PREMIERE: Alameda - Slow Beginnings
Last time we caught up with Portland folk-ramblers Alameda, they were a trio. Now a quintet bearing a new LP, they have truly evolved their brand of heartfelt Americana, deepening the lushness and musicality that accompanies their hardscrabble vocals. True to its name, “Slow Beginnings” has a somber start that unfolds into a humble orchestra of piano keys, backing songstresses and nimble guitars. Let it move you here, and on Procession, out September 15.