If you are looking to end your weekend on a high note, join us to see smallpools and morgxn at the Fine Line Sunday night. Tickets are still available HERE
Nashville/LA indie-rockers Smallpools are back with their new single, “cycle.” The second offering from the band’s upcoming sophomore LP due early 2021, “cycle” explores a heartbreak and the fear and cynicism that comes along with it. The fear that life will just be a never-ending sequence of falling in and out of love.
Smallpools erupted onto the scene with their head-turning opening statement, “Dreaming” (now RIAA Certified Gold). The song surged to the top of the Hypemachine chart; quickly earning the band support from alternative radio stations across the country, multiple late night television appearances, and a home on the road as the opening act for Twenty One Pilots, Walk the Moon, Grouplove, and Two Door Cinema Club on their national tours. Smallpools then released their acclaimed, debut album LOVETAP! and spent the majority of the next two years selling out venues nationwide in support of its release.
Los Angeles singer-songwriter morgxn has revealed MERIDIAN: vol 1, the first of a two-part EP. An artist who makes truly vulnerable music, morgxn brings that radiant authenticity to a mesmerizing selection of songs and ultimately proves that sensitivity may be a deep source of strength.
We’ve already seen the release of “Porcelain” from the EP with defiant energy channeled in stomping beats and majestic chanting vocals. While on the emotional ballad, “How Do You Hold What Hurts,” morgxn shares a stark but finely detailed meditation on the unbearable weight of deep-rooted pain. Fueled with punchy pop velocity, the album’s focus track “Losing Myself” was the first song written for the MERIDIAN: vol 1 project produced and co-written with NZ trio Thom Powers (of The Naked and Famous), Chelsea Jade, and Simon Oscroft. The song is an admission that the constant touring and pressure morgxn felt was beginning to erode their spirit.
“Sometimes on tour people look at me like I have answers when I am just a human being fumbling through the dark,” said morgxn.