“AristeiA has the power to exalt, or to destroy, wanting only the former, but unafraid to invoke the latter if the time comes.”
“They are so hip they can make you believe they are ‘high’ on a glass of water.”
“AristeiA is so quiet sometimes they forget to breathe. They are so damn noisy, an earthquake couldn’t get their attention.”
With two releases in under a year AristeiA is a prolific force of post- rock nature. The EP titled “a light that plugs into the sun” and the full length debut album “You give me strength, you give me patience!” were both met with stellar reviews.
Childhood friends and songwriting collaborators Adam Steinfink and Ben Meyercord moved to Portland, Oregon from Dallas, Texas. In November 2005, they joined forces with guitarist Brandon Gordon and drummer Vincent Covarrubias.
AristeiA is influenced by Explosions in they Sky, Queen, Radiohead and Mogwai. They have been compared to Slowdive and Yume Bitsu.
Their live shows are high energy and strangely, beautifully danceable.