I finished out Smallpools‘ American Love tour with them this fall, along with the fab Machineheart & Phoebe Ryan! These photos cover Kansas City, Denver, a radio party in Ft. Collins, and a crazy Halloween show in Colorado Springs.
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I spent a day in the studio with Smallpools at the end of the Lovetap! Tour this summer to document the process of recording their acoustic mashup cover of Major Lazer’s “Lean On” with the classic song “Lean on Me” at the Red Bull Studio in Santa Monica. It was amazing to watch the process from arrangement to tracking (as well as hopping into the booth to contribute some group vocals myself).
Check out the track on Soundcloud with these BTS photos!
Tour just ended a few days ago, so this is my final installment of the Lovetap Tour photo journal! It flew by. Love to look back and see how far this band has come- 20 out of 26 shows sold out!
Since my last post, we’ve covered Kansas City, Denver, SLC, Portland, Santa Ana, & the motherland LA! (Seattle and San Fran as well, but I flew home to shoot a few weddings that weekend.) Hunter Hunted joined up and we inherited some more girls on tour! They are fab- check them out. We had some really rad, huge venues in there. And SoCal is always a pleasure of course, finishing it off at the El Rey!
#ALMfancam went SO well! Stay tuned for a blog post dedicated to some of my favorite shots from your disposable cameras over the last couple of months! And if you don’t already, follow me on IG, Twitter, and Snapchat (@annaleemedia) for continuing photo updates & BTS!
^ Photo by Erix Arocha^ Photo by Kat Lozhnikova^ Photo by Rachel Martin^ Photo by Rachel Martin
Can’t believe tour is already more than half over! We’re finally making our way across the country and have been camped out in the Midwest for a few days now. Since my last update we’ve covered some really rad cities including Cleveland, Detroit, Boston, NYC (double header!), Indy, & Minny tonight. Although it’s crazy busy, NYC is always a fave stop especially with all the tour friends coming through! But we were very sad to say goodbye to Vinyl Theatre there, as their leg of tour had come to an end. Love those dudes!
The absolute best part about tonight: We are currently down a band, so our bus driver Lenny Mayes opened up the show with some crazy rap skills. Such as awesome guy to have around- none of us knew how talented he is!
Here’s a photo journal from the last several days! Follow me on IG, Twitter, and Snapchat (@annaleemedia) for more daily photo updates & BTS!
I’m a week (6 shows) into my month on tour with Smallpools! By now touring with these buds (plus a few new members to the crew) is as familiar as any other job I’ve held, which is the best feeling. The next 3 weeks are going to fly by!
So far it’s been spent exclusively in the Eastern Midwest hitting Pittsburgh, Philly, Columbus, Cinci, Richmond, and Princeton. (I was also able to make it to the Tulsa show right at the beginning of tour.) My favorite venue during leg one has been Union Transfer- such a beautiful room. And playing for Princeton University was a very interesting and hospitable experience!
I’d met Vinyl Theatre previously on the Magic Man tour, so it’s great to get to hit the road with them this time! Their set has killer energy every night and gets everyone super hyped. I also made some new friends in Grizfolk- super sweet guys with beautiful music!
Here’s a photo journal of week one!
Had a blast with Smallpools at SXSW this year- hope you got a chance to catch them if you were there! The fest kept them busy with showcases and interviews every single day. Here’s some shots from the week!
And check back for my next post featuring the rest of the rad SXSW bands I had the pleasure to hear/shoot!
‘LOVETAP!‘ is out today! These boys and their music mean the world to me, and I’m so thankful to have worked with them for the past year. In December we set out to do a photo shoot in the SoCal desert which later became artwork for the new album. This photo story includes never before seen promo shots, b-roll and outtakes from that day- digital and film.
Also check out the Spotify promotion for the album release on The Drop, including some more behind the scenes photos from tour. See you all on the road this spring/summer! Follow me on Instagram (@annaleemedia) & come say hi!
Finally posting Part 2 of Smallpools tour this summer supporting Neon Trees. This set starts at Chipotle’s Cultivate Fest in San Francisco and ending in my home state at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK. Check out their upcoming headline tour dates here!