by Andrew Sacher

RAA

We knew Toronto folk rockers The Rural Alberta Advantage have been working on their third album, and now they've announced that it's called Mended with Gold and will be out on September 30 via Saddle Creek in the US and Paper Bag in Canada. Its first single, "Terrified," has its folky moments but mostly delves into grandiose indie rock with huge layers of arrangements. You can watch the lyric video for that, with the album artwork and tracklist, below.

The band have also announced a tour with another big-sounding Canadian indie rock band, July Talk, who were in NYC not along celebrating the US release of their Guns & Ammunition EP. The tour hits NYC for two nights at Bowery Ballroom (11/13-14) in November. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (7/11) at noon.

All dates are listed, with the new song and more, below...

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The Rural Alberta Advantage - "Terrified"

RAA

Tracklist:
1. Our Love...
2. This City
3. On the Rocks
4. Terrified
5. Runners in the Night
6. To Be Scared
7. 45/33
8. All We've Ever Known
9. The Build
10. Vulcan, AB
11. Not Love or Death
12. ...On the Run

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The Rural Alberta Advantage -- 2014 Tour Dates
7-8-14 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
7-18/20-14 Dawson City, YT Dawson City Festival
7-26-14 Welland,ON Owenpalooza
8-8-14 Kingston, ON Wolfe Island Music Festival
9-18/20-14 Montreal, QC Pop Montreal
10-3-14 Vankleek Hill, ON Beau's Oktoberfest event
10-09-14 Detroit, MI Magic Stick*
10-10-14 Columbus, OH Skully's*
10-11-14 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio*
10-12-14 St. Louis, MO Firebird*
10-14-14 Chicago, IL Metro
10-15-14 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall*
10-16-14 Omaha, NE Slowdown*
10-17-14 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue*
10-20-14 Edmonton, AB Starlite*
10-21-14 Calgary, AB McEwan Ballroom*
10-23-14 Vancouver, BC Commodore
10-24-14 Seattle, WA The Crocodile*
10-25-14 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge*
10-27-14 San Francisco, CA The Independent
10-29-14 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy Theatre*
10-30-14 San Diego, CA Soda Bar*
11-01-14 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
11-02-14 Denver, CO Hi Dive
11-04-14 Dallas, TX Club Dada*
11-05-14 Austin, TX Red 7*
11-06-14 New Orleans, LA Beatnik*
11-07-14 Birmingham, AL The Bottletree Café*
11-08-14 Atlanta, GA The Earl*
11-09-14 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506*
11-11-14 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel*
11-12-14 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church*
11-13-14 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom*
11-14-14 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom*
11-15-14 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair*
11-21-14 Birmingham, UK The Hare and Hounds
11-22-14 Glasgow, UK Broadcast
11-24-14 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club
11-25-14 Manchester, UK Soup Kitchen
11-26-14 London, UK Islington Assembly
11-27-14 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso Upstairs
11-29-14 Munster, GE Gleiss22
12-1-14 Cologne, GE Knust
12-3-14 Berlin, GE Lido
12-4-14 Munich, GE Atomic Café
12-5-14 Frankfurt, GE Zoom

* - w/ July Talk