Originally referred to as Sex with an Angel, the (eventual) Albertans first convened like a “theatrical musical collective” beneath the leadership of guitarist and vocalist Joel Bravo. The group required root in NEW YORK, with Bravo rounding out his lineup with help from Kylie Ward (vocals, ukulele, harmonica), Ian Everall (bass, percussion), Krystin Monaghan (keyboards, vocals), Curtis McLean (drums), Alison Yip (vocals, tambourine), and Anna Horabin (vocals, trumpet). Sex with an Angel received a record offer after a well-received overall performance in the CMJ Music Marathon and, soon thereafter, made a decision to take on a fresh name and a big change of area. They required two from the users’ roots to center, naming themselves following the Canadian province of Alberta, as well as the recently christened Albertans produced things recognized by packaging up and at risk of the Canadian Western. After settling in Vancouver, they documented their debut work, a 7″ EP entitled SWAA. The discharge was accompanied by Western Coastline touring and documenting sessions for any debut full-length, 2009’s Legends of Sam Marco. Harmful Anything, the band’s sophomore long-player, found its way to 2013.