"The finest moments for Aristeia are those when the band loses itself in an expansive meandering periods of instrumental noise. An epic rise and fall of notes that makes Explosions in the Sky look like a bunch of Texas bedwetters. It's a safe assumption these boys can throw down" Portland Mercury
"Portland’s best post-instrumental rockers...succeeds not because of its resemblance to similar instrumental acts.. but instead in how it differentiates"-Michael Mannheimer, Willamette Week
"I was surprised at the power behind the group before me, adding to it a strong stage presence and friendly after the show demeanor"-Fensepost.com
Aristeia formed in November 2005 and has since grown into one of the most exciting rock bands in the Portland music scene. Since their inception they have released four records to stellar reviews by numerous online and print publications, completed two full west coast tours, creating an ever-increasing fan base.
Recently signed with Static Management Aristeia is growing rapidly. Having shared the stage with indie heavyweights like The Sea and Cake, Tokyo Police Club, Unwed Sailor, White Rabbits, Bedhead, Monuments to Masses, Asobi Seksu, Git Some, and being the only band to play CD Baby.com’s 10 year anniversary party, Aristeia is making its presence felt.
In recent months Aristeia has been inking endorsement deals with everyone from Shine Drums to Rotosound strings, and shot a video for the song “Feedback King” off their latest release “How to Kill a King”.
The boys are currently writing new material for an upcoming album, booking a 7 week coast to coast US tour for sping 09’, and actively seeking booking agents and distribution.
A LIGHT THAT PLUGS INTO THE SUN
released March 2006
YOU GIVE ME STRENGTH, YOU GIVE ME PATIENCE!
released December 2006
released May 2007
HOW TO KILL A KING
released September 2008
Our set ranges between 30 minutes to an hour plus
Song titles include:
The Surface of a Desert
Garden of the Gods
The Black Magic Hour
In The Giants Wake
Stairway to Heaven part 2: The Stampede into Heaven
Self Will Run Riot
I'll Take Mine Black