Back in 2018, Tallahassee, Florida's Pool Kids released their very good debut album Music to Practice Safe Sex To on Skeletal Lightning, and we said: "There’s a noodly 'Midwest emo' vibe to it, but singer/guitarist Christine Goodwyne’s massive hooks make it stand out from the bulk of emo/pop punk." But don't take our word for it, take Hayley Williams', who said, "This is what Paramore WISHED we sounded like in the early 2000s. Love hearing mathy twinkly parts mixed with heavy moments. This kind of music will always be v special to me. Go see this band play a show, I bet they are so cool live."

They kept the momentum going in 2019 with a two-song 7" called POOL that saw them pulling a 180 and channeling gnarly hardcore punk ("While we were sort of doing it as a joke, all of us are hardcore and punk fans, and this was a fun opportunity to branch out and do something completely different from what we normally do," bassist/vocalist Nicolette Alvarez said, and in case you were wondering, the title of the 7" is a lighthearted joke about Code Orange dropping the "kids" from their name) and an Audiotree session that further showed off Pool Kids' chops and further suggested this is indeed a band you should see live.

And you can see Pool Kids live very soon actually, as they'll be opening The Wonder Years' half acoustic, half electric tour, alongside Free Throw and Spanish Love Songs. Some dates on that tour are already sold out (including New York and New Jersey, but not Connecticut), so get tickets while you can, and if you already have tickets, get to the gig on time to catch Pool Kids!

Ahead of the tour, Pool Kids are sharing their first-ever music video, for Music to Practice Safe Sex To highlight "$5 Subwteet." It was directed by Bao Ngo, and it gives you a taste of the band's math rock chops and personalities/senses of humor, all of which they've got in spades. Check it out below.

Pool Kids -- 2020 Tour Dates (with The Wonder Years, Free Throw, Spanish Love Songs) (unless otherwise noted)
Feb 20 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair (SOLD OUT)
Feb 21 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair (SOLD OUT)
Feb 22 - New York, NY @ Webster Theater
Feb 23 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head
Feb 24 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern^
Feb 25 - Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
Feb 26 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Feb 27 - Nashville, TN @ Cowan
Feb 28 - Pensacola, FL @ Night Moves#
Feb 29 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Mar 1 - Dallas, TX @ Canton
Mar 3 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Mar 4 - San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
Mar 5 - Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
Mar 6 - Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club*
Mar 7 - Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
Mar 8 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Mar 10 - Salt Lake, UT @ The Depot
Mar 11 - Denver, CO @ Summit
Mar 12 - Kansas City, MO @ Rino^
Mar 13 - St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
Mar 14 - Detroit, MI @ The Majestic
Mar 15 - Chicago, IL @ Concord
Mar 16 - Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Mar 18 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
Mar 19 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes (SOLD OUT)
Mar 20 - New Haven, CT @ Toads Place
Mar 21 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore (SOLD OUT)

* No Pool Kids
^ No The Wonder Years, Spanish Love Songs
# Pool Kids only