Poolside’s first new full-length LP in three years, LOW SEASON arrives Friday, February 7th. In addition, the band has also released, “Around The Sun” the latest single from their eagerly awaited new album.
When writing “Around the Sun” Poolside set out to make a song that fits in the tradition of classic American songwriting from the late 60s to the 80s – the type of song that you could learn the chords to and play at a beach bonfire or sing to your significant other. The track – which features shimmering backing vocals from Los Angeles-based psych outfit Amo Amo – is available now at all DSPs; an official music video is streaming now.
“Lyrically it’s about the passage of time and the bittersweet experiences that you have over the course of the year,” says Poolside’s frontman Jeffrey Paradise. “I was personally feeling these things deeply and channeled them naturally into the lyrics. The song is not a lament but an acceptance and ultimately a celebration.”
LOW SEASON marks the first Poolside album to be wholly produced by founding member and visionary Jeffrey Paradise following the departure of co-founding member Filip Nikolic in 2017. The album – which follows 2017’s breakthrough second LP, HEAT – showcases Poolside’s classic daytime disco sound with a wider array of producers, songwriters and musicians.
Paradise collaborated with Panama, Ben Browning (Cut Copy), Amo Amo, Psychemagik and various others on crafting the album. He was also joined in the studio by members of the extraordinarily powerful Poolside live band, including drummer Vito Roccoforte (The Rapture), bassist/vocalist Mattie Safer (The Rapture), percussionist Brijean Murphy (Toro Y Moi, U.S. Girls) and saxophonist/keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Casey Butler (Pharaohs).
“LOW SEASON is an album that is sonically and lyrically akin to traveling to someplace tropical then finding the beaches empty and the weather uncertain – you venture down unexpected paths, discovering people and places on your journey that surprise you and provide you with a new perspective on life. While this might not be an experience you share on Instagram, it becomes a profound memory that inspires you for a lifetime. Sonically, while staying rooted in the electronic world, Low Season moves in an organic and human direction with guitars, pianos and hand drums weaving their way through every song. Lyrically, the songs dig deep and are personal and vulnerable. This album expresses all the ups and downs and highs and lows of life, love, loneliness, success, failure and the beauty in searching for something more.” – Jeffrey Paradise, Poolside
LOW SEASON is available for pre-order beginning today, with all pre-orders joined by an instant grat download of “Around The Sun” and previously released “Can’t Stop Your Lovin’.”
Poolside will mark the arrival of LOW SEASON with an extensive European/UK run supporting Tycho in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. North American headline dates will be announced in the coming weeks. For complete details and ticket availability, please visit www.poolsidemusic.com.
EUROPE TOUR 2020
9 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
10 – Stockholm, Sweden – Vasteatern
11 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega Main Hall
13 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefährlich
14 – Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall
15 – Paris, France – Elysée Montmartre
17 – Brussels, Belgium – AB Ballroom @ Ancienne Belgique
18 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
19 – Berlin, Germany – Huxley’s
21 – Warsaw, Poland – Praga Centrum
23 – Prague, Czech Republic – Roxy
24 – Budapest, Hungary – Akvárium
25 – Vienna, Austria – WUK
27 – Milan, Italy – Fabrique
28 – Bologna, Italy – Estragon
1 – Barcelona, Spain – Sala Apolo
5 – London, UK – Printworks