Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Rural Alberta Advantage – Tornado ’87

Every since the first time I heard "Don't Haunt This Place" I was struck by this band and thought they will be something special one day. I really believe 'Departing' is going to be that album that pushes this band up the scale of a band that you must hear now. Bright Eyes are no longer going to be the first thing you think of when you hear Saddle Creek - you are going to struggle between first thinking The Rural Alberta Advantage or Bright Eyes. This is the little Canadian band that could and will. Look for the new record 'Departing' via Saddle Creek records out March 1st, 2011.

Saddle Creek gives a little insight of what to expect from the new album 'Departing.....
"With The Rural Alberta Advantage's new album, the band further refines the exuberant guitar work; everything-on-the-table singing; songwriting full of conviction and detail; and majestic, keyboard-sprinkled arrangements that have won them so many fans. 'Departing' strings together themes of small towns, Canadian fall and winter, break ups, and redemption and serves as a companion piece to their beloved debut album Hometowns. Highlights include the affecting "North Star," the stark regret of "Tornado," and the storming, percussive surge of "Stamp," all of which vividly set the scene."

Departing Track Listing:
1. Two Lovers
2. The Breakup
3. Under the Knife
4. Muscle Relaxants
5. North Star
6. Stamp
7. Tornado '87
8. Barnes' Yard
9. Coldest Days
10. Good Night

The Rural Alberta Advantage - Tornado '87 by ObscureSound

Here are a couple of others from the new album
The Rural Alberta Advantage . North Star . 'Departing' by MDreamers

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