Eraserhood Sound is Philly’s only Synth & Soul record label and production company.
EHS was founded by long time collaborators Maxwell Perla and Vincent John, as the two shared an interest in cultivating a unique style of music which they dubbed “Synth & Soul”. The sound is a blend of soulful rhythms, featuring Perla on drums & John rounding out the rhythm section, with layers of silky vintage analog synthesizers setting the mood. The label is named after the 1977 David Lynch classic Eraserhead, and borrows many of the eerie textures featured in this iconic Philly film.
The label launched in the fall of 2019, producing and releasing singles from a wide range of artists who each inhabit the spirit of Synth & Soul in their own unique way.
Vincent John’s song “Temptation” features New Jack Swing drums, a lush, brooding synthesizers, and sophisticated, soulful vocal arrangements packed with emotion.
“Bloodstone Limousine” is a collision of 70s soul & funk with cascading layers of New Wave synthesizers, courtesy of La Dante.
And finally, the synth heavy funk from the future of “Natural Vegetation” serves as the latest single from EHS house band Fantasy 15.
Eraserhood Sound finished out 2020 with the rollout of their collaborative single series Philly On Tape. The first track, "Summer Night Sounds" featuring Stereo League, garnered widespread acclaim as well frequent independent radio play.
2021 will feature more singles from the Philly On Tape series, highlighting artists like Thantophobe, Jello Vibes, Lady HD, and more. In addition, expect new releases from a wide cast of Eraserhood Sound artists both old and new.