Alberta Cross was formed in London in the ’00s by Sweden native Petter Ericson Stakee. After playing just a few shows, the singer/guitarist and since-departed co-founder Terry Wolfers were signed to Geffen Records (and Fiction Records in the U.K.), which released The Thief & the Heartbreaker EP in 2007. After traveling to Brooklyn the following year to work on its first long-player, the band decided to relocate permanently. ATO Records (the label co-founded by Dave Matthews) released the band’s first album, Broken Side of Time, in 2009, and the band began relentlessly touring the world, hitting up every major music festival you can think of in the process. Second album Songs of Patience came out in 2012, after which Wolfers left for a solo career and Stakee reconfigured the band lineup again. In October, the third Alberta Cross album, a self-titled affair, will be released on Dine Alone Records.
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