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Stereo RV

Portland, OR | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | AFM

Portland, OR | AFM
Established on Jan, 2012
Duo Pop Singer/Songwriter


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"Statesman Journal"

Between Myra Gleason's expressive and powerful vocals and her husband Gabe's beatboxing, listening to Stereo RV is an experience - Carlee Wright

"Northwest Music Scene"

In a nutshell, this music is captivating, easy on ears, and a promoter of happiness" - Yasmin Ettobi

"Oregon Music News"

Beatbox and a great voice combine! - Tom D'antoni

"Icon Magazine"

The Gleason's weave a seductively plush, accomplished, slightly languid sound, a bit like if Tears For Fears or Crowded House were American (and fronted by a singer as good as Myra). - Mark Keresman

"Paste Magazine"

Stereo RV's 'Human' reminds us of what it means to be just that! -

"Salem Weekly News"

Amazingly powerful and soulful. Definitely a one-of-a kind sound. - Julie Eaton


Human- April 7, 2017
The One
Who Am I?


Feeling a bit camera shy


Myra Gleason, Stereo RV’s lead singer, has one of the most powerfully expressive voices you’ve ever heard. Her fervent vocals, backed by the guitar and extraordinary beat boxing abilities of her husband, Gabe, make the vulnerable songs on Human, their debut EP, an overwhelming experience. The tracks are flooded with the joys and sorrows of everyday life, given wing by the record’s vibrant production and melodies that will haunt you, even after a single listen.


The duo has been thrilling audiences in their hometown of Portland since they began performing together six years ago. Myra’s singing and Gabe’s ability to mimic the sound of a full drum kit, make every live performance an other-worldly event. “When we play live, people keep looking behind us for the drummer,” Gabe says. “I’m a very technical and precise beat boxer. I pride myself on being able to provide any sound a percussionist can make.”


The songs on Human, the duo’s debut EP, developed slowly, coming together through trial and error over the course of two years of experimentation in the RV the couple calls home. The touching melodies and Myra’s true to life lyrics, inspired in part by her work with children in the foster care system, give the songs an emotional depth that’s often missing in pop music. “The question I often hear from the kids is, ‘Am I normal?’” Myra says. “Their lives are full of poverty and neglect, moving from one home to another, which makes that question harder to answer. That’s why we chose ‘Human’ as the title track. It represents all the voices constantly asking that question. The songs describe the traumas and victories that tie us together, the experiences that ultimately identify who we are, or who we’re trying to be.” 


John DeGrazio and Stan Chan produced the record at Watersound Studio. They remixed and re-mastered three tunes the duo had made on their own – “Free,” “Runaways” and “Who Am I?” They also produced, arranged and played all the instruments on two new ballads - “The One” and “Human” - creating potent, radio ready, backing tracks for them. All the percussion on the album is provided by Gabe’s beat boxing, mixed and processed in the studio to add depth to his vocal prestidigitation.   


“Human,” the dramatic title track, opens the album on an optimistic note, even as it describes the often-troubling realities of everyday life. Myra’s riveting vocal blends equal measures of hope and anguish, backed by DeGrazio’s minimal piano, a thumping synth bass and Gabe’s vocal percussion accents. Myra faces down the howling winds of uncertainty on “The One,” a hopeful anthem with the soulful, uplifting quality of the best gospel music. Her vocal soars to deliver a message of undying faith.


Gabe adds his brittle acoustic guitar rhythms and sings harmony on “Who Am I?” Myra’s heartfelt vocal gives us an unsettling glimpse of a soul wandering through the wilderness of self-doubt. The sparse rhythm track intensifies the pleading melancholy of the lyrics. “Runaways” and “Free” show off the duo’s playful side, with rowdy, carefree, dance friendly cadences. “Our live shows are upbeat and energetic,” Myra says. “We like to challenge people and make them think, but we want them to have fun too.”


Gabe and Myra met at a Portland singing competition. “I was impressed by Gabe’s vocal percussion abilities,” Myra says. “When I asked him if he’d like to add his beat boxing to a couple of the demos I was working on, he said, ‘Yes.’ After a few practice sessions, we did a show together and everything clicked. We started a songwriting collaboration and developed feelings for one another that made the songs, and our lives, more intense.”

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