Track Of The Day 3/7 - Alberta Cross

Crate Of Gold
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It all depends on the time and place.

Alberta Cross are one Swede, one Londoner. Now based in Brooklyn, Petter Ericson Stakee (vocals/guitar) and Terry Wolfers (bass) seemingly meet in an East End boozer when Wolfers saved his compatriot from the hands of some angry locals.

Sparking ideas off one another, Alberta Cross emerged. Sometimes many, sometimes few the band whittled back down the to the central duo in the period after the release of their debut album.

At times recalling a blues driven classic rock sound, the sheer swagger of the duo has earned them praise from Them Crooked Vultures and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

New album 'Songs of Patience' though isn't what it appears to be on the surface. Alberta Cross honed their material in an old house in upstate New York, allowing the secluded nature of the sessions to hone their view of the world.

Take 'Crate Of Gold'. On the surface a bass driven monster, the kind of sludgy, amphetamine driven blues that the Spacemen 3 would have concocted if they'd been able to afford a semi-decent studio.

Underneath, though, is a gentle protest against modern Capitalism. A salute to the Occupy movement, 'Crate of Gold' finds Alberta Cross struggling with a dual identity: ballsy rockers with a tender soul, the band provide our latest Track Of The Day.

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'Songs Of Patience' is set to be released on September 3rd.

Photo Credit: Brantley Gutierrez

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