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The Rural Alberta Advantage

Toronto indie rock band the Rural Alberta Advantage balance rhythmic intensity with expansive melodies. Singer/guitarist Nils Edenloff, a native of Alberta, Canada, founded the trio in 2005 with drummer Paul Banwatt and bassist/keyboardist Amy Cole. The group soon self-released a demo recording, followed by The Rural Alberta Advantage EP in 2006. Two years later they made their full-length debut with Hometowns. While little known at the time of its release, Hometowns got a big boost when online music retailer eMusic championed the album, declaring it the eMusic Select album of the month for November 2008. The band got another boost in March 2009 when it played a high-profile showcase at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, alongside one of the festival's most anticipated bands, Grizzly Bear. The buzz about the Rural Alberta Advantage reached the point where Omaha-based indie label Saddle Creek Records picked up Hometowns for reissue in 2009. The group's much anticipated second studio album, Departing, arrived in March 2011, and was followed by Mended with Gold in 2014, both on Saddle Creek. They both landed on Billboard's independent and Heatseekers album charts. In September 2016, Cole announced that she was leaving the band. Robin Hatch joined the lineup in time to help test new material on the road for album number four, which included the lead single "White Lights." ~ Marcy Donelson & Jason Birchmeier
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The Rural Alberta Advantage

  1.   Song
  2.   Drain the Blood
  3.   Don't Haunt This Place
  4.   Eye of the Tiger
  5.   Muscle Relaxants
  6.   In the Summertime
  7.   Two Lovers
  8.   The Ballad of the Raa
  9.   Terrified
  10.   White Lights
  11.   Frank, AB
  12.   The Build
  13.   Tornado '87
  14.   Barnes' Yard
  15.   All We've Ever Known
  16.   Edmonton
  17.   The Air
  18.   This City
  19.   Sleep All Day
  20.   Good Night
  21.   To Be Scared
  22.   On the Run
  23.   Not Love or Death
  24.   Beacon Hill
  25.   North Star
  26.   Rough And Tumble
  27.   45/33
  28.   Rush Apart
  29.   Runners in the Night
  30.   Luciana
  31.   Stamp
  32.   Our Love...
  33.   Coldest Days
  34.   Vulcan, AB
  35.   On the Rocks
  36.   The Deadroads
  37.   The Dethbridge in Lethbridge
  38.   The Breakup
  39.   Under the Knife
  40.   Four Night Rider

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