Stereo Reform, the 80s infused electrofunk project, was born at the tail end of the 2000s. Founder and frontman, Neil Turner, put the first generation of the group together in Charleston, SC with help from Craigslist and MySpace (Thanks you Tom and Craig of the interwebs). The fresh funk rock group quickly relocated to Los Angeles. There, SR recorded the 10 song LP, Robots of Evolution, at Killingsworth Studios with producer and former Diffuser frontman, Tomas Costanza. The album primarily served as a building block in the search for the right sound and an energizer for the band’s first national tour. In 2013 SR released The Future Started Yesterday, recorded and produced by Atlanta’s Grammy Nominated Bravo Ocean Music Group. The group worked more electropop elements into the songs, and it paid off. The album earned SR a Pandora station, licensing deals with 6 television networks, 11 TV shows, as well as Nascar, Chipotle, Leaf TV and more. The award winning music video for the song, Fire, gained the attention of Jeffery Katzenberg’s Youtube Nation and was featured in a 2014 segment with MSNBC’s Jacob Soborroff. Leonard Maltin gave the LP two thumbs up on the popular podcast Doug Loves Movies. And really, who can argue with Leonard Maltin? No one, that’s who. In 2016, after again teaming up with Bravo Ocean Music Group, SR released the single, Kids Like Us. Kids introduced fans to SR’s new direction, which more heavily embraced the synth and electronic sounds from the 1980s. In Summer 2017 SR released the EP, PUMP CLASSIC. Carrying the torch from Kids Like Us, this EP features a neon pallet of retro sounds and synthesizers. Turner recorded the hook heavy synthpop EP with LA producer Danny Olguin, of Carpoolparty, now known as Fizzy Lazer. In 2018 Stereo Reform teamed up with Greenville, SC based Klein Productions to record the single, RADIO LOVE. Turner opted to record the bass entirely on synthesizers, but brought back the electric guitar, which was largely missing on the PUMP CLASSIC EP. Olguin signed on to design and edit the music for RADIO LOVE, which was released soon after the song.
In 2020 SR will release a series of singles, the first being TRY TO LOVE YOUR MIND on 2/14/20, is a perfect blend of synthesizers and guitars. Turner looked back into his song catalogue and decided to update and rejuvenate a song he had written back in 2009. The second single, HOT LIES, was released on 6/26/20. HOT LIES was recorded and produced with Klein productions and mixed and mastered by Olguin. It is a bouncing, somber synth driven track that is both simple and sonically complex.
TRY TO LOVE YOUR MIND