RIYL: Fleet Foxes, Wolf Parade, Elliot Brood

Label: Saddle Creek

Consistently awesome Canadian rockers The Rural Alberta Advantage are back with another awesome album. I’ve loved all three gritty singles that have dropped thus far, and will be jumping on this translucent orange lp right away.

The Details

This is a PRE-ORDER item. Pre-orders will receive an instant download of the tracks "Beacon Hill," "Brother," and "White Lights." The full album download will be available on 10/13. All items ordered with this pre-order will ship together to reach you on or near the October 13th release date.

Saddle Creek Store Exclusive: Translucent orange vinyl limited to 250 copies.
Only 2 limited products will be allowed per person/order.

• Pressed at Precision
• Includes digital download

Late in 2016 the trio of Nils Edenloff, Paul Banwatt and Robin Hatch hit the road for a unique set of shows in some of their favourite venues across North America and Europe. They had been hard at work writing their next album and wanted to work out the new material the way they love best: by bringing it to their fans in person. As Nils put it, “I've never been good about focusing on a theme or having a specific plan at the outset of a new record. For me, writing music tends to be more of a constantly evolving process, like following one strange trail after another until a song has come to its general conclusion. This time around, we're following that natural writing process more and inviting the fans to come along those trails with us.”

Over the ensuing months they took the lessons of the road into the studio, laying ten new tracks to tape. Earlier this year, fans had their first chance to hear the results with the release of singles “White Lights” and “Beacon Hill.” Now, the full fruit of their efforts can be found on The Wild, which will be released October 13th on Saddle Creek and Paper Bag.

The Rural Alberta Advantage's percussive folk songs about hometowns and heartbreak, and relentless tradition of touring have taken the trio from humble recognition amongst indie rock die-hards as "Canada's best unsigned band" to sold-out tours and devoted fans around the world with featured coverage from Spin Magazine, Pitchfork, The New York Times and Rolling Stone all taking note. The band has been nominated for two 2012 Juno Awards (Best New Group and Video of the Year for their song “Stamp”), long listed for the 2011 Polaris Award, and awarded the CBC Music Prize for Best Independent Artist in 2014. The RAA has previously released three albums on Saddle Creek/Paper Bag Records: Hometowns (2009), Departing (2011) and Mended With Gold (2014).

Release Date: October 13th, 2017


01. Beacon Hill
02. Bad Luck Again
03. Dead / Alive
04. Brother
05. Toughen Up
06. White Lights
07. Alright
08. Selfish Dreams
09. Wild Grin
10. Letting Go

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