Even if you didn’t know that Brooklyn-by-way-of-London rockers Alberta Cross have roots in both Europe and the States, you might be able to intuit it from the tunes on their brand-new Songs of Patience. Out July 17 via ATO Records, Songs melds the U.K. arena-rock tradition of clean, dreamy, shimmering production, spacey instrumentation and big vocal hooks (from forefathers U2 on down to heartstring-tugging chart toppers Coldplay) with the rootsy, blues- and folk-inflected mid-tempo drawl of Southern American rock ’n’ rollers like My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses and Kings of Leon — not to mention honorary and/or adopted Southerners like Crazy Horse and maybe even The Black Keys. The ambitious, wailing tenor of frontman Petter Ericson Stakee cuts through ambitiously strummed acoustic guitars, twangy leads and big synth pads, making for a synthesis that certainly isn’t groundbreaking, but isn’t exactly stock either. Putting it succinctly (and you won’t see us do that often), its wide-open arrangements aim straight for the heart. Everest and Aaron Lee Tasjan open.