The Lawhon Brothers, Ryan and Taylor are the creative masterpiece behind indie electro pop act Pacific Air, and they’ve decided to put the project on hiatus while Ryan Lawhon concentrates on his solo, side project, Mating Ritual.
Sonically, the project owes a great debt to 80s New Age and contemporary synth pop. Ryan Lawhon’s two latest singles “Toxins” and “Game” have blown up across the blogosphere as they landed at number 2 and number 5 respectively on Hype Machine’s charts – and that’s really an indicator that Lawhon’s project is blowing up across the blogosphere. “Toxins” is a simmering, marching pop ballad with the sort of soaring hook that bears a comparison to St. Lucia and Haerts. “Game” is a moodier track comprised of atmospheric synths and skittering percussion while possessing a smoky quality. If anything the tracks reveal that Lawhon has an uncanny ability to craft an incredibly catchy hook, while writing what may arguably be some of his most emotionally honest material to date.