Dominant Legs

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Dominant Legs
OriginSan Francisco, California, U.S.
GenresIndie pop, indie rock, pop rock
Years active2009–present
LabelsLefse
Associated actsGirls, Magic Bullets
Websitewww.facebook.com/dominantlegs
MembersRyan Lynch
Hannah Hunt
Andrew Connors
Garett Goddard
Rene Solomon

Dominant Legs is an American indie pop group formed in 2008 and based in San Francisco, California. The band's line-up is Ryan Lynch (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Hannah Hunt (vocals, keyboards), Andrew Connors (bass guitar), Garett Goddard (guitar) and Rene Solomon (drums, percussion). Dominant Legs released an extended play (EP), Young At Love and Life, in 2010 and a full-length album, Invitation, in 2011.

History[edit]

Ryan Lynch, formerly of Magic Bullets and Girls, started Dominant Legs in 2008. According to Lynch, the band's name means "sexy legs" and came about while he was skinny dipping in Newport Beach. He used the term to describe the legs of Corey Cunningham of the band Terry Malts.[1] [2] Lynch released two demo tracks late in 2009 and was named a "band to watch" by Stereogum.[3] Lynch met the keyboard player and vocalist Hannah Hunt through mutual friends and the pair soon started performing together.[4] Hunt was the inspiration behind the Vampire Weekend song "Hannah Hunt" from their third album Modern Vampires of the City. The Young At Love and Life EP was released in August 2010.[5]

Following the EP's release, the band's line-up expanded with the additions of Rene Solomon (drums), Garett Goddard (guitar) and Andrew Connors (bass guitar).[1][4] The music video for the song "Hoop of Love" was premiered in August 2011;[6] The group's first album, Invitation, was released one month later.[7]

Band members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio album[edit]

Title Album details
Invitation

Extended play[edit]

Title Album details
Young At Love and Life
  • Released: August 3, 2010
  • Label: Lefse
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Broder Van Dyke, Michelle (May 26, 2011). "Dominant Legs: Pop band crafts upbeat love songs". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved December 27, 2011.
  2. ^ Mason, Laura (August 2, 2011). "Local Band Name Breakdown: Dominant Legs". 7x7. Retrieved December 27, 2011.
    - Schnipper, Matthew (October 14, 2009). "Dominant Legs, 'Young at Love and Life' and 'About My Girls' MP3s". The Fader. Retrieved December 27, 2011.
  3. ^ "Band To Watch: Dominant Legs". Stereogum. October 14, 2009. Retrieved December 27, 2011.
  4. ^ a b Phares, Heather. "Dominant Legs - Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved December 27, 2011.
  5. ^ Ventre, Sarah (December 2, 2010). "Dominant Legs: Between Youth And Death". NPR. Retrieved December 27, 2011.
    - Partridge, Kenneth (October 21, 2010). "Dominant Legs Singer Goes it Alone at CMJ". Spinner. Retrieved December 27, 2011.
    - "Dominant Legs Singer Goes it Alone at CMJ". New York Press. September 13, 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2011.
  6. ^ "Dominant Legs – 'Hoop Of Love' Video (Stereogum Premiere)". Stereogum. August 5, 2011. Retrieved December 27, 2011.
  7. ^ Phares, Heather. "Dominant Legs - 'Invitation' - Review". Allmusic. Retrieved December 27, 2011.
    - Ventre, Sarah (September 9, 2011). "Dominant Legs Puts Its Honest Feelings First on Debut Album Invitation". SF Weekly. Retrieved December 27, 2011.

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