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Soundpool performing under a psychedelic film backdrop.
Background information
OriginNew York City/New York/United States
GenresShoegaze, dream pop, disco, psychedelia
Years active2005–Present
LabelsAloft, Killer Pimp
Associated actsThe Slamhound Hunters, the Loveless, Jet Set Six, the Idle, the Happy Scene, the Stargazer Lilies
MembersKim Field
John Ceparano
Mark Robinson
James Renard
Sanford Santacroce
Past membersBen Malkin
Rich Bennett
Dean McCormick
Andy Durutti
Paolo Martin

Soundpool is a New York City-based shoegaze band, formed in 2005.


Led by singer Kim Field and guitarist John Ceparano (previously with the Loveless and Jet Set Six), Soundpool formed in 2005, also featuring drummer James Renard (formerly of the Idle and the Happy Scene), keyboardist Mark Robinson and rotating bassists including Ben Malkin, Rich Bennett, Dean McCormick and Andy Durutti.[1] Sanford Santacroce later joined as the group's permanent bassist.

Soundpool's debut studio album, On High, was released May 16, 2006 by Aloft Records, followed by Dichotomies & Dreamland in 2008.

The "But It's So" 7" single was released by Killer Pimp on January 26, 2010 in a limited edition of 500 copies.

Mirrors in Your Eyes, the band's third album, was released by Killer Pimp on April 27, 2010. It was noted for its unusual blend of shoegaze and disco.[2]

Re-mirrored, an extended play featuring remixes by Colder, Lawrence Chandler, GTO, Strategy and Syntaks, was issued on May 24, 2011.

The band then went on indefinite hiatus.

Other projects[edit]

Field and Ceparano formed the band the Stargazer Lilies, who have since released three albums: We Are the Dreamers (2013), Door to the Sun (2016) and Lost (2017).


Studio albums[edit]

  • On High (2006, Aloft Records)
  • Dichotomies & Dreamland (2008, Aloft Records)
  • Mirrors in Your Eyes (2010, Killer Pimp)

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • "But It's So" 7" single (2010, Killer Pimp)
  • Re-mirrored EP (2011, Killer Pimp)


Current members:

  • Kim Field - vocals, Q-chord, omnichord, keyboard
  • John Ceparano - guitar, bass, vocals
  • Mark Robinson - keyboards
  • James Renard - drums
  • Sanford Santacroce - bass

Former members:

  • Ben Malkin - bass
  • Rich Bennett - bass
  • Dean McCormick - bass
  • Andy Durutti - bass
  • Paolo Martin - bass


  1. ^ Biography by Margaret Reges. All Music Guide.
  2. ^ "Mirrors In Your Eyes - Soundpool". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 23, 2011.