"Stelladeora is a Indie/Punk rock band hailing from NJ, with band members Justina Carubia as Vocals, Avi Patel on Rhythm Guitar, Neil Brown on Bass and Mike Lyon on Drums. The band has definitely proved themselves with the release of their last EP in late summer “A Dosage From Delusional“, I look forward to future EPs, and a Full album. This band was also a part of the Year Of The Beast Tour this past Summer.
You can check out Stelladeora’s Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Stelladeoraand their Official site at www.Stelladeora.com"
Hey Stelladeora Fans!
We hope you had an AWESOME Thanksgiving! We know we did! The show at The Court Tavern was amazing as well! Huge thanks to Pilots in Orbit, Owel, & The Karma Killers for putting on an amazing show and thanks to Andy for putting it all together! The Court is back and in full swing and we can’t wait to go back!
Aside from the Live Show Madness, Here are a few treats we have been working on for you! Here are some new promo photos we took last weekend at the very creepy abandoned Helmetta Snuff Factory, in Helmetta, NJ.
We would like to give some special thanks to a few people who made this shoot a success! Jonathan Kertis for taking these AMAZING photos for us! Maryann Niebylski Miller for helping Justina with that AMAZING homemade dress!!! Also to Vincent Inciong over at ICO-Media for taking some behind the scenes footage of us, and making a little video of it all! See the video below!
PHOTOSHOOT BEHIND THE SCENES - VIDEO BY ICO MEDIA
We hope you enjoy the photos & the video! :-)
More news to come soon!
Justina, Avi, Mike, & Neil
Stelladeora - Abandoned Helmetta Snuff Factory Photoshoot (Behind the Scenes Trailer)
Here is a little trailer I threw together for our behind the scenes of our photoshoot we just did at The very creepy abandoned Helmetta Snuff Factory in Helmetta, N.J.
Apparently this place is going to be torn down soon, unfortunately. It has been abandoned for years, so it was great to get some photos there while we still can…
Our good friend Vincent Inciong will be putting together a full behind the scenes video, this is just a little teaser…
Our photos here were taken by a good friend Jonathan Kertis, and so far the edits that Avi has been working on are looking GREAT! We can’t wait to share them with you!
Photos & The Full Behind the Scenes Video to come soon!
Photos & Video From Microsoft In-Store Performance (Bridgewater Mall in Bridgewater, NJ)
Here are some highlights from our in-store performance at Microsoft in Bridgewater Mall this past Saturday night! We met some new fans!
Special Thanks to Hakim Bell :-)
Thanks to Jason Jackson for this video footage!
Our Interview with Pop Vulture Magazine Is Now Available for Your Reading Pleasure!
“I remember one year for Christmas when I was around 8 years old, they got me an old record player for Christmas, and gave me some of their vinyls. That was it for me… I would lock myself in my room and sing for days.”
popVLTR: What’s your hometown and where do you live today?
Justina: Our band was actually formed by Avi (guitar) and I around 2009, in our hometown of South Plainfield, NJ. We are still pretty based in our hometown, but when it came time to find other band members we branched out a little bit. We found Mike Lyon, our drummer on Craigslist and it just so happened that he lived in the next town over. Coincidentally enough, he actually lived right next door to my best friend that I grew up with. She lived there for years, and I never would of thought that I would be in a band with her next door neighbor who I didn’t even know existed. It really is a small world, and it’s really funny how things turn out sometimes! We found our bassist, Neil Brown, through someone I met on a musicians network on Facebook. He is actually a little more South Jersey than the rest of us. Mike ended up finding a house in a town between ours and Neil’s , so Parlin is kind of the middle ground for our whole band. We practice there every week.
popVLTR: What kind of music was played in your house when you were growing up? What influence did it have on what you play today?
Justina: Personally growing up, I listened to a lot of classic rock and 80s girl bands. My parents raised me on The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Paul Simon, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Pat Benatar, The Bangles, The Go Go’s, Joan Jett & Scandal. I remember one year for Christmas when I was around 8 years old, they got me an old record player for Christmas, and gave me some of their vinyls. That was it for me… I would lock myself in my room and sing for days. I went through really different phases with my interest in genres throughout the years. I went through pop music, christian rock, R&B, & ultimately acoustic pop rock with my own solo career for almost a decade. But it wasn’t until I met Avi, that I actually started writing Rock music with this edge that I have never been able to write on my own. It was refreshing and I loved it! We had met about a year prior to actually forming this band, and during that time (2008), we would sit around and jam to Paramore, Incubus, and Envy On the Coast songs. We really bonded over the Rock genre and eventually when Mike came into the picture, they got me more into progressive type bands like Coheed & Cambria, and Periphery, and we got Mike into Envy on the Coast. Mike also grew up being a diehard 311 fan, and you can tell in his drumming. Neil comes from a pretty big jazz background, and also grew up listening to a lot of industrial music like Nine Inch Nails and Ministry, so we really do have a little bit of everything in our sound. It’s awesome to be able to share our own individual influences with each other, and it’s cool watching them all come together and mesh into what is now Stelladeora.
popVLTR: What was it like the first time you performed on stage? Do you still feel the same way?
Justina: All of us in the band have been performing for a really long time prior to being in this band together. I, with my solo career and in and out of multiple bands, and Mike & Neil both had previous bands. I think the person in the band most green to the performing thing had to be Avi. He had some previous recording work under his belt. When him and I started writing songs together , we played some acoustic shows, but he had never played a live plugged in show before. I think the first time we played a show together as Stelladeora, with everyone plugged in, we all felt that we were all finally a part of something that had a tremendous amount of potential. Things have only gotten better from there. We have gotten a lot tighter as a band, we have learned a lot about pacing ourselves. We now play with in ear monitor systems, and more recently we started playing to a click track live, and eventually we added backing tracks to the mix. I think we are constantly trying to push ourselves out of being pigeonholed as just another local garage band who gets on a stage and just thrashes around on instruments for 45 minutes. We aim to get more and more professional with each show we play, and I think slowly but surely we are achieving that. It is a challenge, and it takes a lot of work. The learning process never ends, but we love playing live, and we love playing for the people who enjoy watching us play live!
popVLTR: What are some of your proudest moments in music so far?
Justina: In the short amount of time that we have been a band, only forming in 2009, I would say that our proudest moment would be recording a few songs shy of a full length album and releasing it on our own, without the help of any sort of label (A Dosage From Delusional produced by Mike Lisa, My Arcadia, BeAware). Music listeners take for granted most of the music they hear, and many don’t realize how many man hours, and changes, and little fixes, and crashing gear, and long treks to the studio in shitty weather, lugging your gear in the cold, snow, rain, wind, etc., It’s such a long process, and can be very frustrating and draining, doing take after take, for hours at a time. But once that final product is in your hands, it’s such a rewarding thing to be able to say, “WE did this”. Also Mike Lisa was great to work with, we learned a lot from him about the recording process, and we plan on taking what we learned from our experience working with him, and applying it to whatever future projects we may work on. We have also had some other accomplishments. Our first single “Magnetic Poetry” made it into the first season of a growing web series titled “Hollywood Girl” (www.youtube.com/user/HollywoodGirlTV ), we have been featured on some radio shows (103.9 WRCN’s The Real Radio Show, 90.5 The Night, Brookdale College Radio). We have also played some festivals around the Tri-state area, and have also played Six Flags Great Adventure Live & Local Stage, & last years ING Marathon in NYC.
popVLTR: What cool stuff is on the horizon for you?
Justina: We are currently working on recording some new material, just writing more, playing more shows. We are gearing up to do a new promo photo shoot, since Neil is the newest addition to the band having joined this past summer, we have yet to take some pics together of the band as a whole. Be on the lookout for new photos in the next month or so! Also during the making of our EP we filmed a documentary using the behind the scenes footage from the studio. We are looking to release that after the new year, and are planning to have a premiere party for it. We would really like to make it into some kind of Hurricane Sandy benefit, as we are from New Jersey, and many of the places where we spent our summers as kids, are now destroyed. It is so heartbreaking, so if there is anything we can do to help “Restore Our Shore” and help out the victims, then we will try to do it! Be on the lookout for an announcement on that event, but In the meantime, we have some trailers available on our youtube page where you can learn more about the meanings behind all of the songs and the process of writing/recording them which will be featured in our documentary.
Neil Brown (Bass)
Mike Lyon (Drums)
Justina Carubia (Vocals)
Avinash Patel (Guitar)
www.stelladeora.bandcamp.com << FREE DOWNLOAD
Stelladeora is Playing The Court Tavern’s Thanksgiving Eve Celebration with Owel, The Karma Killers, & Pilots In Orbit!
Come see us play The Court Tavern in New Brunswick on Thanksgiving Eve alongside of more AMAZING LIVE MUSIC and then eat like little piggies the next day to cure your hangovers… it’s the PERFECT time to come get SILLY!
VIEW & RSVP TO FACEBOOK EVENT HERE!
Justina, Avi, Mike, & Neil
Stelladeora to Play Acoustic Set at the Microsoft Store, Bridgewater Mall, NJ!
Avi & I will be playing a couple acoustic sets at the Microsoft Store in Bridgewater Mall, this Saturday night from 6:30 to 7:00 PM! Come out and jam with us and get an early start on your Christmas shopping before it gets crazy on Black Friday!
Also here we are in NERDS (Nobody Ever Respects Dorks Society) T-shirts, designs by a friend of ours, Eric Medina.
Check out his clothing line HERE!
Visit the Microsoft site for more info!
Click for FB Event Invite!
Hope to see ya there!
Our Sleeping With Sirens Cover “If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn” is now available for MP3 Download!
So this past weekend we released a music video of the Sleeping With Sirens song that we covered, “If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn”… We got so much awesome feedback and requests for an MP3 of the song so you guys can put them on your iPods/itunes libraries.. Well here it is! You can download from our SoundCloud here for FREE! ENJOY!
Check out the video we just shot for our acoustic cover of Sleeping With Sirens “If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn”. The song was recorded and produced by our very own Avinash Patel, and the video was editing by him as well!
Also special thanks to Jason Jackson…
Let us know your thoughts.
ENJOY IT!! ;-)
Pop Vulture Magazine Cover Story!
So excited to announce that we are on Pop Vulture Magazine’s Cover Stories for November! We will also be doing an interview with them this month and dish about all of the upcoming projects we have been working on, so keep your eyes peeled for that! We’re SO stoked!!
Also the bio that they used was written by our dear friend Vince Inciong.
Help Restore Our Shore! Donate to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims of the East Coast/Tri-State Area
Things are a bit slow right now, but bear with us while things in New Jersey are still getting back into order with power outages, and loss off cable/internet and hurricanes and blizzards and such… We haven’t been able to practice in a couple weeks, but we do have some other things in the works..
In the meantime if you have not done so yet, please help us restore our shore!!! Donate to the Red Cross, and help the victims of Hurricane Sandy! It’s the least we can do to help out our fellow Jersey folk in need
Stelladeora is a punk pop progressive band from Central New Jersey. They love long walks in the park and buffalo wings.
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