The Lovepools /  Los Angeles Indie Rock
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The Lovepools

Indie Rock
Los Angeles

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Indie rock for hopeless romantics

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PREMIERE: THE LOVEPOOLS’ “I SHOULD BE FALLIN’ IN LOVE WITH YOU” IS A NEW CLASSIC — 07/31/2017

If The Lovepools’ new single feels like a classic, that’s because everything about it is classic: Out today, “I Should Be Fallin’ in Love With You” is about lost love and missed opportunities: What could have been, what should have been, and what can never be. Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “I Should Be Fallin’ in Love with You,” the latest single from indie rock act The Lovepools. The moniker for Los Angeles singer/songwriter Anthony Shea, The Lovepools’ music blends the melodic stylings of ’90s and ’00s Britpop with a heartfelt-to-the-point-of-hapless intimacy. Though it’s built into a full-fledged rocker, “I Should Be Fallin’ In Love With You” has the earnest quality of a coffeehouse jam – it’s the song you want to hear playing at your local cafe. Fittingly, “I Should Be Fallin’ in Love with You” is about the artist’s decision not to pursue a certain romantic interest, but to instead devote his full self to music. “It was inspired by my friend whom I had feelings for, but I didn’t act on them out of fear that a step forward in love, could be two steps backward in music,” explains Anthony Shea. The plight – and irony of a song coming out of that plight – is all too real, but what’s truly majestic is how utterly small Shea is able to make himself in this song. He blends nostalgia and regret into this massive wave of sadness – and surely, to know you’ve missed your chance at something that could have made you happy beyond your wildest dreams, is worth brooding over. Shea continues: “Around that time, my stepfather had mentioned how many famous artists have a “perfect” song. I wanted to write something more straight forward and poppy after that conversation. The song came to me fast. It was written and recorded in two days in my home studio. I tried to change the lyrics and add more parts to it, but eventually I decided to leave it how it was originally written.” He poured himself into this song organically, and that comes through in the music, the lyrics, and the song’s simple, yet evocative production. Everything about “I Should Be Fallin’ in Love with You” feels real: Through a straightforward four-chord melody, Shea recounts his own trials and adventures, how music was and has always been his focus, and that although he knew he would have to make sacrifices along the way, he could never have known how hard some sacrifices would be. “Love’s on the shelf, I’m afraid to try,” sings Shea in the final verse. How utterly true that statement feels: We see the artist diving deep inside himself in order to understand why he does what he does. Ultimately, his lament over a missed opportunity turns into this realization of a stronger fear – that one cannot simply have it all, and that pursuit of happiness in one sphere means giving up pursuits in another sphere. A heavy song that resonates with anyone who’s had to make personal sacrifices for greater goals, The Lovepools’ “I Should Be Fallin’ in Love with You” feels like a classic song, because it is a classic song.

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The Lovepools - Animal Instinct (Official Video)...

The Lovepools - Animal Instinct (Official Video)

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The Lovepools - How Do You Like Me Now? - Live at Amplyfi 6-2-17...

The Lovepools - How Do You Like Me Now? - Live at Amplyfi 6-2-17

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Anthony Shea | The Lovepools
Anthony Shea
See you in the funny papers | The Lovepools
See you in the funny papers
I Might Jump Off The Deep End If You're Mine | The Lovepools
I Might Jump Off The Deep End If You're Mine
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The Lovepools /  Los Angeles Indie Rock

Indie rock for hopeless romantics.

Heartfelt reverberations in the form of sincere lyrics, instrumental warmth, and unforgettable choruses.

The musical equivalent of a California sun shining on a shambolic estate in Leeds. Step outside and take it all in, the music will fill your lungs like a melodic breeze.

LA’s The Lovepools is the brain child of Anthony Shea. Shea skillfully writes, records, produces, mixes and masters from his city bedroom; taking the concept to market all on his own. Shea writes with big poppy melodies, sugary lead guitar lines, and crisp bouncy drum beats, but his vocal character and lyrics wander in and out of hope and melancholy.

Perhaps The Lovepools would then be more aptly described as Shea’s lovechild with the musical output of the UK. The Anglo influence can be found oozing out of all corners of the music. The Lovepools well-received EP, Safely In My Loveseat, conjures up influences of Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, and Feeder. The Lovepools newest single, See You In The Funny Papers, expands on Loveseat’s sound by going for broke on Shea’s Britpop instincts and edging them with a brash American sexuality. The track is an exciting insight into what’s next for the band ready to “invade!” from within.

Lead Vocals/Guitar/Keyboard
Jul 31, 2017

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PREMIERE: THE LOVEPOOLS’ “I SHOULD BE FALLIN’ IN LOVE WITH YOU” IS A NEW CLASSIC
PREMIERE: THE LOVEPOOLS’ “I SHOULD BE FALLIN’ IN LOVE WITH YOU” IS A NEW CLASSIC

If The Lovepools’ new single feels like a classic, that’s because everything about it is classic: Out today, “I Should Be Fallin’ in Love With You” is about lost love and missed opportunities: What could have been, what should have been, and what can never be. Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “I Should Be Fallin’ in Love with You,” the latest single from indie rock act The Lovepools. The moniker for Los Angeles singer/songwriter Anthony Shea, The Lovepools’ music blends the melodic stylings of ’90s and ’00s Britpop with a heartfelt-to-the-point-of-hapless intimacy. Though it’s built into a full-fledged rocker, “I Should Be Fallin’ In Love With You” has the earnest quality of a coffeehouse jam – it’s the song you want to hear playing at your local cafe. Fittingly, “I Should Be Fallin’ in Love with You” is about the artist’s decision not to pursue a certain romantic interest, but to instead devote his full self to music. “It was inspired by my friend whom I had feelings for, but I didn’t act on them out of fear that a step forward in love, could be two steps backward in music,” explains Anthony Shea. The plight – and irony of a song coming out of that plight – is all too real, but what’s truly majestic is how utterly small Shea is able to make himself in this song. He blends nostalgia and regret into this massive wave of sadness – and surely, to know you’ve missed your chance at something that could have made you happy beyond your wildest dreams, is worth brooding over. Shea continues: “Around that time, my stepfather had mentioned how many famous artists have a “perfect” song. I wanted to write something more straight forward and poppy after that conversation. The song came to me fast. It was written and recorded in two days in my home studio. I tried to change the lyrics and add more parts to it, but eventually I decided to leave it how it was originally written.” He poured himself into this song organically, and that comes through in the music, the lyrics, and the song’s simple, yet evocative production. Everything about “I Should Be Fallin’ in Love with You” feels real: Through a straightforward four-chord melody, Shea recounts his own trials and adventures, how music was and has always been his focus, and that although he knew he would have to make sacrifices along the way, he could never have known how hard some sacrifices would be. “Love’s on the shelf, I’m afraid to try,” sings Shea in the final verse. How utterly true that statement feels: We see the artist diving deep inside himself in order to understand why he does what he does. Ultimately, his lament over a missed opportunity turns into this realization of a stronger fear – that one cannot simply have it all, and that pursuit of happiness in one sphere means giving up pursuits in another sphere. A heavy song that resonates with anyone who’s had to make personal sacrifices for greater goals, The Lovepools’ “I Should Be Fallin’ in Love with You” feels like a classic song, because it is a classic song.

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Jun 13, 2017

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The Matinee June 13th
The Matinee June 13th

If you are in dire need of a laugh, then you have come to the right spot in The Matinee. Anthony Shea is unlike most artists, as through his project The Lovepools he’s making extremely whimsical songs that make Mac DeMarco’s music sound like Simon & Garfunkel. His latest single, “Animal Instinct”, takes the classic love song and turns it on its head and then some. The song isn’t about a relationship even though the song’s title may indicate a wild night of unadulterated love making between two people. It’s not even about humans. The song literally is about animals and their natural behaviors, and Shea takes on the role of multiple animals. Hey you, I’ll be a monkey in your zoo. No homo sapien could ever have a chance with you. I see you planted, so I swing from tree to tree. Deep in the jungle, you’re a tigress waiting patiently. What adds to the song’s humor is the approach he’s taken. The song is ’80s piano-pop a la Billy Joel mixed with Rick Astley grooves and Stephen Malkmus’ quirky ideas. We always ask for creative songwriting, and Shea has hit it out of the park. “Animal Instinct” is one fun, albeit zany, experience.

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Anthony Shea

Singer/Guitarist/Keyboardist
(213) 280-0569
Date Title Location Type Info
Aug 12, 2017 Amplyfi Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Sep 09, 2017 Silverlake Lounge Los Angeles, CA Performance