Way back in 2016, Austinite Evan Charles introduced the world to his project Altamesa and picked up critical attention for his debut full-length The Long Ride Home. One dusty trail later, Charles is far from riding off into the sunset and fronts what is now a cosmic Americana trio that includes The Happen-Ins frontman and Altamesa co-producer Sean Faires.
In 2017 Charles and Faires hit the studio with a fuller rock sound than Altamesa’s previous solo recordings, and next week we’ll get the fruits of their labor. The ten songs on the Idol Frontier LP are spacey, rustic, rugged and pleasant all at once, and pretty much achieve musical manifest destiny for Altamesa. You can hear Altamesa at 5pm next Wednesday at Waterloo Records, 3pm next Thursday live on KUTX, and at the release show next Friday at Cheer Up Charlies! Let’s un-hitch from the work week with one of Idol Frontier‘s finest, “Genuine Affection”!