Pacific Air Releases New Album, Stop Talking, On Republic Records and New Single “Move” | Featured on VH1, Yours Truly, Teen Vogue, CMJ, ELLE Magazine, Huffington Post, EARMILK, Hypetrak, American Songwriter, Listen Before You Buy, Mostly Junkfood, Crack In The Road, The Wild Honey Pie, Indie Current, Hilly Dilly, Indie Shuffle, Sunset In The Rearview, Hand Clap Movement, Your Music Radar, Kollection, The Burning Ear
The origin of Pacific Air is not your typical band of brothers story. Yes, they are two brothers who also happen to be in a band but without a destination, Ryan (24) and Taylor (20) were perpetually on the move. Relocating twice a year along the West Coast until finally settling in Southern California when Ryan was 16, the Lawhons have the luxury of never experiencing winter, just eternal sunshine. When they were young, the precocious siblings took an early interest in their mother’s record collection. Growing up on Ray Lynch, Laurie Anderson, and Enya, the Lawhons were undoubtedly influenced by the nurturing groove of ‘90s new age. However, they also possess an uncaged childlike aura akin to more contemporary auteurs like Andrew Bird, Michael Angelakos, and Trevor Powers. Taylor pinpoints their sound as “peaceful yet energetic”, a visceral dichotomy that bridges decades of music therapy. First they were KO KO, named after a dream boat the brothers were eyeing, much like in the OC when Seth names his boat after his dream girl, Summer. They never got KO KO, the boat or the hot drink, but instead they became KO KO, the band. Although they had to eventually change their name to Pacific Air for legal reasons, it came to embody their inspiring, youthful persona. Despite his attachment to the name KO KO, Ryan admits, “Pacific Air further displays not just where we are, but who we are right now.” With guidance from producer Chris Zane (Passion Pit, St. Lucia), Pacific Air is finally releasing their debut album, Stop Talking. A contemporary meditation on timeless indie pop, the eleven tracks form an escapist archipelago that’s mood-alteringly blissful, inviting you to share the warmth of it’s private islands. Their nomadic upbringing inevitably helped steer their anxious upbeat attitude, infused with rose-tinted nostalgia, invigorating melodies, and hypnotic whistles. The Lawhon brothers can only make music that goes places. It’s in their blood.
"True to its name, the song makes the listener want to do just that, move. The brother duo have a bright future ahead of them with their fairly old song "Float" still getting more and more well-deserved attention. Hopefully, "Float" acts as a gateway so that their new music can reach even more ears."
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"Prepare to do some white-boy dancing"
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"Little Daylight, a Brooklyn-based trio, gets one of their debut singles, “Name in Lights,” remixed by Pacific Air. The result is at once magical and anxious, darkly rhythmic and like a wry smile on your anxious face"
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"sweet vocals and even sweeter dance moves. They never faltered while playing…Still on the high of releasing their debut album, Stop Talking, just a week ago, the band’s theatrics only added to their vibrant synth-pop sounds."
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"a thrilling moment when a new band is poised on the precipice of breakout success. What’s astounding is just how fast Pacific Air arrived there"
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"New York City has no shortage of incredible bands, awesome music venues, and underground indie shows, but until Governors Ball kicked off a few years ago, the city never really had a music festival to call its own"
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"Pacific Air opened with an overly earnest set that recalled a Passion Pit-esque vibe"
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"take listeners on an adventure across the Pacific coast, drawing inspiration from the iconic landscapes along the way"
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"This group of skinny-jean-and-tattoo-clad musicians looked exactly like any other indie band you’d see playing at a bar, but they turned out to be one of the night’s best surprises…They ended their set with their popular single “Float,” an infectious, breezy tune that personifies the mellow-ness of summer."
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"The Lawhon-brother duo have an innate talent for making upbeat, catchy songs that try their hardest to make the sun shine. “Float” is, after all, the ultimate summer jam. “Lose My Mind” isn’t too shabby either"
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"Brotherly love has paid off for these two — with the help of a remix done by Ra Ra Riot, they’re on the rise with a debut album coming out on May 14, sure to bring us more breezy falsetto."
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"With producer Chris Zane (Passion Pit, St. Lucia), the album is an 11 track dream of contemporary meditation. Full of the sun-kissed California pop, hypnotic melodies, wave-crushing synths and balmy melodies, Stop Talking will drench your pop pallette in sensory bliss"
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"When it comes to writing catchy hooks, and future stadium ready anthems, there are few bands around doing it better."
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"carries more energy than what were used to hearing from this West Coast band, yet they never lose their breezy, infectious vibe along the way."
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“Move” is their newest jams and a perfect example of how these dudes are growing in great ways. Handclaps and fingersnaps build to an exhilarating ”Woaaaah!” that I can’t help but get pumped for every time.”
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"Well — in a nutshell, “Move” is way more upbeat. And it’s still poppy. And still catchy. Certainly nothing beats a good whistle, but this new single comes close to achieving the same.”
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“Lose My Mind” was proof of a focused band on the rise. Now, “Move” is the game-changer. Equal parts catchy and personal, this is a perfect summer jam for you and your friends”
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