Chandler, AZ’s Robby Fronzo is a computer technician who moonlights as a musician. Using the moniker Pools, Fronzo has released three albums and two EPs to date. On a flyer, he sent RMP a collection of songs from each of these releases, and while not everyone is a masterpiece, there are ate least a few that show signs of serious promise.
Though the lyrics are horribly crude, “Are you DTF?,” is actually quite catchy and could easily land itself on college radio. Same goes for the earnest and amiable “Ricki Don’t Lose That Charm.” Fronzo’s strengths are definitely in his lyrics and the nostalgia-laden “MTV,” is veritable proof of that. The best of the lot though may be 2010’s “Wrong Direction,” a heart on the sleeve confessional that finds him defeated, bewildered and aimless. And it is in those three minutes that Pools makes all the sense in the world. At the heart of it, Fronzo is an every man, just as confused and befuddled as the rest of us. While he still has a lot of work to do before making a dent in the Arizona indie rock scene, there’s reason enough to think that given the right amount of time, it just might happen. To listen to Pools, head here.