If you haven’t listened to Dominant Legs yet, close your eyes and open your mind to the salty sweet (if this band were a food) duo: Ryan Lynch’s voice (of Girls) is deep and dark mixed with Hannah Hunt’s, which is dreamy and distant, making for an unusual combination that just so happens to work.
One of their latest tracks, About My Girls, makes me think of what a high school dance in the 1950′s felt like. It seems like a perfect soundtrack to the divided boy-girl parties where polka dot dresses and cat eye glasses were dominant, yea dominant legs. Then there’s Clawing Out At the Walls which I think is the stand-out track among the 4 on the EP, Young at Love and Life (released on Lefse August 17th). With a lighter feel, the track has the same dreamy nostalgic sound, but with a bit more pep. Specifically, island pep, that is or was appropriate to someone, at some point in time, I just have no idea how or more appropriately, when- Lynch almost brings an other-worldly quality that extends throughout the whole EP.
While my favorite track is Clawing Out At the Walls, here’s the track that hooked me:
And, yes, this has got to be included as well:
Dominant Legs are about to tour with UK based Mystery Jets, and will be supporting them both nights at Mercury Lounge on September 14th and 15th and at the Troubadour in LA on the 17th.
*Mystery Jets’ latest album, Serotonin, is out now. Support Dominant Legs and purchase their EP here.