Dominant Legs - "Make Time For The Boy (Main Attrakionz Remix)"
We’ve gotten to know a lot about the modern state of SF indie rockers Dominant Legs over the past year; from the “Hoop Of Love” video as well as a recent edition of Under The Influence, we feel like we have a pretty good grasp of the band’s vintage pop-shading sensibility. That feel comes through… More »
Though Dominant Legs has been around for a minute — the SF indie outfit scored a BTW in 2009 and was listed among Stereogum’s Best New Bands of 2010 — the band’s new LP, Invitation serves as a great entry point. Its their most fully-formed release yet; the record mines ’80s radio rock and Fleetwood… More »
The crowd at the 9:30 Club in D.C. last night pretty much went nuts for the opening surf-guitar sputter of Girls’ souped-up single “Honey Bunny,” a pretty clear sign that they’ve got another “Lust For Life” on their hands here. So it’s great to see that the band has a dizzy, fun, romantic new video… More »
San Francisco indie-pop outfit Dominant Legs secured a BTW in 2009 and landed on our list of the next year’s Best New bands, though 2011 has full evolved and ready for a closeup. Once the solo project of vocalist/songwriter/Tracy Chapman aficionado Ryan Lynch, Dominant Legs includes keyboardist/vocalist Hannah Hunt, featured heavily here, and at their… More »
San Francisco BTW/Stereogum40 alum Dominant Legs is the project of one of my favorite tweeters, Girls collaborator Ryan William Lynch. The guy’s obsessed with Cheers, the San Jose Sharks, gets mistaken for being an actual girl here and there, and imbues the smallest observations with a smart, smart-ass, sunny wit. When writing up that… More »
A few weeks back James Blake told SPIN, “Remixing is like musical prostitution.” Ha — relax, James Blake. This is the column in which we beg to differ. Much in the spirit of our inaugural Remixtape this month’s collection features reworkings from both in-demand prostitutes and adept indie rock knob twiddlers. Honorable mention to Tyler,… More »
The San Francisco Giants won the 2010 World Series. They’re a pretty ragtag team, featuring a star starting pitcher who looks like a grunge kid circa ’92 (or a member of Girls), a dominant closer named after a member of the Beach Boys who dyes his pirate beard black and inspired a “Fear The Beard”… More »
This sweet, flowery, emulsion burning video for “Dawning” features Dominant Legs’ Hannah Hunt along with Tamaryn. It was directed with an eye to vintage 120 Minutes by Christin Turner, who also brought that blurry, nostalgic feel to the “Love Fade” clip.
At this point people know what to expect from Kutscher’s: The faded Catskills resort’s crumbling walls held together by mold, broken everything (we were forced to do our own DIY toilet plumbing, heard about another one that flushed boiling water), that lost-in-time Tammy Faye Makeup Counter. What we didn’t expect was the persistent skinny dipping… More »
With fall on the horizon, we’re escaping a slow summer and shifting into that final, fertile phase of the music year’s release cycle. Which makes it a ripe time to get some perspective on the year, in terms of the big records from past favorites, and here, the bands that have introduced themselves as new… More »
When we posted the updated “Clawing Out At The Walls,” I mentioned San Francisco BTW Dominant Legs, aka Ryan Lynch and now permanent vocalist/keyboardist Hannah Hunt, has returned with a familiar sounding EP that includes fleshier takes on some older material. See, for instance, this doubled up “About My Girls.”… More »
If you were into San Francisco BTW Dominant Legs the first time around, you should recognize a few of the tracks on the upcoming Young At Love And Life EP (you’ll recognize the name of the EP, too). But what’s old is new: Now that Girls pal Ryan Lynch is joined by vocalist/keyboardist Hannah Hunt… More »
Things were different from the last time we saw Girls live, when we hosted their first NYC show at Market Hotel: near unanimous praise for one of the year’s best Albums, and a recently reconfigured lineup that saw the abrupt departure of their touring guitarist, replaced for this trek on a few days practice by… More »
As we mentioned when offering him a BTW, San Francisco’s Ryan Lynch, joined here/there by Hannah Hunt, has an autumnal, jittery sound that’s part Belle & Sebastian funk/part Arthur Russell lullaby/part his own details. At times it reminds me of Kelley Polar as a scruffy Bay Area busker. “Clawing Out At The Walls” floats into… More »
San Francisco native Ryan William Lynch, aka Dominant Legs, has a strange, immediately appealing sound that’s part funky Belle & Sebastian/part late-night Arthur Russell/part something uniquely his own. At MySpace, a series of photos titled “favorite clothes” include him sporting his Giants ’87 sweatshirt and Dimebag Darrell and Anne Sexton tees. Somehow these details feel… More »