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Mistle Thrush was formed in the Boston area in 1993 by Valerie Forgione (vocals, guitar, theremin), Scott Patalano (guitar), Todd Demma (drums), Ruben Layman (bass) and Brad Rigney (guitar). They named themselves after a bird that eats mistletoe berries, supposedly because of its combination of a sweet voice with a diet that would be poisonous to most animals.

Mistle Thrush released their fist EP Agus Amarach in 1994.…

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  • I can't stop listening to them.
  • One of my all-time favorite Boston bands from the 90s. Used to drive back up from NYC just to catch their shows.
  • Valerie once wrote me a haiku.
  • I love you, Valerie
  • The Honey Trip...their masterpiece!!
  • Agreed. They are criminally overlooked on last.fm. Years from now I know I'll be listening to Mistle Thrush.
  • Freshwater, Cicada and The Sleep Song are some of my favorites... Unfairly underrated here on last.fm ((
  • Cicada is such a gorgeous song...
  • Wow, it's great to find other Mistle Thrush fans on last.fm! We should start a group.
  • One of my fav bands of all-time. Great live performers. Valerie's voice so sweet. A very passionate band. Long live Mistle Thrush!

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