SOME STUFFS: The Rural Alberta Advantage take their name (and selves) on the road

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The release of The Rural Alberta Advantage‘s Hometowns (Saddle Creek) has made people in their hometowns want to know when the RAA will be touching down on their hometown? If you’re around, you can get down the sounds of what the RAA create on their mound. They’ll be on tour throughout North America beginning on the 11th of November and taking them through early January 2010. Pencil them in or mark it on your Twitter, for this is their travelogue:

11/11 Hamilton, ONT Casbah
11/12 Ottawa, ONT Zaphods
11/14 Kingston, ONT Grad Club
11/15 Peterborough, ONT Red Dog
11/18 Montreal, QC Club Lambi
11/19 Montreal, QC Cabaret Juste Pour Rire / M For Montreal
11/20 Toronto, ONT Lee’s Palace
11/21 London, ONT Call The Office
12/08 Covington, KY Mad Hatter +
12/09 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway +
12/10 Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory +
12/11 Austin, TX The Parish
12/12 Dallas, TX The Cavern +
12/14 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room +
12/15 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater +
12/16 San Francisco, CA Bottom of The Hill +
12/18 Portland, OR Backspace
12/19 Seattle, WA Vera Project
01/07 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s
01/08 New York, NY Terminal 5 &
01/09 New York, NY Mercury Lounge

+ = w/ Shaky Hands
& = w/ Passion Pit

SOME STUFFS: The advantage of the Rural Alberta Advantage

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What happens when you move from home, enter a new place, and get incredibly homesick? For Nils Edenloff he discovered others who were proud to be from the same place as well, which lead to forming a band. They call themselves The Rural Alberta Advantage, and with a number of small shows and an EP, Rural Alberta Advantage recorded an album called Hometowns (Saddle Creek) in 2007, but somehow it didn’t get released. Two years later, it will make it onto the streets of Alberta, Ontario, Newfoundland, other Canadian provinces and of course around the world.

They’re going to take their music on the road this summer throughout North American, here are the confirmed tour dates:


05/17 Los Angeles, CA Bandit Art Gallery Backyard (Solo acoustic set – 3pm)
05/22 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
05/29 Brooklyn NY The Bell House
05/30 New York NY Mercury Lounge
06/20 Indianapolis, IN The Vollrath
06/21 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
06/22 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
06/23 Winnipeg, MB Royal Albert Arms
06/25 Calgary, AB Sled Island Fest
06/26 Calgary, AB Sled Island Fest
06/27 Edmonton, AB Brixx
06/30 Regina, SK The Club at The Exchange
07/05 Vancouver, BC Media Club
07/06 Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern
07/07 Portland, OR
07/09 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
07/10 Los Angeles, CA Echo
07/11 Phoenix, AZ Modified
07/13 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
07/14 Denver, CO Hi Dive
07/15 Omaha, NE Slowdown
07/25 Guelph, ONT Hillside Festival
07/26 Guelph, ONT Hillside Festival
07/30 Toronto, ONT Horseshoe Tavern
08/08 Wolfe Island, ONT Wolfe Island Musicfest
08/24 Chicago, IL Downtown Sound / Pritzker Pavillion / Millenium Park

To hear what they’re about, you can download “Don’t Haunt This Place” (2.37mb) for free by doing the right click/save as deal.

SOME STUFFS: Faunts release digital-only remix album next week

Image and video hosting by TinyPic Faunts have been called “icy Canadian spacerockers” by some, but if you’ve heard of them, you’ll be happy to know that November 18th is the release date for a digital-only album featuring remixes of their songs, including contributions from Cadence Weapon and Boy In Static. Here is the official track listing:

1. “M4 (Part I)” (DVAS Macho Mix)
2. “Memories of Places We’ve Never Been” (T.H. White Remix)
3. “M4 (Part II)” (The Paronomasiac Remix)
4. “Place I’ve Found” (Mark Templeton Remix)
5. “23” (Cadence Weapon Dogcatcher Remix)
6. “Parler de la Pluie et du Beau Temps” (Copy Remix)
7. “Instantly Loved” (San Serac Instantly Dubbed Mix)
8. “Gone With The Day” (Graham Lessard Remix)
9. “Will You Tell Me Then” (Boy in Static Remix)
10. “Instantly Loved” (Set Transition Remix)
11. “Of Nature” (Brightest Feathers Remix)
12. “Memories of Places We’ve Never Been” (Domer Does Disco Remix)
13. “Parler de la Pluie et du Beau Temps” (Beaner’s Sleepy Mix)
14. “Gone With The Day” (Faunts Stars Are Out Remix)

The digital-only remix album will be sold for a mere $5.99 U.S., and will be something you’ll have to listen to as the group records a proper album, Feel.Love.Thinking.Of., due out next February. If you can’t wait, here’s a free MP3 download from the remix-album, called “Memories Of Places We’ve Never Been (TH White Remix)” (5.67mb).

Enjoy.