Sego's Spencer Petersen and Thomas Carroll were both birthed in the burgeoning Provo, Utah music scene. However, finding inspiration in the dissonance that the towering structures and bustling city offers over the mountains and relative quiet of Provo, both relocated to an old pasta factory in downtown LA. Through various projects together, both founding members uncovered their distinct sound: lazy, grungy guitars with digital overlays and (refreshingly) honest lyrics. The band’s debut album surprises with angular guitars, complex arrangements and musings from an 80’s kid contemplating the void left from the misguided hope of our youth.
Tyto Alba was formed in 2014 around the talents of singer/songwriter/guitarist Melanie Steinway, guitarist Matt Rossi, bassist Ryan Self, and drummer Jeremy Van Zandt. Emotional, dynamic and provocative, the band draws upon modern acts like Death Cab for Cutie, The Jungle Giants and Local Natives. Steinway and Self previously played together in Steinway's folk-rock outfit Howl Moonshine Howl, while Rossi and Van Zandt performed in Rossi's rock band Umbrella Weather. Upon the merging of these two relationships, the synergy was immediately apparent. Steinway's softer fingerpicking folk background interweaves with Rossi's rambunctious jazz/rock style for a unique guitarist dynamic laced with vocal harmonies. When Tyto Alba performed their first show, audience members were shocked that it was their first live performance due to their natural on-stage chemistry and evident connection. By daytime, Steinway is an illustrator, designer and tattooist, lending her artistic skills to every aspect of the band from their gig posters to the EP design. Much of the band's aesthetic, visually and musically, draws from Steinway's love of animals and nature, no doubt a product of her Colorado upbringing. Four contrasting musical backgrounds come together in this energetic new Denver indie-rock band as they propel themselves head-first into the eclectic Colorado music scene.
Tyto Alba is pleased to announce that they have released their debut five track EP titled 'Oh Tame One' on March 6th. The EP is a proud collaborative effort of local musicians, with the recording and mixing done by Noah Simons of post-punk band Male Blonding. The EP was self-released and is available on Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify."