...a record that feels organic, as if recorded in a familiar space in an intimate place of creation... ” - Meg Fair

Pittsburgh City Paper

This Side of Eve

Pittsburgh Indie-Folk

This Side of Eve has been creating music as a duo and a five piece band for over a decade. They've released three diverse full length albums and several EP's. Their new full length album releases January 1, 2021 with a full cast of musicians.

The new music is a work of intimate lyrics and song-writing by Alyssa and John who bring the beauty and pain of real life into their music. Each song demonstrates a new  musical idea and features collaboration from a diverse set of band-mates.

Between feature releases, TSE is released Solitude, an ambient instrumental album available only through our Bandcamp page.

Releasing an album during the COVID-19 lockdown and continued pandemic seems risky, but these songs are aching to be heard. We hope they will provide solace to many, as they have of us.

Contact us at thissideofeve@gmail.com for info, booking, interviews, etc.

More to Come...

This Side of Eve

From John -
Recorded and written during a turbulent time for our family and for us all. The record began coming together just after I visited the protests at Standing Rock and finished just a week before the 2020 presidential election. During those years we slowly worked on these songs and battled our own demons in, with and through these songs. Finalizing the album during the COVID-19 pandemic, the continued struggle for racial justice, and a quest for climate action often made the album's release seem unimportant and meaningless. But, alas, creative expression by all of us might be the best countercultural medicine for ourselves and our world. Just a few weeks ago I sent the unfinished songs to my friend Tim Engelhardt hoping he might create the cover art. When he told us the music made him feel like he wanted to listen to it in front a warm campfire next to some old hemlock trees I knew the music was ready for the world. So, here it is - More to Come.

From Alyssa -
Many of these songs were written and recorded during some of the darkest days of my life. Grief, pain and even despair seemed to fuel the fire within. My hope is that the this music grants space for the pain and grief we all share. But that fire within also shines light. Light that we often strain to see and work tirelessly to tend. May we also catch the light in between the pain.
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This Side of Eve's music is marked with beauty and piercing vulnerability. Their meditative lyrics and Alyssa's vocals draw me in every time.” - Jeremy Casella

Singer-songwritter and Producer

Press Photos

Live at Club Cafe with the five piece

Live at Club Cafe with the five piece

This Side of Eve is some of my favorite stuff to work on. They have interesting takes on arrangements that uniquely ride the genre lines of ambient, folk, and alt country” - Bengt Alexsander

— Action Camp, Club Cafe, Mastering and Mixing