Press

‘California’ featured twice as #1 Most Popular Track - August 2016 and December 2016.
— Hype Machine | 2016
Beautiful jazzy, electro-pop fusion with a rock twist. Calm and groovy, smooth vocals dance over glittery snyths and a mellow saxophone. Complete with a guitar and sax solo, “Rainbows” defies expectations and bridges genres.
— Earmilk | February 2017
Venturing everywhere from tranquil synth-pop to indie jazz, The Lagoons keep things consistently fresh.
— Indie-Shuffle | August 2016
 
The Lagoons; Sketched by Topher Sipes

The Lagoons; Sketched by Topher Sipes

 

Origin

Blending indie-electronic, soul, jazz, synth-pop, and rock, The Lagoons combine simplistic harmonious beats with infectious melodies to create a unique experimental-pop sound of their own. Originally from Los Angeles, California and based in Austin, Texas, brothers Joey Selan (keys, vocals, saxophone, producer) and Ryan Selan (guitar, vocals, drums, producer) grew up writing music together, officially forming The Lagoons in 2015.

 

Growing up as trained jazz musicians with the music library of predominantly classic rock and jazz, The Lagoons strive to create a unique electronic-pop sound with the underlying tones of jazz, soul, rock, and funk. The Lagoons have released two collections of music thus far – a self-recorded demo entitled Hypocrisy EP released November 2015 and their first studio-recorded work titled Gems EP released February 2017.  

 

The duo’s signature sound of a jazz and soul synthesis — slick, easy — can be heard throughout the Gems EP. The Selan brothers currently perform around Texas as a 2-man show, creating a unique live electronic performance with influences such as Daft Punk, Cherub, Chromeo, FKJ, Tycho, The xx, Gorillaz, Steely Dan, Rufus du Sol, Dave Matthews Band, M83, Classixx, Phoenix, Alt-J, and Zero 7.

 

Members

Joey Selan
Keys / Lead Vocals / Saxophone / Synths / Producer

Ryan Selan
Guitar / Backup Vocals / Drums / Producer