Edmonton-based Altameda (æl-tah-MI-da) formed out of a recording session for singer-songwriter Troy Snaterse, but quickly became a group effort to create something bigger. Despite the four- piece finding their roots in various genres, they felt compelled to blend their individual styles with the influences that shaped their earlier years. During the sessions for the group’s debut LP, Dirty Rain, it was clear that the band felt a chemistry that only arrives through shared experiences.
Dirty Rain was toured extensively across all Canadian markets as well as the UK and spent five weeks on the CKUA Top 30 Charts, eventually reaching #1. The band has completed their sophomore full-length album with producer Aaron Goldstein (City & Colour, Daniel Romano, Kathleen Edwards) with an anticipated Spring 2019 release date. Altameda has supported Sam Roberts Band, Plants & Animals, Kacy & Clayton, Reuben & the Dark, and SUSTO.
“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)
“…Altameda is a modern-day throwback to some of the greatest musical sounds ever recorded.” – Canadian Beats
“I was immediately swept away by the classic Americana feel of Altameda’s ‘Dirty Rain’. It’s alt-country poetry in the highest form.” – MilkCrater.com
“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