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“Sweet Melodies” by Lizzy Land

Lizzy Land (her real name) is a Portland native who now calls DTLA home. After spending some time performing in Mating Ritual, she has now sparked her solo career by leaking the first single, “Sweet Melodies,” off her forthcoming debut EP. Produced by Taylor Lawhon (a.k.a. Suede James), the chill, pop song floats on a wave of intricate synth work, midtempo beats, and a sharp vox with breathy choruses.

“I don’t need my eyes when you’re around.”

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“Look the Other Way” by Mating Ritual

Mating Ritual returns by leaking his “goodbye to summer” single, “Look the Other Way,” off his sophomore EP, Fall Collection ’16, which drops on October 7th. Mixed and mastered by Jason Suwito (a.k.a RAEKO and of Sir Sly), the song is an upbeat bop of popish indie rock highlighted by a fantastic, soaring chorus featuring harmonies by the reliably lovely Lizzy Land.

“I wake up with the morning light but I don’t know where I am.”

Mating Ritual will perform on August 19th at the Echoplex for Echo Park Rising.


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“Cold” by Mating Ritual (Lizzy Land remix)

Lizzy Land returns with an electronic remix of the single “Cold” by Mating Ritual. Perhaps the stunning songstress decided this was suitable since she co-wrote the original and is also a performing member of the band. The “rework” (as she calls it) breathes a fuller vibrance into the track via additional digi-beats and synth twinkles without losing its midtempo glide. And of course, her soothing sharp vox is allowed to aptly shine.

“I think I’ve seen enough of you.”

Mating Ritual will perform on June 18th at Chinatown Summer Nights.


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“Cold” (feat. Lizzy Land) by Mating Ritual

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Mating Ritual returns by dropping his highly anticipated self-titled debut EP. The release is a solid collection of buoyant, accessible indie rock laden with sharp pop hooks (or smooth, mid-tempo dreamwaves such as on “Cold” which features and was co-written by the entrancing Lizzy Land).

“I’ve been waiting for you to call my bluff.”

Mating Ritual will perform on March 7th at The Satellite.


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Riothorse Royale, Mating Ritual, Dark Rooms (Show Pics)

Riothorse Royal - 1Riothorse Royale recently continued their September residency at The Satellite with Mating Ritual and Dark Rooms.


And photog Sean Gutierrez was there to shoot the show.

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“I Wear Glasses” Music Video by Mating Ritual

A single as buoyantly upbeat as Mating Ritual‘s “I Wear Glasses” deserves a music video and director Josh Beck recently delivered. Shot in crisp black and white, the video cuts between individual clips of Ryan Marshall Lawhon and crew (including the remarkable Lizzy Land on keys and backing vocals) performing while sporting dope sunglasses. The result is a fun, sharp visual perfect for the single’s oh-so-sharp pop hooks.

“I like the way your body moves.”

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"Hum Hum" by Mating Ritual

Mr-Jesus-DeppWhen L.A. brother duo Pacific Air went on hiatus, Ryan Marshall Lawhon began his solo project Mating Ritual. The new outlet continues in the same electronic vein as his past band but reaches a deeper, darker level of reverie. Based on the leaked tracks so far, his dynamically epic digi-pop soundscape refuses to be confined and is consistently driven by a formidable vox. His latest song, “Hum Hum,” might be his most radiant yet, but still delivers an edgy chorus (with vocal help from Lizzy Land):

“You’re living in a sad, sad, mad, mad, dream.”

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