Dominant Legs

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Dominant Legs
Origin San Francisco, California, U.S.
Genres Indie pop, indie rock, pop rock
Years active 2009–present
Labels Lefse
Associated acts Girls, Magic Bullets
Website www.facebook.com/dominantlegs
Members Ryan 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 its debut 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 project'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][3] Lynch released a pair of demo tracks late in 2009 and was named a "band to watch" by Stereogum.[4] Lynch met keyboardist/vocalist Hannah Hunt through mutual friends and the pair soon started performing together.[5] They released the Young At Love and Life EP in August 2010.[6][7][8]

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).[1][5] The music video for the song "Hoop of Love" premiered in August 2011;[9] the group's debut album, Invitation, was released one month later.[10][11]

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 (2011-05-26). "Dominant Legs: Pop band crafts upbeat love songs". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  2. ^ Mason, Laura (2011-08-02). "Local Band Name Breakdown: Dominant Legs". 7x7. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  3. ^ Schnipper, Matthew (2009-10-14). "Dominant Legs, 'Young at Love and Life' and 'About My Girls' MP3s". The Fader. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  4. ^ {{cite web Vocalist Hannah Hunt was the inspiration behind Vampire Weekend song "Hannah Hunt" from their third album "Modern Vampires of the City" | url=http://stereogum.com/95671/band_to_watch_dominant_legs/franchises/band-to-watch/ | title=Band To Watch: Dominant Legs | publisher=Stereogum | date=2009-10-14 | accessdate=2011-12-27}}
  5. ^ a b Phares, Heather. "Dominant Legs - Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  6. ^ Ventre, Sarah (2010-12-02). "Dominant Legs: Between Youth And Death". NPR. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  7. ^ Partridge, Kenneth (2010-10-21). "Dominant Legs Singer Goes it Alone at CMJ". Spinner. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  8. ^ "Dominant Legs Singer Goes it Alone at CMJ". New York Press. 2010-09-13. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  9. ^ "Dominant Legs – 'Hoop Of Love' Video (Stereogum Premiere)". Stereogum. 2011-08-05. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  10. ^ Phares, Heather. "Dominant Legs - 'Invitation' - Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  11. ^ Ventre, Sarah (2011-09-27). "Dominant Legs Puts Its Honest Feelings First on Debut Album Invitation". SF Weekly. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 

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