Leiahdorus is a synthpop band on the independent A Different Drum label. Leiahdorus was created by Jason Smith in 1998. When Joey Belville of The Echoing Green acquired a demonstration tape, he took Jason under his wing and produced a demo with him. In 2000 this three track demo found its way to Todd Durrant of the synthpop label A Different Drum. This resulted in Jason being signed to an album deal. Ashes, Ashes was then released in September 2001, which has created a strong following of fans.