PO Box 55462
Atlanta, GA 30308

Haunted House Vol. 1
2009 CD

This Balance
2007 CD


Strezo's core members are Kristen Strezo, Robert Filippo and Collin Guy.

Kristen and Robert are originally from Chicago but now they reside in Atlanta.

Kristen Strezo and Robert Filippo have been making music together since they became friends in high school, playing in several bands predecesing STREZO. They were best known back home as the duo behind the confrontational Chicago math-rock punk band HEDONISTS,MAYBE. In Atlanta in 2007, they met bassist Collin Guy and began performing in Atlanta and the Southeast with a rotating cast of musicians such as Davis Petterson of Ghosts Project, Mario Schambon of The Selmanares, composer/percussionist Klimchack, cellist Daisha Oliver of Tiger!Tiger!, drummer Pablo Cerda and Chicago pro drummer Fernando Medina.

In 2009 Strezo paired down to a trio with guitarist Robert Filippo moving to percussion and Collin Guy on bass and of course Kristen Strezo on vocals.

Here's what some people have said about Strezo:

"...Through her lyrics, sung strong and clear, she pleaded for women’s rights, for independence, and for peace....Hypnotizing rhythms conjured an air of mysticism as tribal drum beats and metallic guitar notes rocked the room. Through the span of their short set, Strezo took the audience halfway around the world and back, venturing through klezmer, afro beat, and flamenco..." - live review from Southeast Performer

"...Listening to Strezo, one can imagine that Strezo and cohort Filippo traveled the world collecting musical pebbles from distant shores. They put them in a jar, rattled them together, and the eclectic musical sound waves emerging from the speakers are the complimentary banging together of these diverse sounds. Strezo defies catergorizing, though if I'm going to hazard an umbrella, I would say it's world-electro-pop...Listeners go on a rainbowed world tour..." - Girlistic Magazine

"...Strezo's music is what one could call "prog-folk" - certainly not your daddy's folk! With world percussion rhythms that change multiple times in a given song and atmospheric guitar work, Strezo has made an album that is quite original in both sound and approach... An intriguing piece of work, This Balance is definitely a record for anyone wanting to hear something they've never heard before" -Southeast Performer

"...Strezo plays Tim Burton-esque dark pop that blends spooky and oddball sounds with gypsy rhythms. There's a bit of a Klezmer feel to the instrumentation in some songs, and more of a rock asthetic in others.." -Creative Loafing, Atlanta

"...moody, thought provoking, interesting and nothing of the ordinary..." -Venus Magazine