Los Angeles based indie-pop newcomers Smallpools are set to release their debut single Mason Jar through RCA records in the UK on December 8th. This is the first single to be taken from their debut album, which is slated for a 2014 release.
Mason Jar has the kind of guitar lines and buoyant choruses that would make any lover of guitar based pop music exceedingly happy. Given that all four band members are seasoned musicians, the pristine pop of Smallpools music is no accident. The airtight songs dip and soar at all the right moments thanks to the no bullshit indie-pop hooks that seem to be embedded in their DNA.
Having only formed the band at the start of 2013, things are moving quickly for Smallpools. After their debut US single Dreaming was unleashed on the Internet this summer, the band was happily shocked to see the song shoot to #1 on Hype Machine and rack up over 100k in streams (and a small avalanche of blog attention) less than seven days after the song was released.
Just eight months after they first experimented with making music together, the foursome behind Smallpools found themselves signing a major record deal with RCA, abandoning their day jobs and preparing to hit the road—the novelty of which is not lost on any of them. It’s the kind of fantasy career trajectory that musicians often dream about but seldom get to experience. Despite the obvious struggles of being in a new band, much of Smallpools’ appeal seems to lie in the inherent optimism that seems to be the core of their songs.