All-Female, All-Roosevelt Rock Band Releases First Album

It’s a big week for four Roosevelt High School seniors. On Saturday, Mia Prosperi, Ada Fender, Leah Stringer and Charlotte Byers will walk across the stage at the Knapp Center to receive their diploma. But first, last Saturday they announced the release of their first album. The four form the all-female indie rock band Plumero, whose debut album – “Prune Juice” – is now available. Read more about this “hyper-talented group of young women” in their press release below.

Plumero, an all-female indie rock band based in Des Moines, Iowa, today released their debut album called “Prune Juice.” Band members include Mia Prosperi (vocalist and guitarist), Ada Fender (vocalist and keyboardist), Leah Stringer (bassist, vocalist, violinist) and Charlotte Byers (drummer). All four are currently seniors at Des Moines Roosevelt High School and will graduate later this month.Formed in 2018, Plumero started playing together through the Girls Rock! Des Moines summer program. Over the past four year years, the band has played live at a wide range of venues, festivals and events, including the 80/35 Music Festival, Gross Domestic Product, the Backstage Ball, the Iowa State Fair, RAGBRAI, the World Food and Music Festival, the Variety Telethon and many others.“Plumero is everything amazing in our musical world,” said Sara Routh, Iowa singer-songwriter and President of the Girls Rock! Des Moines Board of Directors. “These fierce ladies compose, arrange, entertain and continue to blow all expectations of what youth are capable of out of the water. ‘Prune Juice’ is one of the best records to come out of Des Moines this year… a definite addition to your playlist arsenal!”“Prune Juice,” consisting of six original songs, is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora and other music streaming services. Recorded at Golden Bear Records in Des Moines, the album was produced by Bryan Vanderpool, owner of Golden Bear and singer-songwriter with the band The Well Pennies, and mastered by Chris Hesse, owner of The Lighthouse Recording Studio and member of the band Hoobastank. “This hyper-talented group of young women have created an incredible genre-melding collection of songs that perfectly capture all four unique personalities of the band,” said Bryan Vanderpool. “Ada’s pop sensibilities and dreamy lyrics are beautifully complimented by Mia’s raucous vocals and powerhouse guitars, all under the solid foundation of Charlotte and Leah’s rhythm and groove. It gives me goosebumps thinking about where these four artists will take us next.”Plumero will be hosting an album release party at xBk Live, 1159 24th Street, Des Moineson May 27. Des Moines band Dirty Blonde will play an opening set. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Advance tickets for the show are available for $10 at: $15 at the door. You can learn more and follow Plumero on Instagram (@plumero_music) and Facebook (