Luke Ellingson is the alias of 23-year-old songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Noah Silvestry. Following his departure from Vern Matz, with whom he cut his teeth playing drums on two EPs, the Philadelphia-born New Haven resident finds his voice on his 2020 debut LP, Like Wires Humming. Drawing on a lifetime of musical fandom and experience, Silvestry, an architectural designer by day, sings about the challenges of reorienting towards oneself amid relationships gone awry, his visceral, heartfelt voice set against an expansive and diverse array of musical backdrops, from snarling guitars reminiscent of the late ‘90s alt-country scene to the placid catharsis of post-rock anthems.
Joined by Max Kulicke (Carroll, American Trappist) on lead guitar, and his cousin, Max Mines (Language Please, Megafauna) on bass, Silvestry and company present a confident musical vision wrought with emotion. Like Wires Humming also sees Silvestry find an identity as a producer, in which role he has cultivated a growing body of work, breathing life into records for bands such as Sargasso, Sofra, Lanuage Please, and Window Seat. Like Wires Humming was mastered by Ryan Schwabe, and was released on October 23, 2020 via Funnybone Records.