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Stream: The Rural Alberta Advantage’s new album Mended With Gold

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    Canadian indie folk outfit The Rural Alberta Advantage will release their third album, Mended With Gold, on September 30th via Saddle Creek. In anticipation, it’s streaming in full below (via Spotify).

    The 12-track effort follows Departing, which earned a Polaris Prize nomination in 2011. This time around, they opted to have the band’s long time live engineer Matt Lederman and Leon Taheny (Fucked Up, Owen Pallet) co-produce the record. The songs were recorded over a period of months and workshopped live while on tour.

    A press release describes the album as the “most fully-realized work of their career.” Adding, “The Rural Alberta Advantage have taken all of their successes, losses, adventures, and heartbreaks over the past few years, and forged them together into an unforgettably powerful work of beauty.”

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    “We spent this past winter both touring and writing,” keyboardist and vocalist Amy Cole said in a statement. “We’d never combined the two before. We’d try out a new song live on stage, listen to the recording of that performance the next day in the van and then repeat the whole process again the next night. I think you can really hear how the three of us came together to shape the songs on this record.”

    Pre-orders for the album are ongoing.

    Mended With Gold Tracklist:
    01. Our Love…
    02. This City
    03. On the Rocks
    04. Terrified
    05. Runners in the Night
    06. To Be Scared
    07. 45/33
    08. All We’ve Ever Known
    09. The Build
    10. Vulcan, AB
    11. Not Love or Death
    12. …On the Run

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    The Rural Alberta Advantage 2014 Tour Dates:
    10/03 – Vankleek Hill, ON @ Beau’s Oktoberfest Event
    10/09 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
    10/10 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s
    10/11 – Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
    10/12 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
    10/14 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
    10/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
    10/16 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
    10/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
    10/20 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
    10/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
    10/24 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
    10/25 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
    10/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
    10/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
    10/30 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
    11/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
    11/02 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
    11/04 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
    11/05 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
    11/06 – New Orleans, LA @ The Beatnik
    11/07 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree Cafe
    11/08 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
    11/09 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
    11/11 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
    11/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
    11/13 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
    11/14 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
    11/15 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
    11/21 – Birmingham, UK @ The Har and Hounds
    11/22 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
    11/24 – Leeds, UK @ Brundenell Social Club
    11/25 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
    11/26 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly
    11/27 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Upstairs
    11/29 – Munster, DE @ Gleiss22
    12/01 – Cologne, DE @ Knust
    12/03 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
    12/04 – Munich, DE @ Atomic Café
    12/05 – Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom
    12/08 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

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