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The Rural Alberta Advantage share song “Runners In The Night” — listen

on September 17, 2014, 1:00pm

For their forthcoming third studio album, Mended With Gold, Canadian indie rockers The Rural Alberta Advantage are not just looking to confront their mistakes and flaws head on, but they’re also hoping to embrace them.

A press release explains the LP’s themes of healing and moving forward from a stained past, saying, “The breakage and repair of an object becomes part of its unique history and ultimately makes it more valuable instead of a blemish to disguise.”

The handful of tracks we’ve heard thus far, “Terrified”“On The Rocks” and now, “Runners In The Night”, embody this sense of coming to terms with something that’s not quite perfect. Here on “Runners”, frontman Nils Edenloff acknowledges a fractured relationship as he moans confessionary lines like “Our thoughts were crippled by desire” and “Our thoughts were wicked by design.”

Listen in below (via Stereogum).

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

In support of the new album, The Rural Alberta Advantage have an extensive fall tour lined up. Consult the full itinerary below.

The Rural Alberta Advantage 2014 Tour Dates:
09/18-20 – Montreal, QC @ Pop Montreal
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

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