CultureMap Countdown - 30 days, 30 Artists
Day 17

Vibe out with Poolside's West Coast "daytime disco" during SXSW chaos

Vibe out with Poolside's West Coast "daytime disco" during SXSW chaos

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Courtesy of Poolside

 

Name: Poolside

Featured track: "Slow Down" from Pacific Standard Time

Country/City of origin: Los Angeles

Genre: Nu-disco

In one sentence: "[Pacific Standard Time] is a disco album that slinks along with the urgency of a teenager on the first day of summer vacation." - Pitchfork

Why we chose them: Poolside might be the best band to vibe out to during the chaos that is SXSW. The duo's live shows have been written up by the likes of KEXP as upbeat, feel-good and no more complex than two dudes happy to play their brand of laid back, funky West Coast nu-disco. And that simplicity in showmanship is a good thing — check and and all attitudes at the door of a Poolside show.

SXSW official showcase: Wednesday March 13 (1:30 a.m.) at Red 7