“Forward change can be such a scary thing / For the misty-eyed,” croons Will Walden on StaG’s “Too Late Now,” the coda to our second sampler compilation. When we launched Stereocure in August of last year, the mist in the air was as heavy as the excitement. Our goal was to create a real music community with a collective atmosphere and a common vision for artistic progress; the mist hanging over the excitement of the first day was the mystery of how we were going to carry out and sustain that goal going forward—and how we were going to stay a community while spread out over 2500 miles.
Nine months, a tour, and a slew of releases and artwork later, our community is tighter than ever. Musical ideals are shifting, new collaborations are forming, new artists are joining, new mediums are being explored, and forward change is in the air. What’s even more amazing to us is that the music is really reaching people’s ears, and the support we’ve received in response has been invaluable in helping us grow and develop as artists, musicians, and people. This compilation mix of new music from all of our artists is a testament to where we’ve been these misty-eyed nine months, looking inward for inspiration within our community, looking outward for new sonic horizons, welcoming the changes as they come.
Stereocure is a collective of musicians, writers, and artists dedicated to a vision of contemporary music culture that is inspired by a progressive and creative spirit. We are an independent record label founded in Los Angeles, CA.