POOLSIDE

WILLCALL POP-UP SHOW WITH

POOLSIDE

Blackbird Blackbird, Kele of Bloc Party (dj set)

Thursday 12/6

9:00 pm

$15

This event is 18 and over

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POOLSIDE
POOLSIDE
Poolside began as a recording project in a converted Los Angeles backyard pool house in early 2011, producing sunny tracks of subaquatic indie dance music in this makeshift recording studio. Surfacing first in the form of a YouTube video for the catchy track "Do You Believe?" Poolside were soon gaining local and national attention, with DJs like by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, techno legend Derrick May, and disco don Todd Terje spinning these tracks at events and a growing online following. Throughout 2011 Poolside continued making waves with a sound called "daytime disco" through tracks like a cover of Neil Young's "Harvest Moon" as well as original tunes. In 2012 Poolside worked on a remix for longtime disco punks The Rapture and held fans over with a new single and video for a song called "Slow Down" as they prepared to release their debut album. That album, Pacific Standard Time, was released in July of 2012 on their own Day & Night label.

After the album's release, remixes for artists like Matthew Dear, Little Dragon and Fool's Gold soon followed, rehearsing and touring with a live band, and doing DJ sets around the world. Eventually, as thoughts turned to a second album, Poolside went on ice for a year; to regroup. Beginning to work in earnest on another album Fall of 2016. While still revolving around the sunny, laid-back disco sound of PST, additions of uptempo dance songs and more guitars, and generally fleshed out the arrangements with more instruments and sounds. They surprise-released Heat in June of 2017 on Day & Night.
Blackbird Blackbird
Blackbird Blackbird
"If we used tags this post would certainly carry the ones 'dreamy,' 'woozy' and 'wonderful' in big capitals somewhere prominent as for the last little while we’ve been giving unstoppable sticky listens to the ARCADE SOUND LTD endorsed (BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD). ‘Happy High’ takes our cloud-bothering favourite words and wears them incredibly well with its twinkling galaxy of notes and shimmering out-of-body vocals that shadow the track with a gentle detached drift." --Transparent Blog

"San Franciscan synth-pop outfit are offering a free EP, Happy High, over at their Bandcamp page. The EP is pretty short, with a running time of a little over eight and a half minutes-- but it's also pretty sweet, especially the piano-heavy closer 'Ups & Downs'." --Pitchfork
Kele of Bloc Party (dj set)
Kele of Bloc Party (dj set)
Kele will be djing after Bloc Party's show at the Fox Theater!

Born 13.10. 81, Kele Okereke hails from Bethnal Green in East London, though his parents emigrated from Nigeria to England before he was born. In his youth, Kele listened to a wide range of contemporary music, from hip-hop to pop and everything in-between. In fact, it was the youthful rap act Kris Kross's 1992 Top of the Pops performance that motivated Kele to explore music!
Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com