Eraserhood Sound is the only “Synth & Soul” record label and production company around.
Founded in the summer of 2019 by longtime collaborators Maxwell Perla and Vincent John, Eraserhood Sound has grown into being a production team and studio as well as a record label. Over time, the two began to cultivate a unique style of music they dubbed “Synth & Soul.”
The sound is a blend of soulful rhythms, featuring Perla on drums and percussion as John rounds out the rhythm section on bass, guitar, synthesizer and keys. The two-man production unit record to tape in their analog studio in Philadelphia, a space which used to belong to none other than Questlove.
Eraserhood Sound is named in homage to the 1977 David Lynch classic Eraserhead, and borrows many of the eerie textures featured in this iconic Philly film.
In 2020, the label released the debut 7" from intergalactic house band Fantasy 15, titled Fame or Life / The Menace. The following year, Eraserhood Sound released the group's second and third 45s, Burgundy Mist / Percy St. and Galaxy Oasis / Julieta, as well as their debut EP, Planet IX. The three records prove to be progressive, soulful synth funk masterpieces, and each disc sold out almost immediately upon its release.
In 2021, Eraserhood Sound debuted several exciting projects, including the release of Sandro Galileo's infamous, long-lost 1974 Italian film soundtrack Ribelle Di Mare. Mr. Galileo's stunning, timeless compositions were reproduced and performed by Fantasy 15. Upon the LP's release in late August, the limited edition vinyl was already sold out.
In addition, the Eraserhood Sound team co-wrote and produced the Kendra Morris singles "When We Would Ride" and "Catch the Sun" which were released by Karma Chief Records. Following this collaboration, EHS co-wrote and produced the single "Blow My Mind" for the disco-soul songstresses in Say She She. The track, also released on 7" courtesy of Karma Chief, was a huge success, featuring on influential playlists as well as movie trailers and worldwide radio.
In late 2021 and 2022, Eraserhood Sound teamed up with Philadelphia soul/rock group Stereo League to co-write and produce their EP Endless Mirage. The result is a timeless, shimmering collection of songs that tell evocative tales of loneliness and longing, set against the backdrop of Eraserhood Sound’s signature analog production. The group’s debut 7” Money In Your Mouth b/w Miss Me was made available in November of 2021, and their follow up 7" Operator, Please / Seasons of Trouble was released to much fanfare the following year.
The year 2022 saw many more exciting releases from the EHS universe. The first singles from exciting new London based artist Azul Kechi were released, which were co-written and produced by Eraserhood Sound. The records are classic synth & soul productions, but are infused with a modern hip hop / R&B flavor that is both nostalgic and futuristic at the same time. Azul Kechi's debut album, co-written, produced and mixed by EHS, is slated for a 2023 release.
Finally, Eraserhood Sound signed two exciting new artists in the year 2022. The first is Philadelphia based vibraphonist Angelo Outlaw. His debut 7" Time Traveler / Silent Horizon is a modern soul jazz classic, and EHS has an entire LP of similar material ready to release in 2023. The second signing is Abby Jeanne, a New York based multi-media artist with a powerhouse voice that recalls soulful legends like Etta, Aretha, and Amy. Abby's debut 45 on Eraserhood Sound is due to be released in the spring of 2023, and she is already creating a buzz in American and British soul scenes.
Both of these artists herald an exciting new era for Eraserhood Sound, one in which synth & soul can continue to grow, evolve, and flourish in ground-breaking ways.