Altars sweeping vocals that seem to wrap themselves around stream-of-consciousness synth beats is probably a better way to end your night. So effortlessly beautiful, their sound is organic enough to think it grew from the soil, watered daily with TLC. Instead this band grew from another form of tlc, like the singing karaoke to ridiculous 90's R&B songs kind. Singer Melanie Ann Berlin was spotted by her future band mate Bernie P. belting out jam after jam at a Korean karaoke bar, and with that the charismatic Atlars was born. Sometime later, a fellow Silver Apple enthusiast, Brendan Brehm joined the duo to make some sweet tunes.
Single 'Falling Slowly' has quickly found a home in my daily iTunes rotation. You can hear the full album here. Also if you happen to be lucky enough to be in my hometown of San Francisco, go check them out at Amnesia Saturday night.
On a side note, Altars is an ideal example to why I love coming home to an email submission from a band . Don't be shy, us contributors love to hear what you got. You can do what Atlars did, and email a contributor you think would dig your sound. Keep 'em coming!
MP3: Slowly Falling- Altars
MP3: Cold December- Altars