Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday Fascination: The Rural Alberta Advantage

Thanks to a good friend, I was recently introduced to this Saddle Creek band by the name of The Rural Alberta Advantage (or the raa) & if you haven't caught on by now - I have a giant soft spot for indie rock. Except the raa is so much more than just a band that makes indie rock - they're a trio (made up of Paul Banwatt, Amy Cole, and Nils Edenloff) who's music is filled to the brim with soul, nostalgia, and all that good stuff that gives you butterflies due to its impact. A perfect example of their strength is "On The Rocks" one of the first songs that made me fall in love with their 3rd (and most recent) album Mended With Gold.

  
After digging deep into their discography I wanted to make my first & only point of this post very clearMended With Gold is an album your ears need to hear, immediately. This album isn't even a month old, so dive in below and let me know your favorite song(s)!

P.S. Not only can you grab Mended With Gold on Saddle Creek Records, but it's also available on Paper Bag Records, too. They've currently started their fall tour throughout the US, check the dates out below!

Thu-Oct-09, Detroit, MI, Magic Stick *
Fri-Oct-10, Columbus, OH, Skully’s *
Sat-Oct-11, Indianapolis, IN, Radio Radio *
Sun-Oct-12, St. Louis, MO, Firebird *
Tue-Oct-14, Chicago, IL, Metro *
Wed-Oct-15, Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall *
Thu-Oct-16, Omaha, NE, Slowdown *
Fri-Oct-17, Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue *
Mon-Oct-20, Edmonton, AB, Starlite (2 shows) – SOLD OUT *
Tues-Oct-21, MacEwan Hall, Calgary, AB – SOLD OUT *
Thu-Oct-23, Vancouver, BC, Commodore *
Fri-Oct-24, Seattle, WA, The Crocodile *
Sat-Oct-25, Portland, OR, Doug Fir Lounge *
Mon-Oct-27, San Francisco, CA, The Independent*
Tue-Oct-28, Santa Ana, CA, Constellation Room *
Wed-Oct-29, Los Angeles, CA, The Roxy Theatre *
Thu-Oct-30, San Diego, CA, Soda Bar *
Sat-Nov-01, Salt Lake City, UT, The State Room *
Sun-Nov-02, Denver, CO, Hi Dive*
Tue-Nov-04, Dallas, TX, Club Dada *
Wed-Nov-05, Austin, TX, Red 7 *
Thu-Nov-06, New Orleans, LA, The Beatnik *
Fri-Nov-07, Birmingham, AL, The Bottletree Cafe *
Sat-Nov-08, Atlanta, GA, The Earl *
Sun-Nov-09, Chapel Hill, NC, Local 506 *
Tue-Nov-11, Washington, DC, Rock & Roll Hotel *
Wed-Nov-12, Philadelphia, PA, First Unitarian Church *
Thu-Nov-13, New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom *
Fri-Nov-14, New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom *
Sat-Nov-15, Cambridge, MA, The Sinclair *
Fri-Nov-21, Birmingham, UK, The Hare and Hounds #
Sat-Nov-22, Glasgow, UK, Broadcast #
Mon-Nov-24, Leeds, UK, Brundenell Social Club #
Tue-Nov-25, Manchester, UK, Soup Kitchen #
Wed-Nov-26, London, UK, Islington Assembly Hall #
Thu-Nov-27, Amsterdam, NL, Paradiso Upstairs
Sat-Nov-29, Munster, DE, Gleiss22 #
Mon-Dec-01, Cologne, DE, Luxor #
Tues-Dec-02, Hamburg, DE, Knust #
Wed-Dec-03, Berlin, DE, Lido #
Thu-Dec-04, Munich, DE, Atomic Café #
Fri-Dec-05, Frankfurt, DE, Zoom #
Thu-Dec-18, Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall
*with special guests July Talk
# with special guests PS I Love You
For more information & tickets - click here.

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