the band’s masterful self-titled album, fuses fan-favorite math and art-rock familiarities with a tide of emotional and technical growth, engulfing the listener in a wave of impassioned indie-rock angst.

Pool Kids is the first studio album to include writing contributions from new additions Nicolette Alvarez and Andy Anaya, seeing the band at their final, most kinetic form. Recorded in Seattle by producer Mike Vernon Davis, the latest LP is more crisp and polished than ever before, blending synth layers with post-hardcore guitar riffs and indie-pop textures with hot-tempered vocals. While the universal pain we all feel as we stumble into adulthood serves as the connective thread that runs through each of the songs on the album, the individual songs subject matter cover a dynamic emotional range. From everything to coping with trauma, the dissolution of romantic relationships, disillusionment with and shedding of friendships, and more, all while maintaining the power, humor, and resilience that defines the band.”