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Smallpools 11/06/2022 at Terminal West | Dylan Basden Photography

Concert Review: The Cameras & Coastlines Tour at Terminal West

November 7th, 2022 | Atlanta, GA

Smallpools deliver a not-so-small performance at Terminal West with special guests DREAMERS and Young Rising Sons.

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Smallpools 11/06/2022 at Terminal West | Dylan Basden Photography

The "Cameras & Coastlines" tour, appropriately named after Smallpools new single, "Cameras & Coastlines", sees the band team up with DREAMERS for a not-quite-coheadline tour that very much felt like a co-headline tour. Pairing together two of the hottest underground indie pop/rock artists in America and cramming them into one of Atlanta's premier music clubs was a recipe for success. 

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DREAMERS 11/06/2022 at Terminal West | Dylan Basden Photography

Both Smallpools and DREAMERS are touring in support of new singles. The bands have both been silent this year on any upcoming projects, but have been pumping out some catchy new songs to tour on the back of. 

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Young Rising Sons 11/06/2022 at Terminal West | Dylan Basden Photography

New Jersey's Young Rising Sons kicked off the night with an electrified performance, complete with power pop choruses and rocker antics. Eager to blend Jersey's rock iconnicsm (i.e. Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi) with elements of catchy pop music (i.e. Harry Styles, 5 Seconds of Summer), Young Rising Sons bring an absolutely infectious opening performance. 

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DREAMERS 11/06/2022 at Terminal West | Dylan Basden Photography

Indie-rock with a punk attitude, DREAMERS bring a stage energy not many bands can match. Massive moments of swelling rock brought a crushing live set. Power chords and backing synths brought a high with their set, capturing the fun appeal of the band's L.A. roots with an energy that could get anyone moving. 

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DREAMERS 11/06/2022 at Terminal West | Dylan Basden Photography

Scuzzy and distorted, DREAMERS came out swinging with their set. Two of their rowdiest tracks, "SCREWS" and "Misfits T-Shirt" were among the first three played, and the band rarely let off the gas. The continued near full speed, taking a small pause mid-set for an unreleased tune, "Bleed Through", which was done stripped down. This song is a live exclusive which follows the story of regret after attempting to take your life, a heavy topic for what sonically was a very energetic and uplifting show, a common through line in DREAMERS' music.

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DREAMERS 11/06/2022 at Terminal West | Dylan Basden Photography

Full of energy, the band closed out their set on an explosive 3-song run with "Heat Seeker", "Painkiller", and their first radio hit, "Sweet Disaster". DREAMERS' full setlist is below.

      1. SCREWS
      2. Vampire in the Sun
      3. Misfits T-Shirt
      4. Desensitize
      5. Wolves (You Got Me)
      6. Someway, Somehow
      7. Bleed Through
      8. Black Confetti
      9. Internet Junkie
      10. Robbery
      11. Heat Seeker
      12. Painkiller
      13. Sweet Disaster


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Smallpools 11/06/2022 at Terminal West | Dylan Basden Photography

Smallpools came into the show eager to please. The band's last time in Atlanta, back in November 2021, marked the band's touring return from the pandemic hiatus. This time around, Smallpools are fully back in the swing of things. The band delivered an energetic and outright fun show, with audience members struggling to contain their joy throughout the night. 

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Smallpools 11/06/2022 at Terminal West | Dylan Basden Photography

The night began with the grandiose "Over & Over", an offering from the band's 2015 project LOVETAP!. This was followed up with "Stumblin' Home", a lighter and more upbeat track, and "Passenger Side", one of the best songs of the night. The band had hit full stride by this point, and delivered their most spot-on performance of the whole concert.

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Smallpools 11/06/2022 at Terminal West | Dylan Basden Photography

Production was top notch. Smallpools is a band that is very liberal with their tour budget, bringing in a ton of lights and an incredible team to back it. Every song had an equally as bombastic light show with it, perfectly synchronized with the music itself. Similarly, the audio was perfect in every way, with a great dynamic range and no slip ups. The only thing really missing was the band's inflatable orca whale, which was blocked by the venue.

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Smallpools 11/06/2022 at Terminal West | Dylan Basden Photography

In addition to their stellar beginning, Smallpools continued to deliver track after track. The band closed out the night with their hit song "Dreaming", as well as sprinkling in a handful of covers from Radiohead to Tears For Fears.

      1. Over & Over
      2. Stumblin' Home
      3. Passenger Side
      4. Street Fight
      5. Social
      6. Cameras & Coastlines
      7. Mother -> Creep (Radiohead cover)
      8. Life of the Party
      9. Simulation -> Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Tears For Fears cover)
      10. Lovetap!
      11. Killers Whales
      12. Million Bucks
      13. Dreaming
      -
      14. You Get What You Give (New Radicals cover) -> Karaoke


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Smallpools 11/06/2022 at Terminal West | Dylan Basden Photography

With just shy of a dozen dates left on the "Cameras & Coastlines" tour, Smallpools and DREAMERS have a lot of driving ahead of them. A drive up the east coast, through the rust belt, and down through the midwest lands the tour in Nashville, TN for their final stop on November 22nd. The remaining dates are below.

      11/08 Charlotte, NC Amo's Southbend*
      11/10 Washington D.C. The Fillmore*
      11/11 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre*
      11/12 Boston, MA Big Night*
      11/13 Philadelphia, PA Brooklyn Bowl*
      11/15 Chicago, IL House of Blues*
      11/16 Grand Rapids, MI Elevation*
      11/18 St. Paul, MN Amsterdam Bar & Hall*
      11/19 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room*
      11/20 Des Moines, IA Wooly's*
      11/22 Nashville, TN Basement East*

      * with Young Rising Sons

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DREAMERS 11/06/2022 at Terminal West | Dylan Basden Photography

Incredible. From start to finish, every last bit of this show was in incredible. Pair together Smallpools and DREAMERS and you're already set as an alt-rock fan. Through in a new name with Young rising Sons and you're in for a stellar night. There was never a dull moment, and certainly a show you don't want to miss.

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