The Villas (band)

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The Villas
Origin Austin, Texas, United States
Genres Indie Rock, Alternative
Years active 2011–Present
Members Jonathan Berry
Brad Silman
Pete McGraw

The Villas are an American indie rock band from Austin, Texas. The band's sound is generally a mix of bright guitars with melodic vocal lines. There have been comparisons to Post-punk.[1] Following prior single releases, The Villas' first extended-play record Century of Tries was released in 2012. Their music has been featured on popular mix tapes by HelloGiggles[2] and BIRP! The band played Austin's Pecan Street Festival in May 2012.


The band was started by songwriter Jonathan Berry and bassist Jay Cesak, formerly of Austin band Two Guy Trio.[3] Later additions of drummer Chris Thompson and guitarist Pete Mcgraw would round out the lineup.

Century of Tries (2012)[edit]

In 2012, The Villas released their first extended-play record, Century of Tries. Recorded in Austin, Texas, the record was mixed by Reggie O'Farrell (The Fox Derby) and mastered by Joe LaPorta (Foo Fighters) at The Lodge (Mastering).[4]


(2011-2012 - Austin, TX)
  • Jonathan Berry - vocals, guitar
  • Pete McGraw - guitar, keys, vocals
  • Jay Cesak - bass, vocals
  • Chris Thompson - drums


Title Release
Spyglass 2011
Century of Tries 2012

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Ray, Ryan. "New Music from The Villas". Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Gazdag, Julia. "End of Summer Mix Tape". Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  3. ^ McCrary, Jeff. "Math is hard, Two Guy Trio Is Fun". Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Casey, Jordan. "Official Press Kit" (PDF). Retrieved 11 May 2012.