VSTRS (as in, Visitors from an alien world), began in 2013 as an outlet for improv and collaboration between like-minded Detroit area musicians. Michael O'Connor and Zach Pliska.
Over sessions in the summer/fall of that year they developed an organic, drum-centric approach and an interest in utilizing both space and aggression within songs. David Sovey and Katie Galazka joined in after a few months to expand the sound. VSTRS have set out to make music that doesn't follow convention too closely, yet still engages the listener.