It’s a Yiddish term; it means an old fart. Is this band a group of Alter Kakers? Probably, but think of it this way: to become an Alter Kaker you need to have the will to never give up or stop trying, and that’s what they have. They go by the adage that the biggest obstacle to a band succeeding is them breaking up. And by the way, the easiest way to pronounce the band name is by remembering how it rhymes: Alter Kakers like mother truckers.
The Alter Kakers are an indie rock band from Toronto with Steve Bronstein on guitar and vocals, Cary Corvair on bass and vocals, and Dan Barsi on drums. They formed after meeting in another local band called The Dropjoys and noticing they had a shared sense of music and humor.
Their current single, called When You’re Gone, builds on the success of their previous single, Stopped Being In Love. When You’re Gone employs a reflective “I’m done with you” narrative. Strumming guitar and snappy snare anchor the song while it builds to an emotional violin solo that crescendos to the conclusion. Recorded by Toronto producer Dean Marino (The Black Keys).