Percussive folk-rock trio The Rural Alberta Advantage return with a new single, “Plague Dogs." Discussing the track, guitarist/vocalist Nils Edenloff shared: “Being a child of the 80's the movie ‘Watership Down’ was long ago seared into my brain, and it was in 2019 that I came across one of Richard Adams’ other novels ‘Plague Dogs’. Having read ‘Watership Down’ and ‘Shardick’ when I first moved to Toronto, I found myself drawn to ‘Plague Dogs’, and found the title creeping into a song we were playing around with in early 2020.
The song doesn't end up following the events of the novel in any way, but it underscores the specific time frame that we started to work on this song. The feelings of dread, uncertainty and isolation that I felt while reading the novel, along with the eerily similar feelings around early on in the pandemic are so tightly coupled with this song that it all feels like one for me.”
“Plague Dogs” was workshopped live over the band’s sold out Canadian tour through the Fall before returning home to record, and follows their continued efforts to record and release new music in real time as the year progresses.
Release Date: January 31, 2023