Smallpools is an act that formed earlier this year and already has a record deal with a major (RCA). There are artists who work for years, if not decades, to become signed to a contract for more exposure and income. Some critically acclaimed groups like Frostiva , The Big Creak, and The Favors split up before that recording contract and radio airplay ever happen.
Not only is this band on RCA, but their song featured in this video, is #26 on the Mediabase Alternative Chart and climbing. Damone and Longwave, former members of the RCA family, never received that kind of success during their stints with the label.
After three weeks on YouTube, the video already has over 150,000 views. If it can surpass that magic number of a million and the song become licensed in a commercial or two, watch out.