Ars Phoenix was a dark-wave/post-punk /synth-pop trio featuring Jon Glover on vocals, synth, guitar/dobro, 5-string bass, glockenspiel, and sampler/drum machine; Caitlin Ollinger on vocals, synth, glockenspiel, and Indian bamboo flute; and Mike Cruickshank on electric violin and synth.

Hailing from Vero Beach, FL, Ars Phoenix remained a staple of the Gainesville, FL music scene, where Ars Phoenix was transformed from an essentially defunct solo project into a working band in 2008. Ars Phoenix appeared on two compilations for the Brazilian shoegaze label The Blog That Celebrates Itself Records, showcasing an ability to blur the boundaries between electronic pop and guitar-driven rock music. Having just completed their third East Coast tour (summer 2013), Ars Phoenix is completing a 12" LP for Etxe Records called Violent Rain, a title that embodies the Florida trio's sensitivity to the darker, sublime, and less tameable aspects of the Sunshine State. This past March, Ars Phoenix released a single for "Amethyst" on the Locrian-operated Land of Decay cassette label. The limited edition run of 50 copies rapidly sold out, enticing listeners with a gripping preview of Violent Rain.


From the Ars Phoenix 12" LP Violent Rain, out on Etxe Records and Productions. A melancholy reflection on the culture of surveillance, fear, drones, and neighborhood gestapo.

Video created by Logan Owlbeemoth


Click on the album covers below to digitally stream each Ars Phoenix release