Meet Me @ The Altar Herald A New Generation of Pop-Rock With Debut Album “Past // Present // Future”

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Meet Me @ The Altar by Jonathan Weiner

Meet Me @ The Altar has finally unveiled its explosive debut album with the release of Past // Present // Future, they’re also currently on tour with dates scheduled at The Observatory in Santa Ana on Mar. 22 and The Echo in Los Angeles on Mar. 23. Over the course of 11 spectacular tracks the trio — comprised of Edith Victoria, Téa Campbell, and Ada Juarez — invoke the pop-punk icons of their youth and establish themselves as a cornerstone of a new guard.


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Vividly breathless and kinetically volatile, the album is a half-hour’s worth of the Meet Me @ The Altar at their most deliriously fun and unapologetically raucous. From its opening song “Say It (To My Face)” the band goes right for the throat of haters and naysayers, pummeling and howling away on a deliciously biting pop-punk anthem. The trio is at full form whenever they’re wrapped up in a combustive hurricane of hammered percussion and shrieking riffs.

Especially when those tried and true methods of sonic catharsis come in the form of self-esteem-rallying songs like “Try” and “Rocket Science.”And even more so when they’re channeling heartbreak — as on the acoustic shimmering pop ballad “A Few Tomorrows” with its glowing guitar tones — or fiery retribution on “Need Me,” “It’s Over For Me” and “Thx 4 Nothin’.” It’s the way they blitz through every emotion with such undimmable energy that makes their music so formidable.


On “Kool” they turn their attention to admiring a love interest against thunderous riffs, while on “T.M.I” they gut themselves of their insecurities and anxieties. The band just released a music video for the latter track, directed by Cynthia Parkhurst, which sees Victoria performing the song solo while sitting despondently on the floor. “I think I’m the worst,” she wails on the song, a visceral confessional to the tune of chaotically rushing rock. “Criticize everything til it hurts / If you knew me better you’d like me worse.”

Of the new record the band said: “The things we hold from our past inform who we are now and where we might go. This album pays homage to the music we loved growing up while reflecting our modern-day lives, sounds, and experiences.”

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See Meet Me @ The Altar at The Observatory in Santa Ana on Mar. 22 and The Echo in Los Angeles on Mar. 23. View a full list of tour dates below!

Visit Meet Me @ The Altar on their website, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated on new releases and tour announcements.

Meet Me @ The Altar tour

March 14, 2023 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
March 16, 2023 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
March 17, 2023 – Seattle, WA – Madame Lou’s – SOLD OUT
March 19, 2023 – Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
March 22, 2023 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory (Constellation Room)
March 23, 2023 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo – SOLD OUT
March 24, 2023 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues (Voodoo Room)
March 25, 2023 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
March 27, 2023 – Austin, TX – Antone’s Nightclub
March 28, 2023 – Houston, TX – House of Blues (Bronze Peacock)
March 30, 2023 – Nashville, TN – Basement East
April 01, 2023 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – SOLD OUT
April 03, 2023 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
April 04, 2023 – Orlando, FL – The Abbey

Words: Steven Ward

Listen to Past // Present // Future the new album from Meet Me @ The Altar below!

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