July 13, 2018
Formed out of the ashes of hopelessness and toxic friendships, Pool Kids, led by multi-instrumentalist Christine Goodwyne, displays an impressive technical precision, highlighted by searing guitar riffs and a dynamic lyrical prowess.
On the Tallahassee, Florida quartet's debut full-length, Music to Practice Safe Sex, the record to dives into themes of betrayal and recovery, highlighted by genre-defying elements of math-rock, art-rock, and an abundance of passion.
"This is what (Paramore) WISHED we sounded like in the early 2000's. Love hearing mathy twinkly parts mixed with heavy moments. This kind of music will always be v special to me." - Hayley freakin' Williams/Paramore
"The wry, incisive lyrics and technically-savvy bouts of genre-bending heard across Music to Practice Safe Sex to reveal Pool Kids as unique, unpredictable, and above all else, prodigious." - Zoe Camp, Bandcamp
"...frank and unapologetic lyricism is paired with a distinctly impassioned vocal delivery, speaking to an emotional experience of frustration and exhaustion many can relate to. Such lyricism and delivery can of course only be met with equally as intense and emotional of music." - Delaney Motter/Phluff
"Top 50 Math Rock albums of 2018" - Fecking Bahamas
"The record is everything you want out of an album, it’s emotional, cripplingly self-aware, romantic, funny, a little bit self-deprecating and a whole lot hopeful. It’s luscious and glimmery but with just enough grit to keep our punk cravings satisfied. It’s pretty much perfect." - Don't Bore Us
"...a fierce combination of evocative instrumentation and unmistakable attitude." - The Alternative
"Christine Goodwyne uses her femininity as fuel to the world that tosses women around and keeps them rightfully angry and vocal." - Lvl to the Room
European customers can purchase the album here.
1. Overly Verbose Email Series Pt. III
4. $5 Subtweet
5. They Only Care About My Fills And Not My Feels
6. Five-Time 2nd Place Winner
7. I Know It's Only Fair
9. Rick's Toy Box
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Lon Beshiri.
Remastered specifically for vinyl.
/500 Opaque Pink vinyl
/500 Clear w/ Coke Bottle Green Splatter vinyl SOLD OUT
/500 Purple/White Wave vinyl SOLD OUT
/500 Blue/Green Galaxy vinyl SOLD OUT
Housed in a full color LP jacket featuring art by Olivia Tinnin, with lyric insert.
/100 Purple SOLD OUT
/100 Pink SOLD OUT
Pro-dubbed and housed in a clear cassette case with full-color j-card and download code.