Daily Dose: Triathalon, “Courtside”

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Daily Dose: Triathalon, “Courtside”

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You could probably find Georgia boys turned New Yorkers Triathalon on a Spotify playlist labeled “lo-fi songs to chill to” with features from their latest album, or “trance-like surf rock” incorporating songs from their debut release. The Savannah-founded, Brooklyn-based trio specializes in pleasantly dazed bedroom pop with whisper-like vocals—think HOMESHAKE meets Still Woozy.

The band released Online, a complex and rich 13-track production filled with synths, twinkling bells and other mellow computer sounds, earlier this year. Following on the album’s heels, they dropped a new single called “Courtside” on Tuesday. It’s a laid-back summer jam that’s sure to provide a refreshing break from the climate change-induced, brain-melting heat. Triathalon incorporate R&B vibes that are so cool, we don’t even need the fan on. “Courtside” is synthy, it’s got old-school drum machine feels, and we can’t stop nodding our heads to the sweet and simple guitar riff.

With the single, they’ve also released a video that Reddit user mandibleclawlin points out is filmed in the same park as Radiohead’s “Man of War.” Singer Adam Intrator lays across a basketball court while asking the Serious Questions: “Some people like to talk, but they don’t listen / What’s the point of thought, if you ain’t tripping?”

Check it all out in the video (dir. Adam Intrator & Peter B Samuels) below and listen to Triathalon’s 2014 Daytrotter Session further down.

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