May 24, 2022 2 min read

The long wait is over: New music from Pool Kids is officially here!

"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.

This new album sees the band at their final, most kinetic form. Recorded in Seattle by producer Mike Vernon Davis and mastered by João Carvalho, 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.

'Pool Kids' is available to pre-order on several of your favorite music formats, including:

180-Gram Black Vinyl (limited to 250)
Tri-Color Striped Vinyl (Skelly Store exclusive - Limited to 250)
Color in Color Vinyl (Limited to 500)
Deluxe Digipak CD
Deluxe Orange Cassette Tape (limited to 200)

The packaging for all of these is quite impressive. Vinyl + CD formats feature a lovely spot matte UV print on the cover, while the vinyl and cassettes dawn a colorful obi-strip with tracklisting and album praise.

The vinyl also features an upgraded printed inner sleeve with lyrics while the CD features a 12-page booklet featuring lyrics and credits. Fancy + pretty!


Pair the album with loads of new merch and bundle options including:

Three new t-shirt designs
Two Hoodie options
A new logo hat
A super rad 60-page photobook
A "Pathetic" necklace (!)
An enamel pin

The necklace,  photobook, and enamel pin are exclusive to the Skeletal Lightning Store, don't miss out!


Need to hear it before you pre-order it? The album's exciting debut single, "That's Physics, Baby" is streaming everywhere now!

The band's accompanying music video for new single "That's Physics, Baby" will leave you in tears! Watch it now on YouTube.