8.4.22

Ashtray Ballet by Astari Nite











Astari Nite parallelize their sound that fluctuates between hard hitting industrial darkwave and lyrical gothic rock with the balance of mental health and the drifts of the human intellect on their gripping new single Ashtray Ballet.

Ashtray Ballet is a pulsating and melancholic piece with a great emotion and a refined sound. According to Astari Nite, it's described as “waves of regret, a formal apology, doused with playing on the heartstrings of two people in bloom. Time always finds a way to slip us by as memories tend to fade, so strangely. Much like the winds blow, I am always reminded of the strangest girl that made me frown, upside down.”

“Ashtray Ballet couldn’t have entered my life at a more cynical time,” Astari Nite vocalist Mychael Ghost says. “Last autumn, I was dazzling in my own pity party for what seemed like a lifetime sentence – and to my surprise, on a sappy Tuesday, Danny AE (keyboardist / bassist) presented the next track to the band…After hearing the first verse and a bit of the chorus, I was softly reminded of music that I loved from the 90’s and the first time I read Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite – and of course, the sound one makes when walking in the snow. These are all simple things that I forgot that I have loved so much. I think that balance is important, especially when my thoughts are forever walking a tightrope. I’ve always admired the listener, happiness is an unusual feeling that shouldn’t be taken for granted and I am forever grateful for learning how to smile, again.”

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Astari Nite
Art cover by Danny AE
Band photo by by Ilena Frey

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