Stereo Sons are a three piece indie-rock band, active in the Pacific Northwest since 2008. The band was brought together by Chris Klepac, a transplant from the midwest college-rock mecca of Columbia, MO. Chris had a plan to harness his abrasive, noisy post-punk pop songs to a rhythm section that balanced those elements with deep, tight, danceable grooves, creating a sound that hearkened back to trailblazers like Fugazi, Gang of Four and P.I.L, while searching forward into what a true 21st century American rock band could become.
That idea became a reality when Chris met up with Mike O’Doherty, Rock School drum instructor and former member of local psychedelic jazz favorites Atma. Mike’s technically sophisticated approach and embrace of non-Western drum styles catapulted Stereo Sons into their unique niche, as the band began to create a regional buzz with their hypnotic, kinetic and unpredictable live shows. They spent 2009 gigging around the PNW and perfecting the songs of information-age experience that would populate their first full-length LP (more on the album below).
After a tumultuous summer of lienup uncertainty following the release of their first full-length album, Chris and Mike found a perfect counterpart in Carlos Tulloss, an accomplished rock bassist and longtime fixture of the Seattle jazz and funk scenes. Carlos has pushed the band to new levels of both precision and experimentation.
Stereo Sons are just getting started – their music is constantly evolving, and they are preparing songs for a second album while pushing their live touring circuit beyond the PNW. 2011 will see them bringing the chaotic beauty and musical futurism of Stereo Sons to California, the Midwest, and beyond.