Photos by Bobby Nicholas
New York’s Altopalo made an impression on the Brooklyn Bowl crowd during an opening set for Covet on May 2. Performing as the undercard on a bill that also featured Scarypoolparty, photographer Bobby Nicholas reports: “The room didn’t feel big enough to hold all of the sound they were making.”
The band has drawn growing acclaim since its 2015 debut recording. Reviewing the 2020 album “farawayfromeveryoneyouknow” in 2020, Pitchfork remarked, “altopalo’s glitchy blend of ambient, indie rock, and R&B recalls the work of ‘genre-less’ auteurs like Justin Vernon or James Blake.”
Altopalo’s most recent release is September’s “frenemy.” Their dates with Covet and Scarypoolparty conclude with shows this week in San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Cruz.