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Alto celebrates new EP

Tommy Alto is releasing a new album June 8. - Contributed photo
Tommy Alto is releasing a new album June 8.
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It’s genre-bending music for a new generation.

Peninsula-raised indie-rocker/alternative pop artist Tommy Alto is celebrating the launch of his new EP Oceans/Carolina with a release party June 8, 8 p.m. at Blue Frog Studios, 1328 Johnston Rd.

Winner of last year’s Diamond In The Rock youth talent contest, and lauded for “well-crafted, insightful lyrics and high-octane musical performance,” Alto is rapidly carving a niche for himself in the indie scene as a maverick whose music defies easy pigeon-holing.

The six-track EP seamlessly blends soaring 16-part vocal harmonies and complex instrumentation with catchy, uptempo choruses that inspire listeners to dance or clap along.

The result is a massive, ambient experience that, in the words of one fan, “hits you right between the eyes.”

A month-long cross-Canada tour in support of the CD is scheduled for August 2013 and 20 dates are already confirmed. For more tour details and updates, visit www.tommyalto.com

Tickets include a copy of the EP, either as a CD or on transparent 12-inch vinyl, and are available at www.northerntickets.com/events/tommy-alto

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