July 22, 2022
Pool Kids are energy. Raw, sporadic, and indisputably authentic, the four piece group originally hails from Tallahassee, FL. "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.
International fans, please order from the following locations for cheaper shipping rates:
Stiff Slack Records (Japan)
* Purchase includes instant full album download.
"(Pool Kids) is filled with gut punch hooks" -Pitchfork
"Pool Kids Makes Perfect Pop-Rock Songs About Living Online" -Vanity Fair
"(Pool Kids) loaded everything they had into 12 prismatic, tenacious hits" - Stereogum
“…downright inspiring” - Billboard
“every sound reaches its peak and coaxes more beauty from the auditory comments around it.” - Alternative Press
"'Pool Kids' welcomes you in and empowers you to move towards emotional catharsis, especially on standouts like “That’s Physics, Baby” and “I Hope You’re Right,” which are practically aglow with sonic polish and unpretentious humanity." -Paste Magazine
"Goodwyne knows that subtleties won’t get her far, and “That’s Physics, Baby” is anything but understated. Over sprightly, mathy guitar riffs and pummeling drums, her voice bursts with a newfound confidence." -Consequence of Sound
"By all accounts, Pool Kids have taken the best aspects of their sound, cut the fat, and are ready to deliver their songs with a newfound sense of self-assuredness." -Consequence of Sound
"Pool Kids welcomes you in and empowers you to move towards emotional catharsis, especially on standouts like “That’s Physics, Baby” and “I Hope You’re Right,” which are practically aglow with sonic polish and unpretentious humanity." - Paste Magazine
"Layering angsty vocals against melodic guitar pop and taut math rock, Christine Goodwyne, Nicolette Alvarez, Andy Anaya, Caden Clinton birth a fresh take on nostalgic ’90s tones while invoking early Minus The Bear nonchalance." -Stereogum
“That’s Physics, Baby” is a wonderfully cascading piece. Each layer of the track feels timid, starting for a time but backing down just as they pick up steam. The chorus sees each element embrace each other. In an act of mutual encouragement, every sound reaches its peak and coaxes more beauty from the auditory components around it." - Alternative Press
"(That's Physics, Baby)'s got crystal-clear production, and there's a powerhouse pop quality to singer Christine Goodwyne's voice." - BrooklynVegan