Well, we sure had a hell of a go at it. After several incarnations and countless shows, we are left with the appreciation of all the people who came together around this band. Huge thank you to our friends, fans, and supporters over nine years of Dear Indugu’s existence. It was an honor to make music for you.
Although DI ended in late 2014, a few of our members remain musically active and you’re invited to follow our projects:
Willow Steps Dear Indugu’s lead singer Jesse Strickman and frequent guest vocalist Leiya Mahoney launched Willow Steps in 2015. They are a harmony heavy guy/girl Indie Folk duo, singing about love and social change. They’ve released two EP’s, several music videos, and toured the West Coast. Watch their videos and more at WillowSteps.com
Makunder Dear Indugu’s lead guitarist (and former bassist), Van Jackson-Weaver joined a local songwriter Hamilton Ulmer in the experimental pop band Makeunder. They wrestle diverse tastes – from Renaissance motet, to art rock, to 90′s R&B, synth pop, soul, & modern orchestral music – into powerful songs about death, survival, migration, & loss. Check them out at WeAreMakeunder.com
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By the way, we still have Dear Indugu shirts, CD’s, pins, and stickers for free or by donation so don’t hesitate to drop us a line at DearIndugu@gmail.com if you’d like anything. You can stream us on SoundCloud or BandCamp, watch music videos on our YouTube channel, and watch even more on the videos page of this site.
Keep supporting local music. Thanks for listening!
Jesse Strickman, former singer of Dear Indugu, is currently raising money for his new high-end studio EP recorded in San Francisco, to be released by his new band Willow Steps. Join the cause and pre-order the new album here:
Hey there folks, Our singer Jesse Strickman and our longtime on-and-off guest vocalist Leiya Mahoney started a new music project called Willow Steps. Check out their first music video and “Like” them on Facebook. Thanks for listening!
We’re getting ready to release a free digital Single called “Simple Song About a Girl” in anticipation of our upcoming EP. Although the song will be available only as a Single and will not appear on the album itself, it will serve as an acoustic prelude to the all-acoustic EP. We hope you like it! Stay tuned. Join our mailing list here to be the first to receive the free Single!
Recording’s going well! We’re about three fourths done! It’s been a ton of fun meeting together a couple times a week and laying down tracks. Since we’re doing it all ourselves, in our own cozy home-made studio, we have the freedom to take it at our own pace, have fun, experiment with ideas, and take the time to really get everything sounding just the way we want it. It’s all love and good vibes going into this album. See for yourself in these photos in this month’s Dear Indugu newsletter.