Album: It's Up To You Artist: Altspeak City: Seattle/USA Year: 2008/II Genre: Britpop, Indie Rock
The latest from this new Seattle band compared to Oasis, Coldplay and The Strokes. They're getting really good airplay and media coverage in the Seattle area. A great addition to your MP3 player.
From the band's webpage:
Altspeak, hailing from Seattle, could be called an indie rock band - but that definition is probably too broad to define the band's combination of britpop, shoegaze and classic songwriting.
Formed by Iggy Faus and joined by indie veterans Matt Brown (Trespassers William), Coulter Leslie (Coulter), William Hallauer and Erik Blood (The Turn-Ons), the band's jangle-y rock is upbeat, textured, and unpretentious.
Produced by Erik Blood (The Moondoggies), "It's Up To You" is a collection of thirteen distinct, melodic, and carefully crafted guitar driven songs distinguished by their orchestral flourishes, swooping guitar lines and shades of shoegaze.
"With a sound this big, Altspeak won't stay under wraps for long" -KEXP Music Blog
"A breakthrough hit!", "A masterpiece of britpop gems" -Seattle High Sounds Magazine (Frontpage Cover Story)