Astari Nite channels an obscure beauty in the crossfire between new-wave and post-punk. Formed after years of internalized ideas and melodies, the band quickly became the referents of Post Punk and New Wave in Florida. This three-piece band consisting of Mychael (lead vocals), Illia Tulloch (drums) and Howard Melnick (guitar) explores the themes of love, submission, magic and melancholy through their dense and quasi-cinematic productions. Inspired by iconic acts like The Cure, New Order, Depeche Mode, and Placebo, Astari Nite offers a timeless combination of thoughtful lyricism, stirring vocals, and 80’s instrumentalism.
Along with headlining numerous national and international shows, Astari Nite has shared the stage with Peter Murphy, The Psychedelic Furs, She Wants Revenge, Cold Cave, VOWWS, Modern English, and Andy Rourke of The Smiths, 3Teeth and Bestial Mouths.
Astari Nite released an EP called “Dreams Of Majesty” in August, 2017 on Cleopatra Records. The follow up album Midnight Conversations, produced by Tom Shear (Assemblage 23), was released in July 2018, also on Cleopatra Records.