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Abandoned Pools

 
       

Genres: Rock / Alternative / Indie

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Stats: 895 fans / 76,041 plays / 12 plays today

   
 
 

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Members: Tommy Walter

Tommy Walter began his career in 1995 as a founding member of the critically acclaimed band eels. As the first group to sign to Dreamworks Records, the band toured the world in support of their release Beautiful Freak and the alternative rock hit 'Novocaine For The Soul'. At last count, the album has sold well over a million copies worldwide. In 2001, Tommy released the album 'Humanistic' on Extasy/Warner Brothers under the monicker Abandoned Pools and followed that up in 2005 with 'Armed to the Teeth' on Universal. Over the years, Tommy has mixed and produced various projects and has recently been active writing for television.

About Abandoned Pools:
On Humanistic, the 2001 debut, it referred to his leaving behind a seemingly carefree upbringing in the L.A. suburb of Westlake Village to pursue a career in rock, after studying French horn, theory & composition and film scoring at USC and then the University of the Pacific. That dream had its roots in Walter's childhood love of pop and rock music, beginning with the Star Wars soundtrack and Prince, then growing to include '80s U. K. new wave bands, indie guitar rock and cutting-edge electronics, all of them apparent on Humanistic as well as his Universal Records album, Armed to the Teeth.

That first album went on to sell over 100k, thanks to the Modern Rock hit, "The Remedy" and tours with the likes of Remy Zero, Garbage, Lenny Kravitz, Billy Corgan and A Perfect Circle.

Produced by Tommy and Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Interpol, Clinic, Erasure) and mixed by Ken Andrews (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Failure, Year of the Rabbit), Armed to the Teeth once again showcases Walter's ability to combine the macro and the micro, contrasting despair with world situations and personal affairs.

A third Abandoned Pools album is currently in production.

 

  • decaydancer501 said:
    hey. whats up? Apr 22
  • S!L^3R ... and so on... said:
    im thinkin you guys should get back together and make some more songs because you are amazing like that! am i right Mar 02
  • RockObsesse said:
    i love you guys, the remedy is my favourite. why did you guys have to break up? Feb 01
  • lanie said:
    amazing... your music sounds great... i like it Apr 25
  • MercysCry said:
    What ever happened to Mercy kiss? plz put it on your page. Aug 16
  • katie731 said:
    Hey Guys, My name is Katie and I am a Band Service Agent for the Western US Region of the 2007 Bodog Battle. I came across your website and I think your would be a great addition to the competition. I thought your song Goodbye Song was awesome. If you%u2019re curious about what the Battle looks like in action, check out the Bodog Music Battle Of The Bands TV Show, which airs every Wednesday on the FUSE network. Sign up now and you could be a part of it! Jul 13
  • arkadia pictures said:
    Great stuff. May 03
  • jasmine. said:
    i love your old music too. very nice. keep it up Mar 19
  • jasmine. said:
    i love your old music too. very nice. keep it up Mar 19
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  • PoetsRDead said:
    Your voice is so smooth and clear and just so different which is very refreshing. Love \"The Catalyst.\" Please, please, please perform in San Diego sometime! Feb 16
  • ISeeYouLooking23 said:
    Aww to cute. Love the music. Jan 18
  • said:
    i heard so much of your music having a clone high marathon new year\'s eve... i finally took the time to look you up &i think you are absolutely wonderful. thanks. Jan 12
  • said:
    WOW! Normally I dont listen to this kinda stuff. But you guys looked pretty cool, so I checked you out; and what can I say?? YOU GUYS ROCK! Nov 20
  • epowell said:
    PLEASSSSSE add Tighter Noose.... and let us download some songs!!! your gorgeous and dead sexy xoxooxxo lvoe, lizzy Jul 27
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