Seattle Spotlight: Aldea

Lindsey Scully / August 9, 2011
Photo via Aldea's Facebook

From the sultry bass lines to the quick electric licks, Aldea has a smooth blues rock outfit going on. They encompass male and female vocal harmonies alongside keys, drums, mandolin, trombone, trumpet, and guitars. While Aldea is more-so a blues rock troupe they also make use of the unforgettable guitar solo in songs like Dreams. The six-piece band is almost all UW alum and cite various influences ranging from Kultur Shock to Beirut. They sing about various topics but a couple stand-out songs are When Life Unfolds and A Man’s Will. When Life Unfolds is simple, yet powerful, song that speaks about a death of a loved one, and truly grasps the raw emotion of getting the unbearable news of someone’s passing. They recently released a new video for their single A Man’s Will which is off their latest self-titled album, which you can get off of their bandcamp and also listen to it streaming below. The time-lapse video features artist Emily Taibleson making a watercolor painting start-to-finish.


Aldea will be setting off for a tour and kicking it off at the Josephine in Ballard on August 13. Look below for a complete list of tour dates.

8/13   The Josephine                                              Seattle, WA
8/14   The Ash St Saloon                                       Portland, OR
8/15   On The Y                                                      Sacramento, CA
8/16   Storkclub                                                      Oakland, CA
8/17   Last Stage West                                           Astascadero, CA
8/18   Hotel Cafe                                                     Hollywood, CA
8/19   Eleven                                                            San Diego
8/20   Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club            Los Angeles, CA
8/21   Hotel Utah                                                    San Francisco, CA
8/22   Audie’s Olympic                                           Fresno, CA
8/23   Little Red Lion                                              Eureka, CA
8/24   Lucky’s                                                          Eugene, OR

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