Alberta Cross

Alberta Cross will be releasing a free download of their new single “Money For The Weekend” via Ketel One’s facebook page on Monday. It’s been fun watching this band take off over the years and it looks like they continue to polish their sound and image.  For more tunes, visit our Live Session with Alberta Cross.

Video: Alberta Cross – Money For The Weekend

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Sweet Jesus, I feel like I have been waiting forever for this album. It was two years ago that we were introduced to Alberta Cross through their wonderful EP The Thief & The Heartbreaker. I heard it and was convinced that they were going to be the next big thing. Then they went missing. The band had some issues on the business end of things, regrouped and used the time to improve themselves.

After seeing them four times this year, my anticipation for Broken Side of Time has only grown. The previous EP was more classic Americana in the vein of Crazy Horse and My Morning Jacket’s At Dawn. With Alberta Cross’s new lineup, the quintet have altered their sound slightly a la MMJ with Z. They’ve grown into a heavy handed Alternative Rock band.

After a slow bluesy opener, Broken Side of Time explodes out of its skin with ATX and Taking Control. Kearney’s guitar work is phenomenal on these tunes and the album never lets up from there. Fueled by Petter’s vocals, the band drives forward for 45 minutes and‚ it’s over in a flash.

I’m not ready to anoint these guys the next MMJ, but the tools are certainly there. Individually, each member of Alberta Cross is supremely talented. And they tear it up live. In fact, as good as this album is (and it’s excellent), it’s still a far cry from their live performances which are absolutely scintillating.

Tracks from our live session with Alberta Cross:

Exclusive: Alberta Cross – Broken Side Of Time

Exclusive: Alberta Cross – Leave Us And Forgive Us

Exclusive: Alberta Cross – ATX

Exclusive: Alberta Cross – Taking Control

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HearYa favs and live session alumni, Alberta Cross, just released a cover of John Lennon’s “Steel and Glass.” Their debut full length album, Broken Side Of Time, is coming out on September 22nd. Stay tuned for our review in the coming days and check out our Alberta Cross live session if you haven’t already.

Alberta Cross – Steel and Glass (John Lennon Cover)

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The debut album from Alberta Cross, Broken Side of Time, is scheduled for release on September 22nd via ATO records. The first single is “Leave Us And Forgive Us” and it’s available as a free download on their site (in exchange for an email address).

Here’s the HearYa Live Session version of the song:

Alberta Cross – Leave Us And Forgive Us (from the HearYa Live Session)

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Alberta Cross – ATX, SXSW 2009

March 24, 2009

Our Alberta Cross live session has a nice comment from a reader named Dan saying that he and a friend were introduced to Alberta Cross via HearYa about 18 months ago. Unlike me, Dan has had the luxury of seeing them live a few times in NYC. I ended up catching Alberta Cross twice at […]

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HearYa Live Session 42: Alberta Cross

March 17, 2009

About a year ago we got an email about Alberta Cross and soon thereafter Oz and I had become enamored with their EP, The Theif & The Heartbreaker. We thought they were going to be a huge breakout band and the toast of the blog community. But then things went mostly silent. Oz and I […]

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