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Albums Of The Week: Ottto | Life Is A Game

Kids wanna rock — including Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo's son Tye & his buddies. Weirdly, on this sophomore set, they sound more like the offspring of ... Offspring.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Ottto, the Los Angeles-based trio featuring Triko Chavez (drums), Bryan Noah Ferretti (vocals/guitar) and Tye Trujillo (bass) have just released their debut full-length album Life Is A Game.

“The vibe of this record was getting out of our comfort zone and being free,” says Feretti of the album, which was produced by Tim Harkins (Korn, Jerry Cantrell). “We were opening our eyes to what could be done. There were some cool harmonies, and we focused on the overall structure. It had a constant flow.”

Trujillo (the son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo) adds: “In 2020, our self-titled album included lots of tunes we had sitting around for a few years. With this record, the experience was different. We really took the time to find a vibe for each track.”

Ottto released their self-titled debut EP in 2020, followed by multiple live outings, including slots at Lollapalooza and Bottle Rock. They have opened for Suicidal Tendencies, and Tye contributing the guitar parts for cultural phenomenon Eddie Munson in Stranger Things. Most recently, the band issued the Record Store Day-exclusive EP Locos Live In Venice, which was recorded right off of the Venice Beach boardwalk.”