Originally from Los Angeles, California, multi-instrumentalist brothers Joey and Ryan Selan grew up playing saxophone and trumpet in their school jazz band.
They eventually self-taught themselves different instruments - 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 unique sound and build out their live show. One year later, their blend of synth-pop, jazz, soul and electronica with influences of folk and R&B was first heard on their Summer 2016 single California and was followed up by their Spring 2017 Gems EP.
California has since been featured twice as the #1 Most Popular Track on Hype Machine and was used in a Golf Digest/BMW ad series starring supermodel Kate Upton and baseball star Justin Verlander. The Lagoons are currently finishing up their second studio EP scheduled for an early 2018 release. Some primary musical influences of The Lagoons include Daft Punk, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, Radiohead, Dave Matthews Band, alt-J and Zero 7.