Stereodove’s members are Jason Ledesma, Scott Collins, Brian Bello, and Cameron Good. ‘Body Electric’ is their debut release album and was released digitally in 2018 on all major streaming services and on Bandcamp for purchase. The album consists of cathartic, abrasive and angst driven grunge rock sound. They are based in Long Beach, CA, and continue to bring their angsty sound to the indie crow of So cal’s clubs.
In the bands newest release for their song titled "Razorblade" we are met with a busy intro of hard guitar riffs and bass line. Vocals have a strong accent of grunge and punk rock. Completely driven by angst, the listener is hooked by the simple and catchy chorus of “Cut like a razorblade” sung with piercing and gritty vocals. The song just oozes grit and melancholy. The band’s vibe is packed full of head thrashing and abrasiveness. Stereodove executes their emotions in this song and makes sure that the listener understands. The listener will definitely enjoy this track to jam out to. Great production amidst the greatness of it all with the riffs, vocals, bass, and a great drum beat. If you’re looking for your next new alt-indie rock band, Stereodove is it!
Listen to "Razorblade" by Stereodove on Spotify and check out our exclusive interview with the band below!
Care to introduce yourselves to our readers?
Hello BuzzMusic LA readers. We are Stereodove, an alternative band based in Long Beach, CA. Stereodove is four people; singer and guitarist Jason Ledesma, drummer Scott Collins, guitarist and synth player Cameron Good, and bassist Brian Bello. We recently released our debut album ‘Body Electric’ on all major streaming services.
How long have you all known each other? How did you meet?
The band started when I (Jason) met Scott online. We were both seeking other musicians to collaborate with, and we soon realized that we had attended the same high school years earlier and lived down the street from one another. We wanted a skilled lead guitarist and synth player in the band, and Scott remembered Cameron Good, a former classmate from college. To complete the band, we discovered bassist Brian Bello after an extensive auditioning process. He was the obvious choice.
How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together as a band?
The band still has plenty of room for growth. The four of us have only played together for a little over six months, though Scott and I (Jason) have been workshopping songs together for the past two years. As we become tighter musically and personally, our musical output continues to evolve and improve. We’re not strangers anymore, so we can play off of each other’s moods and energies. Particularly live, there is some room for experimentation in guitar solos and bass grooves.
We absolutely love your new song! Can you tell us a bit about it and the writing process behind it?
‘Razorblade’ was one of the last songs written for our album ‘Body Electric’. It’s a high energy rock song splintered with some synth leads and hand claps. The writing process for ‘Razorblade’ was not labored as the writing had been for some of our other songs; this song came naturally. The chant in the chorus popped into my (Jason’s) head one day when driving home from work, and I coupled it with a chord progression that I had been working with. We demoed the song, worked out the kinks, and recorded it.
Where did the inspiration behind this song come from?
‘Razorblade’ was inspired by primal emotion and teen angst. I (Jason) suppose it’s a reflection on certain unfavorable emotional spaces that I used to occupy more frequently in the past.
Do you prefer the digital or more traditional way (cd,lp etc) of releasing your music to your fans?
We have only distributed our music digitally thus far, though I think we all enjoy physical copies of music from artists that we admire. Digital releases allow for accessibility, while physical releases allow for a more intimate connection to the art.
Any upcoming shows in the near future? For a new fan who hasn’t seen you live yet, how would you describe your live performance?
We plan to set up shows in the SoCal area in the near future, though we don’t have anything scheduled as of now. For new fans who haven’t seen our live shows, expect to see some dancing, some shredding by our lead guitarist, banter that is entertaining but maybe a little awkward, and the occasional instance of something very passionate and real. And expect loud drumming. Bring some ear plugs.
What’s next for the band?
We will continue to promote our album ‘Body Electric’, to play shows, and to spread the word of Stereodove. New videos are in the works, as well as new songs.
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