Alberta Cross 'Broken Side of Time' debut + Breaking Artist in Rolling Stone

Alberta Cross full-length debut set for release September 22 on ATO Records

Alberta Cross

Broken Side of Time follows highly 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, 2009 on ATO Records.

The band was recently featured as a Breaking Artist in Rolling Stone, which praises Alberta Cross for “combining wind tunnels of bent guitar riffs and distorted power chords with the haunting melodies of rural American music. It’s all topped by Ericson Stakee’s sweet, high-lonesome voice, which recalls both Jim James and Neil Young.”

Alberta Cross is coming off noteworthy performances at Bonnaroo, Coachella, Glastonbury and more. Details on upcoming U.S. tour dates will be announced soon.

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'Broken Side of Time' 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, and 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.”

Led by Stakee and Wolfers, Alberta Cross is rounded out by guitarist Sam Kearney, drummer Austin Beede and keyboardist Alec Higgins. 'Broken Side of Time' was recorded in Austin, TX and produced by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Dead Confederate, Heartless Bastards). John O’Mahony (Depeche Mode, Coldplay, Kasabian) mixed the album at Electric Lady in New York City.

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“It’s hard not to hear echoes of younger rockers like Kings of Leon and My Morning Jacket in Stakee’s tortured wails and furious guitar thrashing.” - SPIN

“Each tune comes on like a fragile gesture—rich with euphoric choruses, layered guitars and raw harmonies.” - NME

“Channeling Neil Young…the sound of deliverance.” - Esquire

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