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One wouldn't expect to find a cabin on Wall Street, but lo and behold, that's exactly where we were able to catch up with the English duo, Alberta Cross in our latest session. It's a freaky sort of space, a place where bare, industrial stairways suddenly lead to a surprising, rooftop abode that really hammers home a serene, upstate vibe. Right there on Wall Streetkind of an appropriate setting for a band that dabbles in creating serene and rustic (OK, their recent album Songs of Patience also rocks) tunes from their newfound hometown, NYC.

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One, two, three, four.
It's just a beating Oh, it feels like you want it
A taste of living Oh, just a drop in the water
And I'm trying to live my life in a better way
But I'm finding that the way you move Is just another way of trying
Lay down, lay down on me now Stay down, stay down with me now
And I'm trying to live my life in a better way
Lay down, lay down on me
Tired of living Oh, it feels like a warning
Instead of living Oh, it feels like you want it
And I'm trying to live my life in a better way
But I'm finding that the way you groove is just another way of dying
Lay down, lay down on me now
Stay down, stay down with me now
And I'm trying to live my life in a better way
Lay down, lay down on me
Since you're living Oh, sure you want it
It's why you're missing Oh, why you want it
You're coming with me Oh, we should be there
We're a part of Oh, something greater
You're coming with me You're coming with me
You're coming with me So come on with me
Lay down, lay down on me now Stay down, stay down with me now
Lay down, lay Oh, lay down, lay
Oh, lay down, lay Oh, lay down, lay
Down
to record and to get to together.
And it was kind of a little bit out of our control at one point, you know? And, you know, I don't know, like normally I'd like to go in and record an album... I like for it take like a month, you know, not a year.
And this one took a year so I think patience would kind of suit the record a little bit.
It's kind of about a lot of different things.
It's kind of about us and what we went through, and it's also kind of a joke on Terry because he's got no patience whatsoever.
You know, he can't even go to the cinema.
He goes like crazy.
So, he can't even sit still for like five minutes.
So it was kind of a joke on him.
And also like patience...you know, this time we're going through right now, you know? I think everyone needs a of bit it, so I think it suited every...you know, all that. Try to stay hungry With something to speak
Looked out my window Whose after me
Give up my heart Too much guilt
Gazed out my window Whose after me
Whoop, whoop, whoop
Hey lord show me Too many people are after me
Oh lord show me Too many people are mocking me
Cut off my hands Let it bleed
I've got a crate of gold inside of me
Get it straight now I'm not in jail
And little folks don't bother me
Get it straight now I'm not a saint
Whoop
Hey lord show me Too many people are mocking me
Oh lord show me Too many people are mocking me
Mocking me Whoop
Mocking me Whoop
Mocking me, yeah Mocking me
Overall the recording was cool and it taught us a lot, you know? I think it was good, like, everything that's like hard...like the hard things that were there were almost like good things, you know? Like looking back on it I feel that it taught us a lot and now I know exactly what I want to do for the next record, you know? For the future recording, you know? And I think like, you know, it landed on a good...it landed in a good place and I think we ended up being really proud of it, you know? It was just like certain things along the way was hard but...you know, it's supposed to be a little hard, isn't it? It's not supposed to be like, you know, dancing...like, it's not supposed to be like a beach party, is it? So, we're... I think, yes, I think we're happy with it for sure.
Magnolia You feel you're wide awake Can you see
you're dragging down the morning sun, the morning sun
You believe you hide away Can you see
You're floating in your innocence, your innocence
Yeah you gotta give it up You're laughing at the morning sun
Yeah you gotta give it up, give it up Yeah you gotta give it up
You're laughing at the morning sun You gotta give it up, yeah
You steal You fight your own
Come on love The people that cared the most
Even scared the most
You know, tell this face Can you see
The affections start to slip away Slip away
Yeah, you gotta give it up You're laughing at the morning sun
Yeah, you gotta give it up, give it up Yeah, you gotta give it up
You're laughing at the morning sun You gotta give it up, yeah
You gotta witness sun in the morning sun
Witness sun in the morning sun
You gotta witness sun in the morning sun
Witness sun in the morning sun
You gotta witness sun in the morning sun
Witness sun in the morning sun
You gotta witness sun in the morning sun
Witness sun in the morning sun
Yeah, you gotta give it up You're laughing at the morning sun
Yeah, you gotta give it up, give it up Yeah, you gotta give it up
You're laughing at the morning sun You gotta give it up, yeah
You gotta witness sun in the morning sun
Witness sun in the morning sun
You gotta witness sun in the morning sun
Witness sun in the morning sun
You gotta give it up You gotta give it up yeah
You gotta give it up You gotta give it up yeah
You gotta give it up now You gotta give it up yeah
You gotta give it up now You gotta give it up yeah

Artist Bio

The title of Alberta Cross' new album, Songs of Patience is, in many ways, literal. "It's been three years since we last released a full-length album," says singer/ songwriter/ guitarist Petter Ericson Stakee. After touring extensively on their debut, Broken Side Of Time, Alberta Cross headed to an old, abandoned house in the middle of nowhere near Woodstock, NY. There, they braved the freezing winter and embraced a sense of the building's haunted past to envision ideas for a new record.

In the end, Songs of Patience is both a throwback to Alberta Cross' roots and a progression forward. The album veers from the melodic sprawl of opener "Magnolia," a track Petter wrote in L.A. about "too many late nights, for better or worse," to the pensive provocation of "Lay Down," which was penned in the back of a van in Tampa when he felt "beat down by the road" after a two-year straight stint on tour. Petter's self-defeat and subsequent self-discovery are apparent on hook-laden rocker "Wasteland," a track about "our generation being lost and sometimes in need of guidance," while the fuzzed out layers on "Crate of Gold" reveal his growth as a songwriter, leaving himself to explore the motivations of the Occupy movement. The focus throughout the album's songwriting was strong, engaging melodies, as well as Ericson Stakee's poetic narrative sensibility, both of which allow the listener to inhabit a new place for the span of the album.

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