Saturday, July 28, 2012

Alta - Places



01. Winter/Mute
02. Ocean Liners
03. Dakota
04. Ray
05. Merry New Year
06. + -
07. Sorting Rooms

Alta is a four piece band from Milwaulkee, Wisconsin who formed in 2010. Alta play a great style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound. Places is the band's latest seven song LP, which was released July 12th, 2012. Musically, Alta's influences are diverse and include bands such as Caravels, Sinaloa, Hot Cross, Laurtec, Caravels as well as noise rock influenced post hardcore bands such as Capsule and Transistor Transistor. This amalgamation of sounds makes for an amazing listen and Places is an incredible LP. The best way for me to describe Alta's sound is for you to imagine a cross between Laurtec and Hot Cross. I can't begin to describe how good this album is. Highly recommended! Look for Places to be released via The Ghost Is Clear records by the end of 2012.

Reviewed by Chris.

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1 comment :

  1. I remember when this came out it was for free download. I digged the ep and split so i had to hear this. I liked it alot. I got me the first cd press (although it came scratched and sorta sloppy made). But the band deserved it. Because places was number 1 for 2012. They even gave me patches,a pin (I recently lost at a native show), and there split tape with arizona wilder. I need to obtain the LP version now

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