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

on September 23, 2014, 10:00am

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.”

“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

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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