If there is one band you should ride out the remaining few and precious days of summer to (or, in San Francisco's case, start finally welcoming summer to), it's my new favorite fellas, Smallpools.
Now, I may be slightly biased considering I went to high school with the manager (Hi, Greg!!) and am friendly with the lead singer (Sean! So happy for you!), but their music really speaks for its upbeat self and doesn't need my humble two thumbs up to help sell it. Dre and I had an absolute blast at their SF show last week and are super grateful for their generous and kind hospitality in hosting us. They are a seriously talented group and the fact that they are such genuine and fun guys certainly doesn't hurt, either.
I highly recommend their self titled EP! It's great for solo room dancing, windows down car rides, shower (or public?) sing-a-longs and pretty much any scenario where you might need a boost of the happies.
Here's their first single, Dreaming, for your listening pleasure...