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Departing

Author: Michael Swanger
3/22/11 | Des Moines City View | www.dmcityview.com | Live Show Preview
Two years ago, The Rural Alberta Advantage broke onto the national scene garnering critical acclaim and comparisons to The Arcade Fire and Neutral Milk. Two weeks ago, they released their latest album on Saddle Creek Records, "Departing," which further refines the band's angular, indie-rock sound as singer-songwriter Nils Edenloff draws on his formative experiences of growing up in the small-town of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. The setting for the tune "Barnes Yard," for instance, is derived from Edenloff's work as a newspaper carrier, while "Tornado '87" addresses the second deadliest tornado in Canadian history. The album includes the witty single, "Stamp," as well as set-closing acoustic lullaby, "Goodnight," which highlights the band's folk influences. (The Rural Alberta Advantage performs Tuesday, March 22 at 8 p.m. at the M-Shop in Ames. $10.)
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