The Rural Alberta Advantage soak up the bittersweetness. - Oh My Rockness

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The Rural Alberta Advantage soak up the bittersweetness.

December 07, 2009
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Can you say a band plays indie Americana if they're from Canada? Is there such a genre as Canadiacana? I don't know, but I'm going to find out. And the only way to do that is by listening to The Rural Alberta Advantage a lot more. There are worse things in life.

These three play roots-y indie rock that's meant for long car drives to the middle of nowhere. And since they all come from rural Alberta, perhaps they know a thing or two about long car drives to nowhere.

Singer/songwriting/guitarist Nils Edenloff (often backed by keyboardist/percussionist/other random instrumentalist Amy Cole's pretty harmonies) belts his heart out about love and wishing for things and needs not being met and general longing. It's all very emo in a Canadiacana kind of way.

The band had their debut recently reissued by Saddle Creek, a label that knows a thing or two about roots-y indie rock. Before we forget, if you decide you like The Rural Alberta Advantage you also might like this band Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, too. Anyway, this is a good band to cozy up to and let them let it all out for you.

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The Rural Alberta Advantage play Bootleg, on Tuesday, December 15th.

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