Garage rock’n’roll troublemakers The Lords Of Altamont return to Europe this fall to celebrate the power of the mighty riff and present their latest record »To Hell With Tomorrow The Lords Are Now« on Heavy Psych Sounds.
Formed in 1999 in Los Angeles, The Lords Of Altamont retain loyalty to their garage punk roots while evolving into heavier grooves. Never compromising that unmistakable Lords attitude, guitarist Dani Sindaco, bassist Rob Zimmermann and drummer Barry Van Esbroek bring a gritty collective of experience and talent to join band leader Jake Cavaliere on this journey of no-nonsense auditory exploits.
Released in 2021, their seventh album »Tune In, Turn On, Electrify!« strikes with an unapologetic conviction built up from 20+ years of soul seasoning and nonstop rock action, fine-tuning their iconic fuel-injected sound and thrusts raw, aggressive garage punk in your face then flips the script by inviting you on an elaborate psychedelic trip. The band recently celebrated their two decades with the release of a new live album entitled »To Hell With Tomorrow The Lords Are Now« on Heavy Psych Sounds. The band will soon announce a string of US shows, for the first time in nearly a decade!
Says frontman Jake Cavaliere: “Lords will perform fourteen scorching back-to-back dates meeting up with allied label mates Nebula and also joining forces at Heavy Psych Sounds Fest in Berlin and Dresden! After 24 years of touring, could this be the last? Don’t wait to find out…”
The Lords Of Altamont on tour:
14.10 – Utrecht (NL), Db’s
15.10 – Aalst (BE), Cinema
16.10 – Paris (FR), Le Supersonic
18.10 – Wasquehal (FR), Black Lab with Nebula
19.10 – Chalon sur Saône (FR), La Peniche
20.10 – Stuttgart (DE), Goldmark
21.10 – Selestat (FR), Rock Your Brain Fest
22.10 – Weinheim (DE), Cafe Central
23.10 – Niort (FR), Festival Rise and Fall
24.10 – Lyon (FR), Rock and Eat
25.10 – Martigny (CH), Sunset Bar
27.10 – Dresden (DE), Heavy Psych Sounds Fest
28.10 – Berlin (DE), Heavy Psych Sounds Fest
29.10 – Copenhaguen (DK), Rahuset
The Lords Of Altamont bring forth raw rock and roll fury birthed from the ultimate end to the era of peace and love. What was billed to be the “Woodstock of the West”, the infamous Altamont Free concert on December 6th, 1969 was highlighted instead by heavy drugs, motorcycle chains and brass knuckles and later punctuated with shoving matches and fistfights. This palpable sense of bawdy foreboding resulted in four births, four deaths and extensive property damage.
While the hippies had been grooving and mellowing out in the Bay Area, the forefathers of The Lords Of Altamont were playing high energy rhythms in the beer-soaked venues of Detroit and the dingy clubs along LA’s Sunset Strip. Mid-60s London RnB shares equal space with the scruffy 70s NYC Bowery among the influences of The Lords also. They take their other cues from kids banging out primitive riffs on cheap guitars all across the USA in garages alongside chopped bikes and American v-8 muscle, lingering exhaust fumes mixing with sweat to conjure the rare elixir of real rock n roll.
The story of the band who would come to be known as The Lords Of Altamont gets a proper start in late 1999. A son of Southern California and a veteran of the SoCal music scene, Jake Cavaliere – with numerous bands and projects from garage to punk dating back to the late 80s under his belt – enlisted fellow motorcycle rider and bandmate of the intro/surf sensation The Bomboras, Johnny DeVilla. Besides holding their first show at the legendary venue The Garage in Hollywood, high points include touring as the support act for their primitive rock n roll idols The Cramps, infamous rock gods The Who as well as counting the late Michael Davis of the MC5 as a past member.
Through personnel changes featuring an incredible roster of talent, and various adventures over the past 24 years, The Lords Of Altamont continue to evolve their sound while staying true to their roots. Jake Cavaliere, along with his assemblage of gritty and talented personalities, continues to captivate audiences with unparalleled hard-driven performances the world over.
The Lords Of Altamont is:
Dani Sindaco – Guitars & Vocals
Jake Cavaliere – Organs & Vocals
Barry Van Esbroek – Drums & Vocals
Rob Zimmermann – Bass & Vocals
Courtesy of Purple Sage PR