Poolside Shares New Single “Back To Life” Featuring Panama – Out Now via Ninja Tune imprint Counter Records & EU Tour Dates Announced

June 29, 2023
Photo credit: Andrew Rosas


Shares new single “Back To Life” featuring Panama
Out now via Ninja Tune imprint Counter Records

European DJ sets in Lisbon, Barcelona and Ibiza this summer 
 New US dates added to Poolside’s largest tour to date

Following the announcement of signing with Ninja Tune imprint Counter Records and release of “Each Night” featuring Mazy”, Poolside, the recording project of Los Angeles-based producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jeffrey Paradise, returns with a new single “Back To Life” featuring long time collaborator Panama. Poolside has also announced new US dates, the largest tour of their career, and is set to play a run of European and US festivals this summer.

What a remarkably refreshing single. Delicate harmonies join the deep grooves and rhythmic pushes and in turn, this summer-inspired atmosphere just consumes the audience. This upbeat attitude emits from this arrangement and not only becomes the ultimate hook for the track but moves the listener, alters their mood and creates this enveloping orchestration.

“Back To Life” finds Poolside–the recording project of Los Angeles-based producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jeffrey Paradise—teaming again with fellow artist Panama.  Known for their previous releases “Kinda Lovely” and “Can’t Stop Your Lovin’” (the latter which appeared on Poolside’s Low Season album), “Back To Life” finds a special connection between these two kindred musical spirits which came out of the pandemic and ‘back to life.’

“They say good things come in threes, which is why I’m very excited to share ‘Back To Life’, my latest collaboration with Panama. ‘Back To Life’ dates back to early 2021. The pandemic was in full swing and I spent all of the lockdown working on music and growing my production chops at home,” shares Poolside.  “Then one day Alex Kemp at Wolf at the Door studios – who worked on Low Season with me – told me it was safe to come by the studio, and we immediately got to work on this track with Panama. It didn’t make a difference that Jarrah aka Panama wasn’t in the room with us because we’d always worked remotely, what with him being in Australia and all.”

He adds, “We tapped into groovy light rock meets funk energy and channeled our collective feeling of yearning for connection and a return to normalcy in the lyrics. The production is slicker and helps to tell that story, building into a classic Poolside 303 moment and cathartic crescendo.  The bones of this song were completed in 2021 or so, and we passed it back and forth between Los Angeles and Australia for over a year making sure it was perfect. Part of me wanted it to come out as soon as possible as things were opening up, but I’m glad we waited. Not only did it take a lot longer than anyone expected for us to come “back to life” – has that even happened, really? – but the song benefitted from the added time and care. I think you’ll feel the same way. Thanks as always for listening, can’t wait to share more music with you this year!”

Meanwhile, Poolside follows up their successful run of spring festivals in Mexico – which included appearances at Vaivén and Corona Capital Guadalajara – with a new round of live dates for the seven-piece band in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tulsa, Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, Wilmington, NC, Charleston and Houston alongside many high-profile festival plays including Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Outside Lands, FORMAT Festival and Austin City Limits.  He’ll also be joining Carly Rae Jepsen for DJ sets to support her NYC shows this summer.  

Poolside is also set to DJ in Europe this summer at LISB-ON Festival, Lisbon where he will be third to close before Hot Chip and Jungle who are both Dj-ing, Club Nitsa in Barcelona, where Hudson Mohawke, UNIIQU3, TEED, Ben UFO have all played recently and Pikes Hotel, Ibiza where The Blessed Madonna, Confidence Man and Leon Vynehall have also all recently performed. 

Joining Poolside’s Jeffrey Paradise– who can be found on guitar / vocals / synths in the live sets–is Vito Roccoforte (The Rapture / Body Music) on drums, Brijean Murphy (Brijean / Toro Y Moi / U.S. Girls) on percussion / vocals, Mattie Safer (The Rapture / Lovetempo) on bass / vocals, Grant Zubritsky (Mitski / Chet Faker) on keys / vocals, Casey Butler (Pharaohs) on saxophone / lap steel / percussion / vocals and Alton San Giovanni (Alton Allen) – guitar / vocals.  Collectively these shows with more to be announced build towards Poolside’s largest career tour to date.

Tour dates:
JUN 30 – Lisbon, Portugal – LISB-ON Festival *
JUL 01 – Barcelona, Spain – Nitsa Club *
JUL 04 – Ibiza, Spain – Pikes Hotel *
JUL 08 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up *
AUG 02 – Los Angeles, CA – The Bellwether $
AUG 04 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga
AUG 06 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
AUG 06 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
AUG 07 – New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17 #
AUG 08 – New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17 #
AUG 10 – San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s &
AUG 13 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
SEP 22 – Bentonville, AR – FORMAT Festival *
SEP 23 – Bentonville, AR – FORMAT Festival
SEP 24 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
SEP 26 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
SEP 27 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
SEP 28 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
SEP 30 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
OCT 01 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
OCT 07 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits 
OCT 11 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall !
OCT 14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
* DJ Set
$ with Classix
# DJ set with Carly Rae Jepson
& with Harvey Sutherland

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