Olivia Mancini & The Mates


Astra Via is the music of Olivia Mancini and Jarrett Nicolay.

“With the release of their first single “Be Where You Are,” Astra Via appear to be sermonizing not only to their audience but also to themselves. 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. On the surface, the song warns that the most important moments in life might be missed if we don’t take the time to notice them. But inside the song itself is a band trying to figure out how to exist in an era that is either too late to the party or the first guest to arrive.”

Thom Sharp / Time is Now