Pheromone Recordings has signed Edmonton-based Americana roots-rock group Altameda to the label roster with an album slated for release in March 2019.
Altameda earned strong notices with Dirty Rain, the quartet’s 2016 indie release. Then comprised of members of earthy sounding local bands Fight and Stepmothers, the reinvention as Altameda quickly earned them accolades, in particular with the title track from the debut release. Since then they have successfully won standing at numerous festivals and stages across the country and the UK.
On joining the roster, the band issued a statement that in part reads: “We are extremely honoured to be part of the Pheromone Recordings family. They are true music lovers who understand what artists need in this ever-changing industry. We are very proud of our newest offering Time Hasn't Changed You and we can't wait to share it with you all."
Advance music for the sophomore set is scheduled for release in the next several months.
Altameda is Troy Snaterse (Vocals, Guitar), Todd Andrews (Bass), Erik Grice (Drums, vocals) and Matthew Kraus (keyboards).
Kim Cooke, co-founder of Pheromone Recordings with Cadence and Fontana Records, describes his label’s musical philosophy this way: “We’re not limited to specific musical genres – Pheromone’s first four signings – The New Odds, Beast, Art of Time Ensemble featuring Sarah Slean, and Flash Lightnin’ – speak to its inherent eclectic nature. We simply aspire to work with artists and recordings that move us, and in the process assemble a body of music that resonates down the years.”