Monday, June 9, 2008

New Record

I started writing some new songs and hope to put out a new record later this year. At the latest, it'll happen in November since thats been how it's went down for the past two years. I get about a month and a half off of work in July and August so I hope to do the bulk of recording during that time when my mind is clear and I can take the time needed to record.

At the moment, it's looking like it's going to be quite different from the past two. I don't really feel like making a big fuss out of it nor do I really have the equipment now to do another Electronica-style record. I'd say that it might end up like a cross between David Grey's "White Ladder," Neil Young's "Silver and Gold," and some of the messyness of the Bradley Nowell acoustic record. Change is good so we'll see what happens.

Tomorrow is my birthday and I'll be spending it teaching little kids how to speak English. Haha. Later. Brad

Monday, May 5, 2008

Life In Japan

It's been a very long time since the last post, but here we go.

I moved to Japan in March 2008 and am having a great time. I started up a new blog here: Check it out. I'm playing at a venue in Tokyo at the end of June with some other awesome musicians. After we practice for the show in the coming weeks, we're planning to play in the street so hopefully I'll have some video of that up on the YouTube Page.

I've been writing a little bit lately. I don't have an electric guitar over here, only acoustic and limited equipment. I'm hoping to release some acoustic stuff later on this year, and possibly a free EP of acoustic cover songs if anybody wants it. Work and play have been keeping me busy but I definitely intend on putting out more music.

We still have two records available for sale all over the Internet. Thanks to everybody who's been supporting us and buying the music. Keep it up. I know I have a tendency to go MIA on the Internet sometimes and it's awesome to see people still into the music.

For more detailed info on how Japan is going, again check out the new blog:



Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Home E.P. - New Album Announcement

Hey everybody,

I'm very happy to announce the arrival of our second album, Home. We've been working really hard on it for quite some time now and it's great to finally set it free. Some of the songs are only a month old while I've toying around with others for about a year now. It contains six songs and is an E.P.

I submitted it into iTunes, Emusic, etc tonight (Nov. 13) and it should be available to buy within the coming weeks. Some stores will get it faster than others and I'll be sure keep everyone updated. At the latest it should be available by mid-December I'd say.

The overall vibe of the record is quite relaxed compared to some of our other songs. The subject matter on the album deals a lot with death and rebirth, combined with a healthy dose of my love for all things science related.

Musically, we used more atmospheric keyboard sounds and I tried to go for slightly more tweaked out guitar sounds.

I may edit this post at a later date to give additional info on the record if I think of anything. If you have any burning questions about it, you can send email to:

Enjoy the 3 tunes I put up on the Myspace page and I'll keep you posted as to when it's available for sale.


Monday, November 5, 2007 - DRM Free

Hey everybody,

Our music is also available now in the brand new DRM-Free music store. Check it out. You can play those mp3s in any mp3 player and burn as many CDs as you want with them.

We finished the new EP and it should be available for sale in the music stores within the next couple months. I'll posts some songs from it as soon as they're ready.


Monday, October 15, 2007

The National Pool on Halo 3!

hell yes we are!....WE are...not our music...unfortunately...

Add us!! gamer tag: SoiledP

when our day jobs are through crushing our souls for the day
we like to unwind and kick some ass online, teabag a few chins...
who knows!?!?

Anyways, we're ramping up for the release of our NEW EP!!
so check back periodically

i love you

Brad's note: This was originally a Myspace bulletin post by Kyle. I'm also posting it here in case any one missed it.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Aug 23, 2007 - Long Awaited Update

At long last, here is a full update. I hope it's interesting.

Why no blog posts lately? Things have been very busy and there also wasn't much going on to write about. Any free time I've had was spent studying Japanese, being lazy, or going to the podcast, Modern Music Business.

Lending A Hand: Since The National Pool is only a studio project for the moment, getting the word out can be a bit tough. So if you like our music, please lets your friends know about it. I've also uploaded the AO1 single to a torrent. Click here for our listing on The Pirate Bay. If the download goes slow at first, blame Comcast and be patient. I will be seeding this torrent forever and rest assured you'll get it.

New E.P.: We will be done recording by the end of September at the latest. From there, we master the record and submit it into iTunes which could take some time. The album has a very chilled out vibe to it. The single from the record is called "Home" and my favorite song title is called "We Want You Dead." As of now, the record is untitled.

Once we have the record back from being mastered, we'll be sure to post songs to the page. I also plan to start work on at least one full length album to release by early next year.

Here is the current track listing:
1. We Want You Dead
2. Walking Down The Hall
3. Aurora
4. Home
5. Changing Tides
6. ???

Within the next month or so I hope to do a full redesign of our "site." I say "site" because it's really just a Myspace page. Nonetheless, it will look different.

I suppose that's all for now. If you want to say hi, email or Skype: thenationalpool


Wednesday, August 1, 2007

8.1.07 - Quick Update

This is more of a half-blog post.

1. Real blog post with news and things is coming this weekend.
2. EP almost finished recording. Should be out in a couple months.

Talk soon.