Verbicide Unsigned Spotlight: The Oddfaces
Christa Matheu – Vox, Synth
John Deptowicz - Guitar, Vox
Ivan Gonzalez -Bass
Jorge Herrera – Drums
Where are you based out of (location)?
Los Angeles, California (Highland Park to be exact)
Your music sounds like?
Christa: It sounds horrible. In fact, don’t ever listen to it. It’s so bad we didn’t win the contest.
John: Like a celebration of mourning.
How did you discover music as a creative outlet?
It was different for all of us. We can’t really say exactly when it was we discovered it, but we do know that we’ve been writing songs and playing shows since we were kids and we’re going to continue doing so until the day we die.
What’s the best part of being an independent musician, and how do you get the message out about your music and connect to fans?
The best part is the freedom and control. For example, we don’t sell tickets or work with promoters that charge our fans a ridiculous amount to come see us. If that were the case we’d rather find a venue, round up some good bands and throw a show ourselves.
As far as connecting, we think our fans connect with us because we’re real and honest. We don’t put up a front and we tell it like it is.
What are your future musical projects and goals?
Our goal from the beginning has always been to write, record and perform on our own terms. Right now, we’re in the process of mixing and mastering our debut EP and we’re also working on new songs.