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With Departing, the RAA further refines the exuberant guitar work; intricate percussion; everything-on-the-table, earnest vocals; and infectious, keyboard-sprinkled arrangements that have won the adoration of critics and fans alike.

Though Departing is viewed by the band as a companion piece to their first album, the band has allowed itself to stretch out. As the main songwriter, Edenloff will bring a song or idea to the table for the band to take it apart and build it back up. “Since the songs tend to hinge on the interplay between the drums and the vocals/lead instrument it can sometimes take a lot of the time to find that fundamental core of the song before we can really move forward with it. Sometimes this might mean taking a song that was initially written on guitar and making it a keyboard song (i.e. "The Breakup", "Under the Knife" and "North Star") or taking a keyboard song and making it more of a guitar song (i.e. "Tornado '87")." says Edenloff.

Bringing closure to the exploration of themes of love, loss and leaving that began with Hometowns, Departing contains ten songs about growing up and moving on.

Individual Tracks

PreviewLengthMP3 $.99
1. Two Lovers preview » 3:23add to cart
2. The Breakup preview » 3:17add to cart
3. Under the Knife preview » 3:35add to cart
4. Muscle Relaxants preview » 2:55add to cart
5. North Star preview » 3:06add to cart
6. Stamp preview » 3:08add to cart
7. Tornado '87 preview » 3:48add to cart
8. Barnes' Yard preview » 2:24add to cart
9. Coldest Days preview » 3:08add to cart
10. Good Night preview » 4:05add to cart

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