I was recently in SoCal for a few days, and my friends played me a cover of Neil Young's "Harvest Moon" by a L.A.-based band called Poolside. Heading up to Lake Arrowhead, the City of Angels gave away to mountainous beauty while Poolside's downtempo indie synths melted away any residual metropolis-based stress we carried.
The band describes their genre as "daytime disco," which couldn't be a more apt way to depict their amazingly groovy slow jams. With ties in both San Francisco and L.A., there is something very quintessentially Californian about the duo's sound: chilled out, confident, with a dashing, sunny disposition. Their interpretation of Neil Young's classic track is a very smart rendition. Straying far from the country roots of the original, the duo created a different, yet lovely production for any day of the week.
Since this track is from August of last year, I was actually surprised Indie Shuffle hadn't covered it until today, but happy to be able to bring such an awesome song to the table.
For more Poolside, check out their SoundCloud page.