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Cassette Demo from Pittsburgh post-punk band Wisteria on Play Alone Records.

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released December 19, 2018

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

Lyrics: Elyse Hoffman
Music: Wisteria
Recorded by Matt Schor @ The War Room
Mastering by Dan Randall @ Mammoth Sound Mastering
Artwork by Dylan Garrett Smith


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Wisteria Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Wisteria is a four-piece post-punk band from Pittsburgh. With deeply personal lyrics about isolation, grief, and regret, Wisteria creates vivid elegies against a backdrop of effect-laden guitar licks and dynamic melodies. Drawing from a wide scope of influences, their sound is diverse and ever evolving. The band plans to follow-up their self-titled demo with a full-length album in 2019. ... more

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Track Name: Flotsam

There is a Voice
To the sea it calls me
Back to the wreck
Back to the sea

The littered shore
Flotsam far and wide
The Cove is full
From the pull of the tide

Sinking in the bay
Leaving me here
A last castaway
Lost to the bay
Pulling me near
I'm cast away

There is a Light
Beacon of choked youth
Signal Fire
Cutting through the haze

Light on the wreck
The cracked hull sinking mast
Disappears to the depths of the past
Track Name: Wormhole

When I break the surface
When black earth erupts
There’s no going back
The collapse so abrupt
Searching for an entrance
Longing to return
That pathway is wrecked
There is no return

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

Coming up for air but the air is so dry
The force of this atmosphere
The pressure of forced smiles
Why did I leave that earthly womb
Up here it all ends much too soon

A flooded pathway
Unfeeling landscape
A severed doorway
Reluctant survey
The rain that drowned tranquility
The storm that came and drove me

What ends a life?
Defines a death?
Forgotten intersection
Where all roads end
Who decides what it is to be alive
Into the harsh world I arrive

Falling through the door
Hearing it slam shut
You rest in peace
And I slowly rot
Track Name: Veil

Uncultivated wild and tangled
Inspiration at the right angle
The breath of life like a promise
We all assumed you'd made

All the things only you could see
The lies we both believed
They are still here
I remember it all
Watching fabric fall
At your curtain call

A bullet in my chest
Now the past lays in unrest
Hindsight after Blindside
Vision’s never been more clear

Missed steps and close calls
But now you're on the other side of it all

Can you still hear?
Can you remember at all?
No, that’s my flaw
When will the veil fall?
Where is my curtain call?

If I only knew If I only knew
But we rarely do
Until the deed is through

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