Top 15 Must-see Austin Artist at SXSW
New Single “Escape”
Out Now via Bands In Town
Escape EP Out April 6th
“…the duo has also earned its stripes and honed its live chops in anticipation of bigger stages ahead.”
“With heavenly synth, ice-cream cool harmonies, and the occasional sexy sax to sweeten the mix, every song shimmers with Miami Vice vibes.”
With over 19 million listens on Spotify, The Lagoons combine a unique blend of soothing 70’s-esque rock with jazz and synth-pop on their upcoming EP. “Escape,” the title track, features a groovy bass breakdown alongside the riveting sound of the saxophone which will immediately draw listeners in and have them craving more.
Originally from Los Angeles, California, multi-instrumentalist brothers Joey and Ryan Selan grew up playing saxophone and trumpet in their middle school jazz band. Continuing to play throughout high school, the brothers had a desire to start composing their own pieces. They eventually each picked up different instruments while still in school – Ryan with guitar and Joey with piano – and soon began writing their first music together.
Fast forward to 2015 where the brothers officially formed The Lagoons in Austin, Texas. Over the course of their first year recording and performing together in front of audiences around Austin, the duo began to formulate their sound and build out their live show. One year later, their unique blend of synth-pop, jazz, soul and electronica was first heard on their Summer 2016 single California and was followed up by their Spring 2017 Gems EP.
The Lagoons’ newest EP Escape is out April 6th.
Catch The Lagoons at SXSW:
Monday 3/12 – Greenbelt Touring presents All The Friends Fest -Swan Dive (2pm – 2:45pm)
Wednesday 3/14 – Bandsintown Official Showcase – Javelina (TBD)
Thursday 3/15 – Locals Only Unofficial Showcase – The Parish (12:45pm – 1:15pm)
Saturday 3/17 – Future of Music Unofficial Showcase – Longhorn Saloon (6:15pm – 7pm)