Denver four-piece Tyto Alba melds singer/songwriter Melanie Steinway’s fingerpicking folk background and heartfelt vocals with shoegazey texture and post-rock dynamics to form an indie-rock project reminiscent of modern acts like Daughter, Mitski, Alvvays and Big Thief. Tyto’s founding members Melanie Steinway and Matt Rossi, after meeting at a singer-songwriter showcase, breathed life into the band as Steinway’s former folk outfit dissolved. They were later joined by long-time friends Danny DiMarchi and Andrew Bair, to complete the band’s current lineup. Tyto Alba has self-released two EPs since formation and has shared the stage with notable acts like Boy & Bear, Widowspeak, Your Friend and Ian Sweet.
“Tyto Alba combines the aesthetic of acoustic music with Steinway’s electric guitar and fingerpicking technique, resulting in a sound that is part indie pop and part dream pop, a mix of warm, melodic atmospherics with organic textures…
There is a certain moment in a band’s trajectory when you can actually observe the music evolving. Denver four-piece Tyto Alba is experiencing just such a moment: a young band spreading its wings in sound and spirit before an audience’s eyes.”
“Tyto Alba, indie band from Denver, Colorado, add their distinct and original style to the indie rock genre, taking inspiration from their diverse influences and their passionate artistic hunger”
“…twisting your expectations of what a rock song should do without totally overhauling the model.”