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Play Song Every Side
Play Song Good Sign, Bad Sign
Play Song Midnight Preacher
Play Song Extra Mile


Wistappear is a southern-Californian indie rock project which sprouted from the off-kilter autobiographical songs of Ian Lipson. He urgently mined for self-understanding through song, while back at his childhood home, living the classic millennial tale after two years of recklessness and musical adventure in Los Angeles. Carrying a disorienting duality of youthfulness and nostalgia, Lipson’s solo works evolved into full band orchestrations as he found himself back in Los Angeles finishing a 5-song EP titled Ride It Out, assembling a live band, and recording two standalone singles ("Midnight Preacher," "Every Side") at Universal Rondor Studios in Santa Monica. Wistappear went on to work with producer/engineer Drew Vandenberg (of Montreal, Toro y Moi, Kishi Bashi) who mixed the singles and then co-produced/engineered/mixed the upcoming album, Knack For Whatever. For the past three years, Ian Lipson and Evan Jiroudek (drums) have been building music and incubating a special...

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