Recently, I downloaded the Band of the Day App for my iPhone, and since then I’ve listened to a few of the bands. One of the bands plays my kind of music, Lindsey Lou and the Flatbellys. I really enjoyed their album Release Your Shrouds. Today’s band Alberta Cross is very different. I listened to their latest release Songs of Patience and I’m impressed! From Wikipedia:
Alberta Cross is a New York-based band, formed by Petter Ericson Stakee (vocals, guitar) & Terry Wolfers (bass). Despite their different upbringings – Stakee travelled from an early age between Sweden and England with his singer-songwriter father, whilst Wolfers was brought up in London’s East End – they formed what would later become Alberta Cross. The band is now based out of Brooklyn, New York.
Alberta Cross has toured extensively in the US, UK and the rest of Europe, performing with bands such as Them Crooked Vultures, Oasis, Neil Young, Dave Matthews Band, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Mumford & Sons, The Shins, Bat for Lashes, Simian Mobile Disco, and Findlay Brown on the Latitude tour in 2007. They have sold out venues in Chicago, New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, and many other cities through the US and Europe. During October 2008, Alberta Cross supported Oasis on their UK arena tour, playing at both Bournemouth and Cardiff. During 2009, the band appeared at the Coachella Valley Music Festival in April, the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee in June, and the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago, Illinois and much more.
After listening to the album and enjoying parts of it I thought, “Why don’t I make “FreeWheelin'” music an alter ego to my Me,Myself and Music blog and totally explore the Indie music scene to well “broaden my horizons”.
Anyone care to tell me if they do and why they do love Alberta Cross? Meanwhile here’s some lunchtime music, their latest single “ATX” from Songs of Patience