Myra Gleason, Stereo RV’s lead singer, has one of the most powerfully expressive voices you’ve ever heard. Her fervent vocals are backed by the guitar and extraordinary beatboxing abilities of her husband, Gabe. Hailing from Portland, OR, Stereo RV creates a form of soulful pop music that captivates through the poetic framework of blunt honesty and emotion. They released their debut EP Human in early 2017 that developed through trial and error in the RV the couple called home. The touching melodies and Myra’s true to life lyrics, inspired in part by her work with children in the foster care system, showcased the vulnerability and emotional depth that’s often missing in pop music.
For the past two years, the road has been Stereo RV’s home. Playing on stages in living rooms, secret shows, Sofar Sounds, and intimate listening rooms. Their live performances offer the rare gift of cultivating a time of authentic connection. Myra’s singing and Gabe’s ability to mimic the sound of a full drum kit, make every performance an other-worldly event.
Their music has been licensed in multiple T.V. shows including The CW’s All American and DC Legends, including speaking appearances on the coveted stage of TEDx. With a handful of self-released tracks scattered throughout 2018 and 2019, they displayed a maturity in their sound with ‘Style’ (2019), a flare of old motown with bright horns, and an emotive groove. Myra’s soulful and characterized voice gives way to the vibrant production, naturally leaning into some of the best gospel music.
Focusing on singles, their newest release, Chase Your Soul (2020) was written while traveling as solitary troubadours. There is a mysterious truth in the lyrics that does not try to hide the overall message of self discovery. While tender in it’s delivery, over Myra’s hauntingly emotional vocals, the song offers listeners the chance to “sit and vibe,” evoking the nostalgia of our own existential meaning.
A slew of singles is set to release this year following Chase Your Soul. The duo currently reside in Sacramento, CA