The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

Paper Bag records

Avec leur rock incisif et décomplexé, les Canadiens de The Rural Alberta Advantage concoctent de petites merveilles sur la vie quotidienne en Alberta. Le trio se donne pour mission de créer une musique qui rend honneur aux paysages de son enfance : l’été dans les Rocheuses, l’hiver à la ferme, les travailleurs de mine déprimés et la fonte des glaciers, flirtant entre folk et rock indé.


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 released three albums on Saddle Creek/Paper Bag Records: Hometowns (2009), Departing (2011) and Mended With Gold (2014). The trio of Nils Edenloff, Paul Banwatt and Robin Hatch completed the band’s upcoming fourth album after previewing new material the way they love best, by hitting the road for a unique set of sold out road-testing shows in some of their favourite smaller clubs across North America and Europe earlier this year.