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The Rural Alberta Advantage – “Runners In The Night” (Stereogum Premiere)

The Rural Alberta Advantage are getting ready for a busy fall season once they release their new album, Mended With Gold, and begin a massive tour. Today they share album cut “Runners In The Night,” which moves with a kind of rustic swagger and follows the singles “On The Rocks” and “Terrified.” Listen to it… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 17, 2014 - 11:52 am

The Rural Alberta Advantage – “On The Rocks”

Next month, Canadian indie rock band the Rural Alberta Advantage will release their third album, Mended With Gold. We’ve already heard the first single, “Terrified,” and now they share “On The Rocks.” Over a shuffling drum beat, the track builds to a climax of buzzing guitars and a large, wordless vocal melody. Listen to it… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 19, 2014 - 11:21 am

The Rural Alberta Advantage – “Terrified”

Canadian indie rockers the Rural Alberta Advantage have announced their highly anticipated third album, their first since 2011. “Terrified” is the first single off the album, and it’s everything this fan hoped it would be, delivering that exuberant sadness that’s so prevalent in the RAA’s music. It sounds like it should be scoring the love… More »

By: Sadaaf Mamoon / July 8, 2014 - 12:57 pm

Paper Bag Artists Cover Madonna True Blue

Paper Bag Records is celebrating eight years as a label and their new website by releasing a tribute album covering Madonna’s 1986 album True Blue. The label asked their roster of artists — including Born Ruffians, PS I Love You, The Rural Alberta Advantage, and You Say Party (RIP) — to record songs from the… More »

By: jessica / April 18, 2011 - 12:02 pm

The Rural Alberta Advantage – “Drain The Blood”

I lived in rural Alberta for a bit (Lethbridge a la “The Dethbridge in Lethbridge”) and can say the advantages compared to my current Brooklyn dwellings include cheaper rent, more time to read, fewer hipsters, the gorgeous prairie landscape, and friends with a canola farm. The Toronto-via-Alberta trio know all this. “Drain The Blood” –… More »

By: brandon / December 10, 2009 - 9:48 am