Over the next 11 weeks I’ll dig deep into the 2014 Coachella Music Festival lineup, featuring one band per day. The purpose of this piece is to assist in difficult decisions that inevitably you’ll need to make, as well as, serve as a fun countdown to Coachella Week. Note: All bands appear in a completely random order… Enjoy, and let the countdown begin!
Day 15 = Poolside
Performing = Sunday
Poolside are the Los Angeles based duo Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise. The two allegedly invented the sound they call “Daytime Disco” when they formed back in 2010. Their lone LP Pacific Standard Time was released in the summer of 2012, and houses the single “Do You Believe” (watch below). The duo began to receive attention when James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) began dropping their cover of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” in his DJ sets.
The band’s name comes from a pool house they converted into a recording studio, and their desire to DJ high-end daytime pool parties.
Prior to the Poolside project, Mr. Nikolic was known for his work as the bassist in the bands Junior Senior and Ima Robot. Mr. Paradise used to be a San Francisco DJ, and prior to that was a member of the band The Calculators. When Paradise left the band to pursue college, the rest of The Calculators formed the band The Rapture.
You can find a copy of their debut album on their website for five bucks.
Visit the Poolside website here:
“Do You Believe”
“Next To You”