Songs of Patience

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The second studio album from cosmopolitan indie rock outfit Alberta Cross, which is now just Petter Ericson Stakee Sweden and Terry Wolfers England, and a cast of rotating sidemen, took three years, multiple studios, and five different producers to get right. The resulting, aptly named Songs of Patience is a visceral yet carefully honed backslap of a record that sneaks up on you like a predator, then buys you a drink rather than tearing your throat out. After the release of 2009's Broken Side of Time, the group hit the road and never looked back, sharing the stage with the likes of Them Crooked Vultures, Oasis, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and it would ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The second studio album from cosmopolitan indie rock outfit Alberta Cross, which is now just Petter Ericson Stakee Sweden and Terry Wolfers England, and a cast of rotating sidemen, took three years, multiple studios, and five different producers to get right. The resulting, aptly named Songs of Patience is a visceral yet carefully honed backslap of a record that sneaks up on you like a predator, then buys you a drink rather than tearing your throat out. After the release of 2009's Broken Side of Time, the group hit the road and never looked back, sharing the stage with the likes of Them Crooked Vultures, Oasis, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and it would appear that some of the heaviness of those three bands rubbed off on the duo. Big, bold, and occasionally beautiful, Alberta Cross is at its best when it levels the playing field between gargantuan and lovely, as evidenced by stand-out cuts like "Magnolia," "Lay Down," and the slow burn, midtempo anthem "Come On Maker." More mid-'90s alternative rock than 21st century indie rock, Songs of Patience will resonate with fans of earthy yet cosmic college rock staples like Grant Lee Buffalo and Mercury Rev, but it owes a great deal to current rustbelt crooners like My Morning Jacket and Band of Horses as well, and while it may occasionally get bogged down by its near constant need to reach the nosebleed seats, the desperation that the band emits ultimately feels inclusive rather than brazen.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/17/2012
  • Label: Ato Records
  • UPC: 880882181123
  • Catalog Number: 821811
  • Sales rank: 190,556

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alberta Cross Primary Artist
Darren Beckett Drums
Craig MacIntyre Percussion
Adriel Harris Background Vocals
Petter Eriksson Stakee Group Member
Terry Wolfers Group Member
Cory Chisel Background Vocals
Dante Renzi Drums
Sam Kearney Guitar
Hugh Poole Lap Steel Guitar
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
Joe Chiccarelli Producer, Engineer
Bill Mims Engineer
Mike Daly Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Engineer
Lars Fox Engineer
Chris Bilheimer Art Direction
Steve Fallone Mastering
James Murray Engineer
Claudius Mittendorfer Producer, Engineer
Travis Huff Engineer
Justin Perkins Engineer
Brantley Gutierrez Band Photo
Alberta Cross Producer
Petter Eriksson Stakee Composer, Lyricist
Eliot Hazel Cover Photo, Inside Photo
Jerry Johnson Engineer
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