Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on January 27, 2009

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Alberta Advantage

"I'd seen the Rural Alberta Advantage a number of times but never on a stage this large, and the environs seemed to be as foreign and novel to the band and it was to me. Any worries that they wouldn't be able to adapt to the setting were immediately put to rest, however - the charm and appeal of their simple folk-rock songs came across loud and clear. It never fails to amaze me how the trio are able to do so, so much with so little. Behind the kit Paul Banwatt (celebrating his birthday) continued to demonstrate why he's one of the very best drummers in the city, Amy Cole was indispensable on percussion, keys and backing vocals and of course Nils Edenloff, who pens the songs and delivers them in that plaintive, Mangum-esque bleat. It's heartening to see that the band is finally finding the attention and success they deserve - I've long said that people simply need to hear them to love them, and I think it's finally happening." [Chromewaves in Toronto, December 1, 2008]
As Chromewaves points out it's hard not to mention Neutral Milk Hotel after a first listen to Toronto's The Rural Alberta Advantage. I'm told (thx Brandon & Johnny) that tonight (1/27) at Pianos (with The Loom) in NYC is their first US show. Their second is February 6th at Union Hall.

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Comments (7)

I thought The Decemberists on first listen. Much more so than NMH

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2009 8:36 PM

RIAA >>>>> RAA

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2009 9:50 PM

Glad these guys are finally on your radar, BV. One of my favorite albums of the last couple of years.

Posted by Steve | January 27, 2009 10:27 PM

oh man - such a fucking incredible show last night. Pianos was packed.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 9:25 AM

Show last night was totally packed (close to sold out!)... way good, the band played the last song unamplified in the middle of the audience.

The Loom have gotten really impressive as well.

Posted by Brandon | January 28, 2009 11:01 AM

Such a good show!

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 11:01 AM

Islam is a religion of peace

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