All it took was the seven-track EP Broken Side of Time for Alberta Cross to earn touring spots behind Oasis and The Shins and festival spots at Lollapalooza, Glastonbury and most recently, Bonnaroo. So, what will happen when the New York based outfit unveils its debut full-length?
Well, we’ll find out come September 22nd. On that day, ATO Records will release the band’s self-titled debut, an album which is intended to serve as a formal introduction for the quintet. Its kind of a desperation album, a darker album; its definitely angrier. Weve been in a crazy place during the whole album and you can hear that,” explains frontman Petter Ericson Stakee.
Like all good indie bands these days, the album was produced by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Dead Confederate, Heartless Bastards) and mixed by John OMahony (Depeche Mode, Coldplay, Kasabian) at the legendary Electric Lady in New York. Alberta Cross will support the release with a yet-to-be-announced North American tour this fall.
Alberta Cross 2009 Tour Dates:
06/25 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
06/26 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
06/27 – London, UK @ Hard Rock Calling
06/28 – Piton, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
06/29 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic Hall
06/30 – London, UK @ Monto Water Rats
07/01 – Paris, R @ L’Olympia
07/13 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
07/17 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
08/09 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
10/03 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits