At L'Altra's captivating core are Lindsay Anderson and Joseph Costa. Binaries abound in supple, seductive unions: the Joe and Lindsay symbiosis, the digital & analog sway, the double helix of masculine and feminine back-and-forth (according to a number of Romance languages, L'Altra translates as "the feminine other"). Now Different Days, L'Altra's third full-length release, marks a band renaissance.
Besides finding a new and welcome home with Chicago's Hefty Records, Lindsay and Joe have transformed what was once a revolving-door collective into a "duo and friends" by employing the production prowess of labelmate Joshua Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv. Nate Walcott (Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley) contributed horn arrangements, top avant-garde cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm laid down extraordinary strings, and pulseprogramming's Marc Heller is credited with additional programming. Lindsay has performed on tour with Will Oldham as a vocalist and keyboardist, and L'Altra has played with Tortoise, Smog, Rebecca Gates and Solex.