Stephanie Brown & The Surrealistics
Meet five of your favorite Frankensteins. The Surrealistics is a five piece desert rock ensemble featuring front lady Stephanie Brown. The group’s inception began in late September of 2016 as a duo between Brown and lead guitarist Ryan Amyot. The duo began co-writing tunes hoping for a sultry subdued sound, but eventually morphed into a psychedelic desert rock five-piece with organ heavy riffs. Bringing in members Michael Stell on keys, Andrew Ware on drums, and Wil Lopez on bass, their sound has been hastily evolving, and will continue to see rapid growth throughout 2017/8. Brown has been performing in the greater San Diego, CA area with several groups over the past few years, including psych rock band Ocelot, that had the pleasure of opening up for the Budos Band at the Belly Up in 2016. In addition to this, she had the pleasure of recording at the legendary Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL in March of 2016 for the release of the Gregg Allman’s final masterpiece album, Southern Blood – working alongside talented producer Don Was and closely with Allman himself. Stephanie sings in a raspy contralto, her lyrics often hauntingly melancholic with subtle existential themes. These tracks strive to bring back a 1950’s-60’s sound. So far, their debut tunes have been compared very broadly to artists including: Link Wray, Mazzy Star, Grace Slick, Lana Del Rey, Florence & The Machine, & Nirvana. Confusing? Take a listen and let us know your thoughts.