VISTA Returns With Powerful New EP “The Ruins”, Out NOW


NY-based alternative rock band VISTA have released their new EP “The Ruins,” out on all digital platforms now Their first record since 2017, “The Ruins” is the first in a cohesive trilogy of EPs, the remaining two being titled “The Repair” and “The Revival” (release dates TBA). Diving into the waters of cinematic and active rock experimentation, the heartbreaking 5-track collection is a testament to their tenacity. To coincide with the release of “The Ruins,” VISTA will be playing an EP release show on Long Island TOMORROW (10/26) at Amityville Music Hall; tickets can be purchased HERE. The band also recently announced the upcoming release of their new YouTube documentary “In Ruins” (out November 12th), which will chronicle a series of events that nearly led to their demise.

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, has 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, and explosive live show.

Their new EP “The Ruins,” released on October 25th, is the first release 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 EP, VISTA will release a documentary exclusive to YouTube on November 12th, titled “In Ruins,” which will give 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 recent release of “The Ruins,” VISTA is hardly at a climax; they are poised for a revival.

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