THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE DEBUT NEW TRACK ‘ON THE ROCKS’ WITH CLASH
‘On The Rocks’ is built around strident, muscular songwriting. Staring life’s problems straight in the eye, The Rural Alberta Advantage pour their folk inflections into something engaging and probing. – Clash
BAND TO TOUR UK IN NOVEMBER
The Rural Alberta Advantage have unveiled another song from their upcoming third album Mended With Gold. Listen to “On The Rocks” here. Mended With Gold, will be released on September 29th. The twelve-track album was recorded at Toronto’s Candle Recording with the band’s long-time live engineer Matt Lederman (Hayden, !!!, Besnard Lakes) alongside co-producer Leon Taheny (Owen Pallett, Austra, F*cked Up). Pre-order the album here from Paper Bag Records or here from iTunes. UK live dates can be found below.
LISTEN TO ‘ON THE ROCKS’ HERE
“One of the events which inspired ‘On the Rocks’ is related to my first trip out to Newfoundland well over a decade ago,” says the band’s Nils Edenloff. “So I’m also pretty happy with the double entendre as it relates to the song. We may be the Rural Alberta Advantage, but anyone who knows northern Alberta (i.e. Fort McMurray) will understand that Newfoundland isn’t too far out of my wheelhouse.”
In 2006 singer-songwriter Nils Edenloff, percussionist Paul Banwatt, and multi-instrumentalist Amy Cole came together to release their debut self-titled EP as The Rural Alberta Advantage. The ensuing years have brought two full-length albums (2008’s Hometowns and 2011’s Departing), widespread critical praise (SPIN, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NPR, among others), two Juno Award nominations (Best New Group, Video of the Year), the Polaris Music Prize Long List, and a hard earned reputation as one of the most impressive live bands you’ll ever see. It was through all of this that The RAA’s latest album, Mended With Gold, took shape.
November Live Dates (UK):
21 Birmingham, The Hair and Hounds
22 Glasgow, Broadcast
24 Leeds, Brundenell Social Club
25 Manchester, Soup Kitchen
26 London, Islington Assembly