Pelvis Wrestley combines glam senselessness and country sensibility. Songwriter Benjamin Violet partnered with Santiago Dietche (Daphne Tunes), Sarah Schultz (Sun June), Behnam Arzaghi, and Hannah McVay in the Fall of 2018 and has quickly become a staple of the Austin music community. They are working toward their debut LP, Vortexas Vorever, which tells the story of heartbreak, healing, and personal reconstruction.
Pelvis Wrestley Frontman Benjamin Violet Finds His Way Home
Musician-performer on new beginnings and his new band
These days, Violet’s investing most of his energy into his new country band Pelvis Wrestley. Comprised of Sun June’s Sarah Schultz, Behnam Arzaghi, Daphne Tunes’ Santiago Dietche, and Hannah McVay, the group is currently recording their debut album with local pop outfit Smiile’s Jake Miles, who, incidentally, grew up on the same street as Violet. “Reconnecting with him was really special and magical,” says Violet. “It’s just so cool to see people you’ve known for such a long time turn out to be amazing human beings.”
Violet’s journey home has been nothing less than reinventive. “It feels like there’s this 15-year intermission in my life, where it was an entirely different world – like a self-contained little world – that I liked and it was really fun to be in,” contemplates Violet. “Now I’m on the other side of it. … It’s a really weird feeling.” But a little weirdness can be good, right? Violet thinks so. “It feels great,” he sighs, then assures again, “It feels great, honestly.”
photos by: helaine bach