Respect for tradition with the sophistication to shake it off. Deadpan expression of a staunchly honest vision. Edmonton based Altameda (æl-tah-MI-da) have evolved into a band with a bold, and unrelenting sound. It’s the culmination of experience, both musical and rawly human, that makes Altameda the band they are. Hitting festival circuits and stages across Canada and the UK, they’ve toured extensively since releasing their much-celebrated debut album, Dirty Rain.
Full and resounding, cutting and dynamic, Altameda’s sophomore record, Time Hasn’t Changed You, is full of all that makes life a beautiful mess. Brought along by warm bass lines, bluesy rhythms and the sweet whir of the wurlitzer, vocalist Troy Snaterse’s lyrics burn with nostalgia and present desire, made vivid by his talk-like cadences and emotional peaks. It will lift you out of your seat—then all at once send you spiralling down to the kitchen floor. It’s love lost and gained and lost again. It will stay with you even after vinyl and needle have parted ways.
Time Hasn’t Changed You, produced by Aaron Goldstein (City & Colour, Daniel Romano, Kathleen Edwards), will be released by Pheromone Recordings in March of 2019.
“Losing Sleep” is an echoing shout from the bottom of the well of human emotion.
Not a cry for help, but rather a cry of resilience while clawing your way back to the surface.
After touring extensively in support of our debut Dirty Rain LP (which Exclaim! was kind enough to dub the perfect summer soundtrack), we returned to the studio and have completed our sophomore full-length.
Produced by Aaron Goldstein (City & Colour, Daniel Romano, Kathleen Edwards), our full album will be out early 2019.
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2019 Tour Dates
01.19 @ The Arden Theatre / St. Albert, AB*
01.22 @ The Port Theatre / Nanaimo, BC°
01.23 @ TBA / Victoria, BC°
01.25 @ Commodore Ballroom / Vancouver, BC°
01.26 @ OK Corral / Kelowna, BC°
01.28 @ Better Than Fred’s / Grande Prairie, AB°
01.30 @ Starlite Room / Edmonton, AB°
01.31 @ Starlite Room / Edmonton, AB°
02.01 @ The Palace Theatre / Calgary, AB°
02.03 @ The Esplanade / Medicine Hat, AB°
02.04 @ Bo’s Bar & Grill / Red Deer, AB°
02.05 @ Average Joe’s / Lethbridge, AB°
02.07 @ EA Rawlinson Centre for the Arts / Prince Albert, SK°
02.08 @ O’Brian’s / Saskatoon, SK°
02.09 @ Casino Regina / Regina, SK°
°supporting The Trews
*with Joey Landreth