Album of the Week: Alberta Cross – “The Broken Side of Time”

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Artist: Alberta Cross
Album: The Broken Side of Time
File Under:  Moody Rock
Recommended if You Like: Neil Young, My Morning Jacket
Featured Track: Rise From The Shadows”

God damn, I love this album. Take Neil Young’s vocals, his hard-driving Americana rock and combine it with the pathos of Kurt Cobain and you’ve got Alberta Cross. It’s the best way I can describe it.  Other than it’s good, damn good.  Just listen to “Rise From The Shadows”.  This song slays me every time I hear it. Swirling, haunting melodies that build into a crashing wall of guitars.  It’s cathartic and this song should be all the convincing you need to buy their debut album, “The Broken Side of Time”, that comes out on September 22 on ATO Records. It’s a seasoned, polished album start to finish and hard to believe it’s only their first.

If you can’t wait that long, go out and get their EP “The Thief and The Heartbreaker”.  Another stellar effort that won’t disappoint.  And if you want to be really impressed, go see them live.  They’ll be at Lollapalloza this weekend then at Austin City Limits later this fall. More US dates will be scheduled soon. Stay tuned.