Poolblood shares ‘Dreamer’ video

Poolblood press photo
Photo Credit: Kate Killet

Toronto-based Poolblood (aka Maryam Said) has just signed with Shamir’s Accidental Popstar Records to release their ‘Yummy‘ EP on November 8. You can check out the imaginative video for Dreamer, which follows previous indie dream pop single I’m Sorry. Maryam describes Dreamer as “an opening theme song for a 90s TV show – Nostalgia is in the house.” Check out the video clip via YouTube below.

Reminiscent of Vivian Girls, Japanese Breakfast and Mannequin Pussy, Maryam describes themself as “a Cancer sun/Capricorn rising/Virgo moon who grew up a pop punk.” They recorded the EP with Shamir – who also lends guitar, lyrics, vocals and bass on it – in just three days right after Maryam lost a job and took the megabus to Philadelphia, PA.

Poolblood is an emotional project that encapsulates Maryam’s multitudes. It inspires feelings of “crying, dancing, teen movies and nostalgia,” Maryam says. “The process included a lot of memes, love and Shake Shack.” The songs have an intimacy but also boldness to them – a kind of energy Maryam also puts into riot grrrl-esque zines as well as their powerful music. The ‘Yummy’ EP is set for release on November 8 digitally and on vinyl via Accidental Popstar Records.

Poolblood Yummy EP cover artwork