A band whose name translates to "the other woman" in a number of Romance languages surely has something dark & mysterious up its sleeve. The sound, a moody mix of baroque balladry decorated with ambient electronics, is simultaneously soothing & unnerving.


L’ALTRA have been quietly making music for a decade, pushing through the ups and downs of various line-up changes, break-ups and the tender trials of daily life...

It’s been nearly 6 years since the stormy collaboration of singer-keyboardist Lindsay Anderson and singer-guitarist Joseph Desler Costa saw the release of their critically acclaimed album Different Days. The duo have since emerged from their respective corners to write and record their brightest effort, Telepathic.

As always, L’Altra’s take on indie pop is a gentle wash of hushed guitar, rolling piano, subtle electronics, measured rhythm, synths and strings; all supporting Lindsay and Joe’s call and response vocal musings. The band, as if taking a cue from it’s name: meaning the other woman in any number of romance languages, is truly outside and other.

Telepathic finds L’Altra refining their baroque balladry and expanding their signature Wurlitzer and guitar foundation with collaborators such as Charles Rumback (Colorlist, Via Tania), Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv, Sons of Magdalene), Josh Abrams (Bonnie Prince Billy) and Marc Hellner (Pulseprogramming).


-L'Altra 'Telepathic' LP, 2011 Acuarela Discos, & Records (JP)
-L'Altra 'Winter Loves Summer Suns' Single, January, 2010, Crooked House
-L'Altra 'Different Days' LP, 2006 Hefty, JVC Victor(JP)
-L'Altra 'Bring On Happiness' EP, 2005 Hefty
-L'Altra 'Ouletta' 7inch, 2003 Aesthetics
-L'Altra 'In The Afternoon' LP, 2002 Aesthetics, P-Vine(JP)
-L'Altra 'Music of a Sinking Occasion' LP, 2000 Aesthetics
-L'Altra 's/t' EP, 2000 Aesthetics