Poolside is Los Angeles-based duo Jeffery Paradise and Filip Nikolic, good friends who are inspired by California, Mezcal, dancing, good food and friends. In late 2010, on a beautiful LA day, Jeffrey Paradise and Filip Nikolic were lounging next to their pool house-turned-music studio drinking and making music inspired by the summer vibes of that day. Later that night they put their first song, "Do You Believe" on their Soundcloud, and sent the link to a few friends. Within 23 hours, they had three offers from labels wanting to release it, and Poolside was officially born. What began as an excuse for two long distance friends to get together and drink by their pool, has quickly become one of the most anticipated albums of the summer.
Poolside self-describes their sound as "Daytime Disco", slowed down dance music for swimming in a pool on a hot day. Poolside's debut single "Do You Believe" was positively received, with DJs including Todd Terje and Dimitri from Paris charting it, and the press fell in love as well, Dazed & Confused praised the song for its "pop-tinged disco, brimming with optimistic vocals and retro acid synths," while NME lauded its "supremely casual decadence." The band's cover of Neil Young's "Harvest Moon" has become a staple of James Murphy's DJ sets, and "Take Me Home", from Poolside's forthcoming album was the first track on Aeroplane's recent "In Flight Entertainment" compilation. The Magician recently said that "Poolside's Pacific Standard Time is one of the top 10 albums of 2012" and the album has been # 1 on KCRW two weeks before it was even released. Poolside's "Slow Down" earned best new track from Pitchfork, and they were recently featured in Pitchfork's "Rising". The band now plays live as a four-piece, with Michael Gold, previously in the band Dazzler, on keys and Jason Pipkin on drums / percussion. Their debut album, Pacific Standard Time was released on their own label Day & Night Recordings on July 9.