The Lagoons - Daybreak
“The Lagoons have kept their cool and continue to make a splash… this retro-minded duo builds a reef of laid-back jazz chords, moody harmonies, soft rock and chill-wave.” – NPR
“The Lagoons distort indie-pop with hushed jazz, blending rock of the ‘70s with ‘80s dance hits. It’s little surprise that this unique musical blend has proven what they’re best at.” – Ones To Watch
“Evokes the perfect mix of joy and relaxation.” – The New York Times
“Glowing pop with a jazzy, ‘70s-inspired interlude.” – Variance Magazine
“The Lagoons keep things consistently fresh.” – Indie Shuffle
“Beautiful jazzy, electro-pop fusion with a rock twist… calm and groovy, smooth vocals dance over glittery synths and a mellow saxophone… defies expectations and bridges genres… pure bliss.” – Earmilk
The Lagoons are the independent musical project of Los Angeles-raised multi-instrumentalist brothers Ryan and Joey Selan. The duo writes, produces, and records their music out of their home studio. Their unique blend of genres was first heard on their debut single “California” and was followed up by Gems EP & Escape EP. “California” has over 50 million streams on Spotify alone and has had synch placements in Netflix’s series “Easy,” a BMW/Golf Digest ad with Kate Upton and Justin Verlander, a Seiko Australia ad, and featured on product placement in Bose stores worldwide.
The duo has completed two national headline tours with support from Tim Atlas and Future Generations and are becoming known for their vibrant live shows consisting of both live looping and electronic elements along with a live drummer. Their versatile ability to switch between instruments as well as perform a completely fresh and different set each night makes their live show a must-see.
Their critically acclaimed catalog has received rave reviews from tastemakers and fans. In addition to being added to hundreds of thousands of Spotify playlists including editorials such as New Music Friday, Ultimate Indie, Essential Indie, Hanging Out and Relaxing, Indie Rock Road Trip, The Ones That Got Away, Late Night Vibes, and more, The Lagoons have been written about in press outlets such as NPR, The New York Times, Paste Magazine, Earmilk, Ones To Watch, and Indie Shuffle.
The duo’s debut album Midnight Afternoon was released in June of 2020 and their sophomore album Daybreak was released in January of 2022. They will be introducing a new project via The Lagoons called JR Ellison with a new EP in June 2022. They are currently recording their third album set for an October 2022 release.