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 (2016).
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.
“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 alt-country, 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)
“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