Poolboy's infectious pop-influenced garage punk antics almost ended in tragedy. Two years after a blazing start on the central Oklahoma music scene, vocalist/guitarist, Michael Loveland, developed cancer. Surrounded by the love and support of friends, Loveland beat the disease into remission. "Spending that time fighting for my life, I learned what is important to me." Now healthy, Loveland and his cohorts, Sean Barker on vocals/bass, and John Calvin Abney (John Moreland / Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires) on drums, laid out a new set of songs and began playing shows again. Including a highlight as headliner for a stage at Norman Music Festival.