ALBERTA CROSS Front-Man Petter Sits Down At Hollywood’s W Hotel To Discuss Their Newest Self-Titled Album, His Love of DAVID BOWIE and More!
Posted On 28 Jan 2016
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The alternative-folk band, Alberta Cross, recently released a new music video for their single “Ghost of Santa Fe.” Directed by Chris Rubino and featuring actor Craig Stark (Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight), the video pays homage to David Bowie‘s film The Man Who Fell To Earth. A desert sci-fi setting, Rubino explains, “This video uses the sense of discovery through the subconscious. We are seeing through the frightened, yet enlightened eyes of our character.We become immersed in his hallucinatory visual world.”
View the video here:
This alt-folk tune is featured on Alberta Cross‘ newly released self-titled album [Dine Alone Records], which was co-produced by Alberta Cross‘front-man Petter Ericson Stakee and Claudius Mittendorfer (Temples, Interpol, Johnny Marr).
Recorded in Upstate New York at Dreamland, Stakee’s main inspiration for the latest offering stemmed from late night jam sessions he was a part of over the last year in NYC with other well-known musicians, including friend Kraig [Jarret Johnson] of Golden Smog. The organic feel and nature to those late night jams had Stakee wanting to channel that vibe into the new LP. Stakee started to explore new musical territories, and for the first time used vibrant horn sections – a prominent element on “Ghost of Santa Fe” – weaved throughout the 12-track collection.
All Access writer, Leah Adams recently sat down with Alberta Cross, front-man Petter before his intimate show at LA’s W Hotel in Hollywood. Sponsored by Balcony TV, this free show was a perfect opportunity for new and fans to enjoy the music of Alberta Cross.
Leah and Petter talked about the new self-titled record, the wild video for “Ghost Of Santa Fe”, the life and death of David Bowie and much more! Enjoy!