Mainland was formed in 2011 by four New York City transplants – by way of California and Upstate New York – who met each other at rooftop parties in the summer of 2010. Singer/Guitarist Jordan Topf shared songs with guitarist Corey Mullee and drummer Dylan Longstreet, Alex Pitta later joined on bass and the band began playing shows around the city.
Mainland recently finished recording their new EP “Girls Unknown” with Luke David, who produced Topf’s previous group, the Vox Jaguars. The band labored on it throughout summer from the 100-year-old Shepard Hall in Harlem and their studio (dubbed the “Brickhouse”), a cavernous underground grotto at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge. The debut record is filled with Mainland’s tight song structures, poppy guitar riffs, and New York attitude that takes listeners to the warm space between melancholy and pleasure. The band will be embarking on their first American tour this summer in support of their new EP.
Jordan Topf - Vocals/Guitar
Corey Mullee - Guitar
Alex Pitta - Bass
Dylan Longstreet - Drums