TO KILL A MONSTER Release Official Lyric Video for “Barely Breathing”

Columbus, OH based Alternative Rock band TO KILL A MONSTER has released the official lyric video for their new single, “Barely Breathing.” Created by Mike Colletti of MC Lyric Videos with single art by Dan Smotz of Goulash Media, “Barely Breathing” layers a heavy, rolling rock beat and crunchy guitar with soaring vocals by front-man and lone founding member Joey Lawson.

“‘Barely Breathing’ is a story about the loss of a loved one when they’re all you have left. Either in love or life or anything the listener might be going through.” – TO KILL A MONSTER

Purchase / Stream “Barely Breathing” Online:
Apple Music | Spotify

To Kill A Monster, formed in 2005, is an upbeat punk/rock/alternative band from Columbus, Ohio. This band has aged like a fine wine across the last 16 years. As a high energy, hard hitting band with melodic verses and catchy choruses, TKAM is never afraid to throw in a breakdown or dance beat just for fun. Along with a few stops on the Vans Warped Tour in 2013 and 2015, To Kill A Monster has had the privilege of sharing the stage with acts such as Asking Alexandria, 21 Pilots, Starset, The Devil Wears Prada, Switchfoot and many more. After a short hiatus, the band re-emerged better than ever with a whole new lineup. Joining original singer Joey Lawson is Corey Melton (drums), Josh Spence (bass), James Barron (guitar), and Scott Borealis (guitar). New music is on the way and To Kill A Monster couldn’t be more proud of what’s coming.

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Los Angeles’ Smallpools announce new tours w Walk The Moon and 21 Pilots/ Stage AE Pittsburgh 12/1

Smallpools, the Los Angeles 4-piece announce two new tours today. After headlining the sold out Neon Gold’s Popshop West party on September 4th, the band will divide their time between the studio working on the full-length debut and touring with Walk The Moon in October and 21 Pilots in November.  The foursome consist of Sean (vocals/keys), Mike (guitar), Joe (bass) and Beau (drums), just finished their tour with San Cisco to a wild response.

The release of their self-titled debut EP gained them critical acclaim. Neon Gold calls“Mason Jar” a sepia splash of power-pop that crystallizes into a starscraping smash before the verse even kicks in, as stadium-sized Of Monsters And Men gang vocals ride high on the buoyant flair of Smallpools’ youthful, Two Door-esque ebullience.” The indie pop band shared a “Dreaming” remix by The Chainsmokers HERE. In addition NYLON Magazine premiered the Charli XCX vs Twin Idol Remix of “Dreaming”. Check out more from their Billboard interview.

Their first single “Dreaming” was produced by Captain Cuts and instantly shot to #1 of Hype Machine within the first 3 days of its revealing. You can hear “Dreaming” HERE. Smallpools explains his song by saying: “In contrast to the upbeat vibe of the music, the song talks about a moment where everything goes wrong in a situation where you thought you had it all figured out.  A moment we’ve all experienced to some degree, but most often if we’re lucky, in a dream where we get to wake up in a sweat and say, “Phewf, ok, that wasn’t real.” 

One thing is certain though, Smallpools love to dream and they are just getting started.

Smallpools live dates:
$ with Walk The Moon
* with 21 Pilots

09/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo (SOLD OUT)
09/08 – Syracuse, NY @ Syracuse University

09/16 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
09/21 – Oceanside, CA @ 94.9 FM Independence Jam (w/ Cage The Elephant)
09/26 – Laramie, WY @ University of Wyoming
10/08 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues $
10/09 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues $
10/10 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom $
10/15 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater $
10/16 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory $
10/17 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom $
10/18 – Hollywood, CA @ The Palladium $
10/21 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater $
10/22 – Vancouver, CAN @ Vogue Theater $
10/23 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO $
10/24 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory $
10/26 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater $
10/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue $
10/30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater $
10/31 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theater $
11/25 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
11/29 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues *
11/30 – Detroit, MI @ Fillmore (89x show) *
12/01 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE *

Smallpools – Smallpools EP tracklist (out 7/16 on RCA Records):
01. Dreaming
02. Mason Jar
03. Over & Over
04. No Story Time

Smallpools EP out on RCA Records – free  HERE
Music Video “Dreaming” HERE
“Dreaming” HERE
“Dreaming” (The Chainsmokers Remix) HERE
“Dreaming” (Charli XCX vs Twin Idol Remix) HERE
“Dreaming” (Zookëper Remix) HERE
Download HERE
iTunes HERE
Amazon HERE

 “Smallpools’ opening statement sounds like it was written to be one of alternative radio’s songs of the summer, with its exuberant, helium-voiced Passion Pit vocal riffage; sparkling, hi-fi production; and young-and-invincible ‘tude.”
– Billboard

“”Dreaming” is alt radio gold with extreme crossover potential, the kind of song that only comes along a few times a year, and rarely on a debut single.”  – Neon Gold

Ladies and gentleman, your summer anthem has arrived. – Pigeons & Planes