Saturday, September 15, 2007

A 70's flashback with Alberta Cross

While listening to the opening track of Alberta Cross's debut LP The Thief & the Heartbreaker (which also happens to be the title track), you are instantly transported back in time to some point in the 70's with Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young playing in the background. It's uncanny how close the resemblance is; in fact it sounds like it could be a missing studio track that never made a CSNY album.

Unlike CSNY though, Alberta Cross formed in London in this century, not the last. Their debut is short, only seven songs long, but that's by design. "It’s a battle against weak verses and big choruses and we want to make classic albums, not albums with four singles and a bunch of fillers.” The whole album has that classic rock flavor to it with an updated feel. Try the following two songs, then get the rest of the LP for yourself.

Alberta Cross - The Thief & The Heartbreaker : The Thief & The Heartbreaker

Alberta Cross - Lucy Rider : The Thief & The Heartbreaker

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Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young - Woodstock
: Deja Vu


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Anonymous said...

Very nice indeed...really glad I stumbled across this.

Anonymous said...

so good! new album's out sept 22 according to the website and there's a free download. can't wait!