If you are viewing this website then there is a good possibility that you enjoy our music. Or at least we hope so. Well, we would like to let you know about some of the bands that we are currently enjoying.
As a whole there is no single genre or sound that The Alternates subscribe to. All six of us bring our own vastly different tastes and preferences to the table. With that said there are a few bands that we collectively listen to all of the time and that we constantly draw inspiration from. (Wilco, The Beatles, Radiohead, Modest Mouse, The Kinks.....ok, so there's more than a few)
Anyway, one band that we all listen to and that actually had a huge influence on a number of other bands that we are into is Built to Spill. While Built to Spill is a great band that everyone should check out, they are not the band that we want to focus on. The band that The Alternates are currently listening to and that we want to tell people about is the band Treepeople.
Treepeople was an alternative rock band during the early 90's. Treepeople was fronted by Doug Martsch, who would go on to be the leader of Built to Spill. They are an excellent band and it is a lot of fun to hear certain elements in their sound that were clear precursors to the sound of Built to Spill.