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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. This was followed a year later by the full-length Silt, with Brad… read more

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  • Avatar for Yamamanama
    I can't stop listening to them.
  • Avatar for smj_crash
    One of my all-time favorite Boston bands from the 90s. Used to drive back up from NYC just to catch their shows.
  • Avatar for DrewciferCDXX
    Valerie once wrote me a haiku.
  • Avatar for swirlyboy
    I love you, Valerie
  • Avatar for swirlyboy
    The Honey Trip...their masterpiece!!
  • Avatar for swirlyboy
    Agreed. They are criminally overlooked on Years from now I know I'll be listening to Mistle Thrush.
  • Avatar for cherchik
    Freshwater, Cicada and The Sleep Song are some of my favorites... Unfairly underrated here on ((
  • Avatar for Iridescence
    Cicada is such a gorgeous song...
  • Avatar for TheFool
    Wow, it's great to find other Mistle Thrush fans on! We should start a group.
  • Avatar for swirlyboy
    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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