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The Rural Alberta Advantage

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Sunday, September 28 2014

The Rural Alberta Advantage: Mended With Gold

On third LP, Mended With Gold, the band pursues escape velocity with the most commitment yet, making the most bombastic and polished arrangements of their career.


Monday, February 28 2011

The Rural Alberta Advantage: Departing

When all is said and done, if Departing doesn’t make the Polaris Music Prize shortlist this year, I will quite handily eat my toque and take a New Year's Polar Bear plunge into the sub-zero temperature of the nearest river.


Monday, August 24 2009

The Rural Alberta Advantage: 11 July 2009 - Phoenix, AZ

The point seems to be that, as always, if you write thrilling, inclusive pop songs, they will eventually be heard -- no matter what two-bit hole you claw your way out of (begging your pardon, rural Alberta).


Monday, August 3 2009

The Rural Alberta Advantage: Hometowns

These songs are confessional, but also propulsive, driving at you with speeding drums and howling vocals, even as guitars and keys lilt behind these louder sounds, filling the space with expansive haze.


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