The Altons have been active around town for the last couple of years, quickly becoming known for vibrantly encapsulating the essence of a Los Angeles that exists because of its raspy, strikingly honest, genre-bending forbears. Their sound is soulful blues with a sun tan and sweet backyard cumbia tinnitus. It's a sound that's graced stages from Viva Pomona to Echo Park Rising, and has local audiences swooning to say the least.
The Altons, all from Los Angeles with roots all over space and time, don't shy away from the experience of growing up at a cultural crossroads- in fact, they welcome it- both in their sound at at their live shows. In The Meantime is an album made with love for where they came from and a bold step forward for the new generation coming out of Southeast Los Angeles.
“Latin Roots: 7 Artists Exploring The Dreamy Side Of Latin Alternative” - NPR
Pan Caliente Track Premiere: The Altons 'I'll be around' - KCRW
“Music Premier: The Altons – Gotcha” - Corriente Latina
“The Altons Fuse Genres to Create a Unique Southeast LA Sound” - OC Weekly
“The Altons ‘Darling Girl’” - Girl Underground Music
RECENT RELEASE: IN THE MEANTIME
“Giving soulful '60s rock and soul a fresh spin, these Southeast LA musicians are an invigorating presence on the Latin alternative spectrum.”
– Sandra Treviño of NPR MUSIC
"It’s up the same river as The Growlers, Tropa Magica, and even Shannon & the Clams. It’s emblematic of the musical vibes going on in (and around) East LA."
— José Galván of KCRW
In The Meantime drops July 26th via Cosmica Records
2019 - Released album In The Meantime. Premiered first single “I’ll Be Around” on KCRW and acknowledged by NPR. Playlisted on Spotify’s editorial playlists “Indielandia” “Latinx Weekly” and “Discover Weekly.” Songs played on Ibero 90.9 and 88Nine Milwaukee. Cover of Guitar Center’s November ‘19 “Musician’s Friend” magazine. Performed 2 sold out shows with Brenton Wood, the grand opening of The Paramount in LA, “Quince Night” at The Lodge Room, a live session on 88.5FM, and at Lenovo’s after party for CES.
2018 - Performed at Self-Help Graphics Dia de los Muertos. Featured on The Watch podcast on The Ringer. Performed at Glendale Open Arts. Performed at Cafe Bustelo’s pop-up in Los Angeles. Performed City Beats by Anthony Valadez. Opened for Las Cafeteras/Making Movies Carnaval Tour. Toured SXSW
2017 – Performed at Sofar Sounds LA. Performed at Eagle Rock music festival & Tastemaker’s Festival. Performed at Viva! Pomona. Pacific Northwest tour. Performed for NALIP Media Summit 2017. West coast tour. Performed at Resident for Capitol Records exhibition. Performed at Night on Broadway
2016 – Co-headlining Vegas weekender. Performed at Echo Park Rising and Urban Badlands. Performed at Thee Commons Echoplex Homecoming show. Performed at Make Music Pasadena. EP Released. Performed at Bernie Sanders East LA rally