Alta Mira

Alta Mira

 Albany, New York, USA
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Post-indie art pop.

Biography

  Born from the suburban outskirts of Albany, Alta Mira craft sturdy pop-rock for the chronically self-conscious. Employing the standard-issue tools of rock-and-roll, the four-piece outfit creates tricky rhythmic landscapes, unexpected grooves and infectious melodies, all tied up into tight bundles of pop song goodness. It's Joe Jackson in Chuck Taylors.

Alta Mira have garnered solid regional standing with the releases of The Fables and Fabrications EP in 2007 and their self titled full-length in 2009. The band has brought their tight and dynamic live performance throughout the Northeast, opening for acts as diverse as Ra Ra Riot, Lisa Germano and The New Deal. Look for their new full-length release in the Summer of 2011.
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Lyrics

Sinker/Or

Written By: Alta Mira

Water looks so calm today—let’s make a splash.
Fragile coastline mirror—hey, let’s press the cracks.
Got the cinder, got the clamps, got my heels tied in tightly,
tied in tightly, tied in tightly, tied in tightly, tied in tightly
and fast.

Are we so expendable?
Oh, why?
Oh, my…

Are we reprehensible?
So high…so high…

Water feels so cold this May—let’s strip it down.
Lace and cotton, stone and bay—let’s skip this town…oh, this ground…

Are we so expendable?
Oh, why?
Oh, my…

Are we reprehensible?
So high…so high…
So…

Water looks so smooth today—let’s make a splash.
Seven broken mirrors—hey, let’s press the cracks.
Got the wire, got the tape, got my palms held above me,
held above me, held above me, held above me, held above me
and sound.

Slumberjack

Written By: Alta Mira

I devour marathons
every morning for no prize.
Slap the snooze on the alarm
with a yawn and a sigh.

Like a girdle laced too tight,
I stuff an hour into forty-five,
wearing pants that once fit me
and shoes that are untied.

“I apologize.”
“I misread the time.”
“I’m on my way.”

Reclaim what’s been
stolen, what’s been
taken from the
empty hands of
father time.
I’m,
second by second,
widening the gap,
prying with crowbars
between each dash—
day by day.
I’m,
second by second,
ringing the towels,
droplets to oceans
of this, of time—
day by day.
I’m…

“Sure, I can explain.”
(I’ve got thousands upon thousands of
excuses in my brain.)

“I’m on my way.”

Discography

Recording is nearly complete for a follow up full length album set to be released late 2011.

"Alta Mira"
Alta Mira - December 2009 - LP

"The Fables and Fabrications EP"
Alta Mira - August 2007 - EP

Set List

Red Red
Tambourine
Som're Days I Pray for Rain
Sinker/Or
Off
Buglight
Organ Anthem
Slumberjack
Sifting Through The Dust
To Clear The Moon
I Just Wanted You to Know
The Berlin Waltz
Harder They Fall
Mother,Child
The End of My
Din and Drone