Astra Via’s sound is not “here,” and not “there,” exactly, but maybe here, there, and everywhere. A bipolar marriage of past and future, where science geek and hopeless romantic meet.
Astra Via is Olivia Mancini & Jarrett Nicolay. Olivia Mancini played bass in indie darlings Washington Social Club, and then moved on to a solo career. Bassist Jarrett Nicolay founded college circuit mainstays Virginia Coalition and cut his electronic teeth on his own project, My New Mixtape. The two bassists have garnered nothing but positive press for their latest endeavor, Astra Via, in which Mancini and Nicolay flex their composition and production muscles to make music unlike anything they have made before.