Dilan Jay and Evan Miranda met at the grocery store when Los Angeles got shut down by mandatory COVID-19 quarantines. They found out they lived two houses down from each other, and decided to get together to collaborate musically given their multi-instrumentalist and performance backgrounds. Months of being housebound with no resurgence of pre-pandemic society in sight bore an idea: play every week for the neighbors from the driveway. Playing together every week, and intentionally rounding up the neighbors for their live shows, spurred a joke that they were conducting “townhall meetings” for their community, but the name stuck.
They named themselves townhall, and created their first album named after the zip code they entertained during quarantine. A fusion of hip hip, pop, r&b, and acoustic singer-songwriter songs, EP 91356 is fresh sounds, love swoons, and party vibes all wrapped into one. 91356 came out of a pandemic, when nothing was allowed except for starting from zero and creating something new.