ALBERTA CROSS' FULL-LENGTH DEBUT
SET FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 22
BROKEN SIDE OF TIME FOLLOWS ACCLAIMED EP
THE THIEF & THE HEARTBREAKER
Alberta Cross are poised for the release of their much-anticipated full-length debut, Broken Side of Time, set for release September 22 on ATO Records. The album arrives on the heels of their acclaimed EP The Thief & the Heartbreaker, which earned the band U.K. touring slots with Oasis, The Shins and Bat For Lashes, in addition to widespread critical praise, including PopMatters, which declared, "The seven-song EP is one of the best you'll be lucky enough to pick up, resembling a full album's quality but leaving one wanting a lot more."
Founded by guitarist/vocalist Petter Ericson Stakee and bassist Terry Wolfers, Alberta Cross took shape when the two began jamming together in London's east end. Stakee, from London by way of Sweden, and Wolfers, a Brit himself, moved to New York City in 2008 in pursuit of renewed creative energy and new challenges. Broken Side of Time is born of the struggles and setbacks the band faced along the way. The album serves as Alberta Cross' official introduction to the U.S. As Stakee explains, "It's kind of a desperation album, a darker album; it's definitely angrier. We've been in a crazy place during the whole album and you can hear that."
Details on additional tour dates will be announced soon.
Check this awesome track from their debut EP:
Alberta Cross tour dates:
06/25/09 Thu Brixton Academy London, GB
06/26/09 Fri Brixton Academy London, GB
06/27/09 Sat Hyde Park London, GB
06/28/09 Sun Glastonbury Festival Glastonbury, GB
06/29/09 Mon Civic Hall Wolverhampton, GB
06/30/09 Tue Water Rats London, GB
07/01/09 Wed Olympia Paris, FRA
08/09/09 Sun Grant Park Chicago, IL
10/03/09 Sat Zilker Park Austin, TX