VSTRS began in 2013 as an outlet for improv and collaboration between
like-minded Detroit area musicians. Michael O'Connor and Zach Pliska had
come from the recently defunct Fur and Eric Myers from the current band
Over sessions in the summer/fall of that year they developed an organic,
drum-centric approach and an interest in utilizing both space and
aggression within songs. David Sovey and Katie Galazka joined in after a
few months to expand the sound and explore a live set.
The quintet spent studio time in 2014 recording and producing their
initial LP and have since been described as 'a heady outfit with an equal
penchant for both melody and bombast'. Visitors don't seem to follow
convention too closely and tend to defy the sometimes gloomy haze of psych
rock; instead they lean towards the more cinematic nature of art-rock.
You can find out more about VSTRS on their bandcamp page.