Altadore

Packed to the gunwales with melodic hooks and slick guitar textures, contemplative lyrics and thoughtful tones all complete scenic indie-rock songs that echo the sensibilities of The Strokes, The Vaccines and early Arctic Monkeys.

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"Recorded by local studio legend Jeff Bond, one-man-band David Katz captures a lofty range of sound and emotion, evoking sounds and influences from the folk-rock ballads of Father John Misty and Andy Shauf." - Next Northwest

"Katz truly explores what happens when we truly lose something, not just the body of another person, but the shape shifting muscle level of hurt and how it rearranges our DNA and, how it finally, at the end, changes us." - The Fire Note

"In their new track and music video, "Bar Lights," Portland alt-rockers Altadore captured the ineffable atmosphere of being young in a way few others can. The track itself positions the best of 90s alt rock with a modern, garage-y charm. We're ready to dig into Altadore's newest record, Wandering Ghost, after this, and we're pretty sure you will be too." Don Sass - Baeble Music

"We do love it when we receive some new music from stateside, especially with a sound as tight and polished as this particular band. Emerging Portland based indie-rock group Altadore kicked off their campaign earlier this year with the release of their single Bar Lights; picking up rave reviews all over for its layered guitar lines, driving vocals and infectious melodies." - The Flux Presents

"Altadore describes itself as 'indie rock.' What on earth does that mean in the year 2015? From listening to their appealing new five-song EP, Wandering Ghost, it means, I think, that the Portland band has drums, guitars, and a singer, but they're more interested in exploring sonic textures with those instruments than banging out three-chord blues-derived jams. The guitars shimmer with just-so amounts of echo (rather than bellow and crunch); the drums lope along elegantly (rather than bash and clatter); the songs are pretty (without being folk-derived). It's not exactly an uncommon sound in this day and age, but the melodies, delivered by lead singer David Katz, are where Altadore gaze in the rock 'n' roll rearview and find their anchor. The tunes evoke '50s prom ballads, Brian Wilson-esque chord structures, and Raspberries power-pop. If Altadore's sound is nebulous, their grasp on timeless songwriting is not, and it's what sets this indie-rock band apart from countless others with the same designation.” - The Portland Mercury