Irish Rover

When you hear an act being referred to as a “musician’s band,” it usually means the band in question has incredible technical skill but not a lot in the way of emotional resonance when it comes to songwriting — especially if the outfit is instrumental. Altas bucks that trend in every way imaginable. The band’s music, which speaks for itself, has evolved over the past several years. Altas has written some of the most interesting and evocative rock music to come out of Denver, partly because it knows how to speak directly and powerfully to the heart without having to spell everything out with words.