At the top of 2013, Los Angeles rock-pop band Smallpools didn't even exist.
The band's frontman Sean Scanlon and guitarist Mike Kamerman had collaborated in bands since '07, but met bassist Joe Intile and drummer Beau Kuther who formed Smallpools last February. Today, the group is signed with major label RCA Records (home to rock acts like Foo Fighters and Kings of Leon) and in July released their self-titled debut EP, centered around a Passion Pit-esque lead single "Dreaming." The boys talked to Fuse about their debut track and how they tour with just a four-song EP to their name.
"['Dreaming'] is about doing anything and you think you have everything figured out," the band says of the track that hit the Top 40 of Billboard's Alternative chart in July. "But it all goes haywire, and there's this moment of 'Oh crap,' and you're hoping it's a dream sequence."
Along with "Dreaming," their self-titled EP has only three other tracks. But that hasn't stopped the quartet from opening for Walk the Moon and Twenty One Pilots. "We need to keep writing songs," the group admits. "We play the EP completely on tour. but there's two or three new songs that aren't complete that we put in. We definitely need to spend a lot more time on the album before we can headline... or even fill enough time for a headlining spot."
Above, get more information on their songwriting process and filming the "Dreaming" music video. Then watch the full video for the single below.