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#HotTakes | Week of 05.02.22

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. My Boy // Marlon Williams Vow // Lydia Luce YADA YADA // The Suffers Morena Me Yaman // Lily Henley Pipe and Pistol // Spacemoth Just Sayin // JayWood 3 Sisters // The Rural Alberta Advantage The Getaway // The Afghan Whigs Big Time // Angel Olsen I’m Only Getting Started // Avi Kaplan River Roll // Cristina Vane

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Mixtape | October 2017

Press Play October was a spooky good month for new music, and I’m psyched for the broad range of music that we’ve got on this playlist. Everything from power pop jams to jangly americana to lo-fi ambling indie rock. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. As always if there’s something I missed, please leave a comment and tell me what it is.

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#HotTakes | Week of 10.02.17

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Jamestown Ferry // Charley Crockett Toughen Up // The Rural Alberta Advantage How It Feels // Ages and Ages FEAR & LOATHING // Noah Gundersen Denver Girls // Gill Landry LET’S GET OUT OF HERE WHILE WE’RE YOUNG // JD McPherson Acid Tongue (Jenny Lewis cover) // Kyle Craft

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New Music | The Rural Alberta Advantage – Terrified

[I] couldn’t be more excited than to find out that Toronto’s Rural Alberta Advantage was releasing a new record titled, Mended with Gold, September 30th and this blistering single, “Terrified,” was released as well. To say that the new record from The RAA is highly anticipated is putting it lightly, this band is one of the most exciting bands to see live, they’ve put out 2 excellent records and now the second 3 year timespan, we’ve got a new record to sink our teeth in. If you aren’t already extremely excited, I’m guessing you haven’t listened to the ’08 Hometowns, or ’11s Departing, two of the best records to come from the great white north, then do yourself a favor, and jump right in and start here.

The RAA will be touring quite extensively in NA and EU making a final North American stop here in Boston. See you there in November.


Top Albums of 2011 10-6

We all love lists, and we all love sarcasm. Though, I think its important to reflect upon the last year of music, I’m going to do so through the use of a list. It was a fantastic year full of awesome albums, and I’m going to count down a bunch of my favorites, and give you something to listen to while reading. Welcome to the top 10, albums that to be quite honest, could all be number ones, but hey it wouldn’t be a list without some order. 10. Rural Alberta Advantage – Departing The Rural Alberta Advantage – North…

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Show Tonight Rural Alberta Advantage & Pepper Rabbit

Stamp The Rural Alberta Advantage brings their unique talents to the Middle East downstairs tonight.  Fresh off their fantastic release of their album, Departing (last week) they’ll be in our fine city tonight, opened by a really fantastic band in Pepper Rabbit.  If you haven’t heard of the RAA, I suggest you point yourself to the above mp3, or grab their latest album here. The Rural Alberta Advantage Harvest Moon Pepper Rabbit is an experimental indie duo out from LA.  Their music runs the gamut from accordions to ukulele to trumpets and everything in between (even a clarinet song).  It’s…

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New Music | Rural Alberta Advantage – North Star

North Star This week debuted a lot of new albums, one of my specific favorites is ‘Departing’ from Rural Alberta Advantage.  They have recently released a second single ‘North Star,’ the fifth track on the album. Buy Departing

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Video | Rural Alberta Advantage – Stamp

The Rural Alberta Advantage – Stamp from Saddle Creek on Vimeo. Check out the video for The Rural Alberta Advantage’s Stamp, from the album Departing, out March 1, 2011 on Saddle Creek.  I really am excited to hear this album, Hometowns, was one of my favorite albums in ’09; and it sounds like this one could be just as good.

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Rural Alberta Advantage releases new track

Stamp Rural Alberta Advantage’s debut release, Hometowns, was one of my favorites from 2008, their music is earnest, expressive, and full of energy.  Their upcoming release, Departing will release on 3/1 via Saddle Creek.  Check out the new track, Stamp, and if you haven’t heard Hometowns, you should grab that now.

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