Beginning as the brainchild of vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Jason Ledesma during his college years, the first complete incarnation of the alternative pop-rock band Stereodove was born in 2018 with the addition of lead guitarist and keyboardist Cameron Good and bass guitarist Brian Bello. They began playing local shows in the southern California area, opening for such acts as Matt Embree (of Rx Bandits) and performing with actress and singer Olivia Rodrigo. They later released their first collection of songs, ‘Body Electric’, which Ledesma had recorded and produced in his home. The album, including the track “Madonna”, was mixed by Dan Konopka (drummer of OK Go) and mastered by Joe LaPorta (David Bowie - “Blackstar”, Foo Fighters - “Wasting Light”, The Killers - “Battle Born”). Stereodove, a group of misfits diverse in musical background, race, and gender, writes songs from a place of “otherness” and melancholy, often blending the colorful melodies of pop and electronic music with the raw spirit of indie and emo rock.