VISTA is anything but dormant. Although more than two years have passed since their last record release (2017’s “Long Live”), the NY-based electronic alt-rock outfit have remained consistently active, having since completed five US tours, released four singles (including their highest-streamed song to date, “Witch Hunt”), shared the stage with Fearless Records’ Set It Off, and earned music video rotation in Journeys’ stores nationwide. The compelling duo, comprised of lead vocalist Hope Vista and guitarist Greg Almeida, have elevated the word ‘independent’ to their own playing ground, racking up half a million streams alone on Spotify. Their branding is hypnotizing; outside of their now-familiar black and blue color palette, VISTA continues to entrance listeners with their trademark electronic influences, tight-knit social media fanbase, neon-themed branded content, and explosive live show.
Their new record “The Ruins,” released on October 25th, will be the first in a trilogy of branded EPs. A distinct blend of active rock and cinematic pop, VISTA’s evolution since their inception in late 2015 is evident; while the band’s signature dark, synth-laden production is still present, “The Ruins” takes on notable experimentation and haunting lyricism. In conjunction with the release of “The Ruins,” VISTA released a documentary exclusive to YouTube on November 12th, which gives viewers a rather intimate (and unconventional) look at a string of harrowing events that temporarily derailed the band since the release of 2017’s “Long Live.” With the upcoming release of “The Ruins,” VISTA is hardly at a climax; they are poised for a revival.
"If massive, anthemic choruses and an instinctive ability for theatric flair float your boat, then you'll want to be checking out VISTA immediately."
- Rock Sound magazine