Alberta Cross - led by lead singer and guitarist Petter Ericson Stakee - will be releasesing their third album in October. Co-produced by Stakee and Claudius Mittendorfer (Temples, Interpol, Johnny Marr), the LP showcases new musical territories with vibrant horn sections weaved throughout the 12-track collection, while in addition Stakee re-explored the band’s root.
The album’s depth, and its sturdiness, start to standout with tracks like – “Beneath My Love” and “Get Up High”—that arrive in the second half of this blissful, complex, yet beautiful hour of sounds Stakee has built. Full of horns, strings and choruses designed to pull the listener inside, Stakee’s feeling of renewal is armed with the best songs he’s ever written.
“On this record, we have all these new colors,” Stakee continues. “It felt pretty amazing. I wanted those late night jams to inspire the record. It was very loose, not a lot of structure. I wanted to keep that vibe—the looseness and the soul. Mandolin, violin, French horn, flugelhorn, trumpet—we put those on a lot of tracks. That was a new thing for me and very inspiring. This record seems so… pure to me.”
We are pleased to announce Alberta Cross have joined our world-wide roster, their new self-titled LP is being released October 16, 2015.
• Hear the new single "Ghost of Santa Fe", currently streaming via The Wall Street Journal.
• In support of the LP announcement, Alberta Cross will tour this Fall with Heartless Bastards. The tour will bring the band through New York City, Chicago, Boston, Toronto and more. All tour dates listed below:
September 9 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks*
September 10 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West*
September 11 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel*
September 12 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club*
September 13 - Woodstock, NY - Bearsville Theater*
September 14 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg*
September 16 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street (Downstairs)*
September 17 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall*
September 18 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club*
September 19 - Montreal, QC - Petit Campus*
September 21 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern*
September 23 - Chicago, IL - Metro*
September 24 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe*
September 25 - Cincinnati, OH - Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.*
September 26 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre*
September 27 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom*
September 29 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway*
September 30 - Little Rock, AR - Revolution Room*
*w/ Heartless Bastards