MUSIC NEWS: Canadian indie-core/math-pop band Tommy Alto celebrates release of Atlas // Patterson; U.S. West Coast Tour announced in support of new EP

"Radiohead meets This Town Needs Guns at a Minus the Bear concert" might come close to summing up Vancouver, Canada's Tommy Alto, a four-piece act that creates honest, innovative, and forward-thinking music.

Tommy Alto - a band, not a person - strives to keep their songs as enigmatic as they are catchy, combining bold vocal melodies with angular guitar riffs, held together by a liberatingly adventurous rhythm section.

The group's last EP, Oceans \\ Carolina (self-released) was released independently in June of 2013, and immediately met with acclamatory reviews and contagious radio play across North America and Europe. Alongside the lively, equivocal, and math-rock inspired first track "Autumn Leaves," the disc features multi-faceted, highly-textured, and intricate compositions like "Oak Tree," and "The City Game," a remarkable balancing act between vivacious musicality and bracingly direct storytelling.

An outfit of Canadian music mavericks who continue to take the scene by storm, Tommy Alto is driven to make passionate, real, and memorable music for many years to come, as is evident on their new EP, Atlas // Patterson (self-released), a collection of alternative fight-pop wrapped up in indie-core/math-pop.

Tour Dates:
8/02/14 - The Wild Hare - Everett, WA
8/03/14 - High Dive - Seattle, WA
8/05/14 - Ash Street Saloon - Portland, OR
8/06/14 - Music Millennium (in-store) - Portland, OR
8/07/14 - Bombs Away Cafe - Corvallis, OR
8/08/14 - Shine - Sacramento, CA
8/09/14 - Legionnaire Saloon - Oakland, CA
8/10/14 - Brainwash - San Francisco, CA
8/12/14 - Mission Tobacco Lounge - Riverside, CA
8/13/14 - Billy O's - Ventura, CA
8/14/14 - Lestat's West - San Diego, CA
8/15/14 - Viento Y Agua - Long Beach, CA
8/16/14 - Hotel Cafe - Los Angeles, CA
8/17/14 - Trip - Santa Monica, CA
8/18/14 - Fais Dodo - Los Angeles, CA
8/22/14 - Goodfellas - Springfield, OR
8/23/14 - Tonic Lounge - Portland, OR

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