Tommy Walter began his career in 1995 as a founding member of the critically acclaimed band EELS. They toured the world and released the album Beautiful Freak which has sold well over a million copies. In 2001, Tommy released the album Humanistic on Extasy/Warner Brothers under the monicker Abandoned Pools and followed that up in 2005 with Armed to the Teeth on Universal.
Over the years, Abandoned Pools has toured with the likes of Remy Zero, Garbage, Lenny Kravitz, Billy Corgan and A Perfect Circle; and Tommy has produced various side projects such as Glacier Hiking and Oliver the Penguin.
"After a five year hiatus it's great to be back making an Abandoned Pools album. I've had a lot of encouragement from fans over the years and I'm especially grateful for that. They've helped me realize that this is what I should be doing."