Wisteria Cassette Demo

Wisteria Cassette Demo

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Wisteria Cassette Demo

Wisteria is a female fronted Pittsburgh post-punk band. A limited first release of 100 professionally printed and mastered cassette tapes. Only 10 available online. Get them while they last!

Vocals: Elyse Hoffman 
Guitar: Matt Schor 
Bass: Aaron Grey 
Drums: Stephen Bucklin 

Recorded by Matt Schor @ The War Room 
Mastering by Dan Randall @ Mammoth Sound Mastering 
Artwork by Dylan Garrett Smith
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 Elyse Hoffman
Photo by: Beckie-Ann Galentine

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Pittsburgh post-punk band Wisteria is finally here with recorded tracks. Matt Schor on guitar, Aaron Grey on bass, and of course Elyse Hoffman on vocals started the band in June of 2017. The quartet's final line-up came together when they added drummer Stephen Bucklin in July of 2017. This demo is a great diverse sampling of their early tracks. It's got a range of dynamic goodness, effect-laden guitar licks matched by equally emotional but exquisitely executed lyrics.

Matt Schor, the guitarist for Wisteria, recorded the demo in the War Room, a recording studio which has also brought to life other local Pittsburgh records by bands like The Gotobeds, Icon Gallery, and The Karl Hendricks Trio. The War Room is the practice space that Wisteria calls home. The group records just about everything, so they can always be improving and iterating along the way. They're fueled by a love of all things post-punk and "fizzy water."

Elyse's lyrics are deeply personal and tell a story that you quickly get drawn into. Wormhole is the first track released from the demo and clearly illustrates precisely what I mean.

         "What is a life?
          What makes a death?
          Illusion of connection
          The slow disintegration
          Wondering what it is to be truly alive
          Into the harsh world, I arrive

In their handful of shows, Wisteria has been fortunate to have opened for groups such as Skeletal Family, Actors, Bootblacks, and Wind Atlas. They draw inspiration from nature and want to raise awareness for wildlife conservation. They look forward to writing, playing more shows with others in the post-punk community, and hopefully releasing their debut LP sometime before the end of 2019.