#37 the rural alberta advantage – don’t haunt this place

there’s something special about music rooted in a particular history and geography, especially when intertwined with one’s own biography. that mammoth task is the humble project of the rural alberta advantage, a three piece band that play songs “about hometowns and heartbreak, born out of images from growing up in central and northern alberta”. it’s a wonder they are yet unsigned, considering the gleaming potential in their debut self-released album hometowns. in “don’t haunt this place”, the raa engages a comfortable yet unlikely melding of twee folk (is there such a thing?) with a furiously mechanical beat, softened nonetheless with subtle string accompaniments and surprisingly smooth vocal harmonies. look out for this one.

mp3: the rural alberta advantage – don\’t haunt this place

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