The Rural Alberta Advantage To Release Sophmore LP

theruralalbertaadvantage1 The Rural Alberta Advantage To Release Sophmore LP

On March 1st the Canadian co-ed indie rock trio, The Rural Alberta Advantage, will be releasing their sophomore full-length on Saddle Creek RecordsDeparting is a much-anticipated follow-up to Hometowns, the widely received album that they put out themselves in 2008 before Saddle Creek picked it up and re-released it in 2009.

Nils Edenloff (songwriter, lead vocals, guitar), Amy Cole (back-up vocals, keyboard, percussion) and Paul Banwatt (drums) aren’t strangers to nonchalantly getting the recognition they deserve.  They were named eMusic’s featured artist of the month in November 2008 before they made their mark in the indie scene while opening for Grizzly Bear at SXSW in 2009.  This memorable performance jump-started their musical careers and their ever-expanding fan base.  Nils’ gritty, strained vocals and nostalgic songwriting on Hometowns has left fans and critics impatiently awaiting new material ever since.

The band already played a sold-out preview show this month at the Mercury Lounge in NYC to show of all the tracks on Departing. But, don’t worry, they’ll be embarking on a 2 month long tour post March 1st (see below for upcoming dates) to share their new music with the rest of the country.

Here’s the bold teaser track, “Stamp”, from the upcoming album. You can also click here to get the free mp3 for yourself!  There’s no doubt in my mind that The Rural Alberta Advantage will be praised all over again after this release.

By:Meagan Scott

Upcoming Tour Dates

March 9th-Cambridge, MA – Middle East

March 10th-New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

March 11th-Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church

March 13th-Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel

March 14th-Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506

March 15th-Atlanta, GA – The Earl

March 16th-Austin, TX – SXSW Festival

March 20th-Dallas, TX – The Loft

March 22nd-Ames, IA – Maintenance Shop

March 23rd-Milwaukee, WI – Mad Planet

March 24th-Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon

March 25th-Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

March 26th-Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

March 27th-Windsor, ON – Phog Lounge

March 31st-Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret

April 1st-Saskatoon, SK – Amigos Cantina

April 2nd-Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room

April 5th-Calgary, AB – Republik

April 6th-Nelson, BC – The Royal on Baker

April 7th-Kelowna, BC – Habitat

April 8th-Vancouver, BC – Venue Nightclub

April 9th-Portland, OR – Doug Fir

April 10th-Seattle, WA – The Tractor Tavern

April 12th-San Francisco, CA – The Bottom of the Hill

April 13th-San Francisco, CA – The Bottom of the Hill

April 15th-Indio, CA — Coachella

April 19th-Salt Lake City, UT — The State Room

April 20th-Denver, CO – Hi-Dive

April 21st-Omaha, NE – Slowdown

April 22nd-St. Louis, MO – Firebird

April 23rd-Indianapolis, IN – Radio Radio

April 24th-Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom

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