the rural alberta advantage
Long-running Toronto indie-folk trio The Rural Alberta Advantage is proud to share a new track titled “Beacon Hill,” which is about the wildfires that led to a total evacuation of RAA singer/guitarist Nils Edenloff’s onetime home of Fort McMurray, AB earlier this year. The group has been touring recently with a set of small road-testing shows, previewing new material for a full-length coming later this year via Saddle Creek (U.S.) / Paper Bag Records (Canada) in the way they love best.
Here’s the 2nd single from the latest album from The Rural Alberta Advantage. Check out “On the Rocks” off Mended With Gold. “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.”
Included in my “Trending” Playlist last week on Aux was the latest new music from The Rural Alberta Advantage called “Terrified”. The band will release their highly-anticipated third album, Mended With Gold, on September 30th. 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).
Listen to Mended With Gold‘s “Terrified” below.
I’ll post my picks for the festival in a day or two, in the meantime, here’s a couple things that sounded good to me today.
–We Listen For You is collecting links to download free/legal SXSW samplers. Don’t forget the free one at iTunes.
-SPIN and HP have created an online video series filming bands on their way down to SXSW, head to their channel to see what The Rural Alberta Advantage, Young The Giant and Yellow Ostrich run into on their way to Austin.
–The Yellow Bird Project has started a video series called The Wilderness Sessions, the first being with UK band Dry The River. Check out the band perform “Weights and Measures” and buy the t-shirt they designed, its for a good cause.