Album: Time Hasn’t Changed You
Label/Vertrieb: Cadence Music Group
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)
“Tinged with country and accented with Americana, Edmonton’s Altameda revel in western twang ‘n’ jangle. Whether it’s in a borrowed suit or a secondhand dress, the band is dead-set on repurposing classic hooks against the vibrant backdrop of their prairie sound.” – Sled Island Festival
“The best Canadian rock ‘n roll band I have heard in a while” – Grant Lawrence, CBC Music
“[Rolling Back To You] cuts across a bunch of different sounds – 70s FM rock, a country swing and strut and a big horn-led chorus, draped in gang backing vocals. It has that soul thing happening too, making it a great summer anthem – all carefree sun-kissed afternoons, hot sand and melting asphalt.” - Post To Wire (Australia)
“Dirty Rain has a mature sound that brings to mind […] classic ‘70s-era Elton John flourishes on the keyboards, and hints of Blue Rodeo. It’s clear the members of Altameda have become musical brothers spending most of their time together, jamming, writing new music and touring internationally almost non-stop since the album first dropped. Like dirty rain on an old tin roof — Altameda’s altcountry, rootsy sound will find a way in.” - Calgary Folk Fest
“Altameda’s ‘Dirty Rain’ is the perfect summer soundtrack” - Exclaim!
“As soon as I heard their first song, I knew I had a new band-crush. They manage to sound classic and new at the same time, like Blue Rodeo crossed with [The] War On Drugs.” - Gus Van Go (Producer)