Move Forward Music Presents
April + VISTA
Doors: 7:00PM | Show: 8:00PM | Ends: 10:00PM
Washington D.C. based duo April + VISTA consists of April George (violinist, pianist, vocalist, composer) and mattVISTA (producer, bassist, composer). With influences ranging from electronic to alt-rock, soul and classical, the band’s genre-defying sound has grabbed the attention of The Fader, Afropunk, NPR, Stereogum, Apple Music 1 and BBC 1Xtra, and seen them tour internationally with groundbreaking artists like Little Dragon, GoldLink and Little Simz. Their appearance on Berlin-based music platform COLORS Studios has amassed over 1.7M views, and their music has been featured on hit shows like Netflix’ “Dear White People”, BET’s “Boomerang” and most recently HBO’s “I May Destroy You”.
Their latest EP, “Pit of My Dreams”, characterizes a new direction for the electronic duo. Their first project since 2018’s critically acclaimed “You Are Here”, it finds them experimenting with a darker and grittier sound than its predecessor. “This project exhibits our desire to raise hell to defy our subduers.” they explain, “it doesn’t offer neat solutions to existential crises. Instead, we wade through our very human perception while searching for an objective reality.” Entirely self-produced, and recorded during the pandemic, it also finds them introspective. “Our examination of the issues that plague our culture, environment and communities awakened our own self-examination,” they say, “we found new reasons to feel uncomfortable and scared, and many of the obstacles we thought we either slaughtered or suppressed, have respawned.”
April + VISTA