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Los Angeles Pop Punk artist Poel released brand new single ‘Smells like American Spirit’

Drawing on influences such as Nirvana, The Offspring, and Rise Against, Poel crafts his own unique blend of Pop Punk. The upbeat hard hitting song features anthemic riffs, thumping bass lines, tight and syncopated drums and engaging hooky vocals.

This is the 5th and final song off of Poel’s debut EP entitled ‘Waves’ which has clear  influences of Pop Punk classics such as Nirvana, Green Day, The Offspring, and Rise Against.

“We really wanted to write a slamming punk EP” Poel said “We grew up on Nirvana, The Offspring, Rage Against the Machine, Sublime, NOFX, Sum 41. The goal was to sort of fuse alot of those influences together to make something new and interesting and relevant in 2024”

Originally hailing from Michigan, Poel (pronounced Pool) made the move to L.A in 2012 and began woodshedding pop songs for sync licensing. “After a while, I realized sync licensing just wasn’t my thing. The idea of producing all these generic poppy songs for a library was just becoming gross. I wanted to get back to my childhood roots of grunge and punk.”

Produced by K Pop chart-topping producer Rokman, ‘Smells like American Spirit’ features super tight and clean production with special attention to sonic detail. Poel’s vocal go from smooth and soft in the verses to hard hitting rock in the choruses.


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