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Dominant Legs’ Invitation LP Now Streaming On Hype Machine

Dominant Legs’  Invitation LP Now Streaming On Hype Machine 

US Fall Tour With Nurses Starts Next Week
Debut LP Out September 27th On Lefse Records


Media Links

Click Here To Stream Entire  Invitation LP On Hype Machine

Click Here To Listen To & Download “Where We Trip the Light” From Yours Truly

Click Here To View Ryan Lynch On Washed Out’s “Far Away” Session

Click Here To Listen To Daytrotter Session

Click Here To Download & Listen To “Hoop Of Love” On Stereogum

US Tour Dates

27 San Francisco, CA Cafe Du Nord
28 Los Angeles, CA Echo Lounge
29 San Diego, CA Club Soda

01 Tucson, AZ Solar Culture Gallery
03 Denton, TX Dan’s Silver Leaf
04 Austin, TX Lambert’s
05 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
07 Atlanta, GA 529 Club
08 Charlotte, NC Casbah
09 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
11 Washington, DC Red Palace
12 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
14 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
15 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands Gallery
16 Boston, MA Great Scott
17 Burlington, VT Monkey House
18 Montreal, QUE Casa Del Popolo
19 Toronto, ONT Drake Hotel
22 Chicago, IL Schubas
25 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
28 Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern
29 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret


“Hoop Of Love” Video


1. Take A Bow
2. Where We Trip The Light
3. Already Know That It’s Nice
4. Darling Girls
5. Hoop Of Love
6. Lady Is Sleek And So Petite
7. 2 New Thoughts About U
8. The One That You’re With
9. Calm Down
10. Make Time For The Boy
11. She Can Boss Me Around
12. Loving Now


“…adorably dreamy synth-pop sound, with lots of reverb and plenty of room to dance.” –  NPR 

“Dominant Legs, has a strange, immediately appealing sound that’s part funky Belle & Sebastian/part late-night Arthur Russell/part something uniquely his own.” –  Stereogum

“they play the type of nostalgia-infused pop that conjures up memories of after-school specials and lazy afternoons with friends.” –  NYLON

“They make fragile pop songs that sound like Arthur Russell covering Aztec Camera’s back catalog.” –  Vice

“swaying, dim-lit disco-duets and tremulous 70s slow jam numbers” – Altered Zones

“makes summery ditties about being young …with an undertone of melancholy, as though remembering from moment to moment that youth and summer both fade away” –  SF Weekly

“Traces of surf rock add a depth to the contradiction between the upbeat character of the music” – Tiny Mix Tapes

“Dominant Legs craft upbeat tunes about love with a penchant for David Bowie and Billy Ocean.” – SF Gate


Let yourself love what you love: the idea is simple and yet the act is deceivingly hard. Nevertheless, when you are in the presence of Ryan William Lynch, songwriter, guitarist and lead vocalist for San Francisco’s Dominant Legs, you know without question that he has done just that.   And he’s asking you to join him.

To judge by Dominant Legs’ sound””pop songs culled from the textures of past decades, but with a classic songwriting approach””this man has many loves.   Shot through with addictive synth melodies and vocal harmonies, crossed with a chic shimmer of Nile Rogers style guitar, and flecked with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac and, yes, Tracy Chapman, Dominant Legs songs are as difficult to describe as they are to resist.

The story begins in 2008, when, after being laid off from his job as a mail clerk, Lynch, began to compose the first Dominant Legs songs in his suddenly abundant free time.   He recalls, one day I finished a new song.     It was different from any song I had written before.   I knew I had something.” With his newfound sound as Dominant Legs, Lynch, who had played for years in SF band Magic Bullets and was currently lending his playing to GIRLS, began catching ears and eyes while performing around San Francisco and eventually across the country.

In 2009 vocalist/keyboardist Hannah Hunt joined.   With interweaving male and female vocals, the duo breathed life into songs about the perils and excitements that endlessly rise from the commingling of boy and girl.   In 2010 Dominant Legs released the Young at Love and Life EP to critical praise.   After a year of performing internationally, the songs had grown and so did the band: bassist Andrew Connors, guitarist Garett Goddard and drummer Rene Solomon joined to expand Dominant Legs’ sound as the group geared up to record its first full-length LP.

With a handful of songs already written, Lynch encountered a quote by the Boss himself speaking of his masterpiece, Thunder Road: It’s an invitation. It was my big invitation. We invite you to something. Not sure what yet. Something is opening up. A sense of larger life, greater experience. . . . Sense of more fun. Sense of personal exploration, the idea that it was all laying there somewhere inside of you.”   He chose to run with these themes, and in late May, Dominant Leg’s first full-length was completed.   Rife with a spirit of abandon and love and life experienced in its fullness, Invitation awaits you on Lefse Records this fall.


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