Tag Archives: The Rural Alberta Advantage

In Stores Now 10/16

On her fifth full-length, Dallas-bred, New York-based artist St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) “successfully combines bigger production with some of her most personal songs to date,” notes KEXP Music Director Don Yates. “The album’s diverse sound ranges from frenetic New Wave and slinky funk-pop to lush, string-laded ballads on songs combining an intricately textured, denselyRead more…

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Monday Music News

Last week, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs announced that they would be reissuing their classic debut album, 2003’s Fever To Tell. The reissue comes with two never before released songs from that time, “Phone Jam” and “Shake It,” as well as a documentary called There Is No Modern Romance. The trailer for the documentary has nowRead more…

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Music That Matters: Runcast, Vol. 10

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 583 – Runcast, Vol. 10 John Richards wraps up theRead more…

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Out This Week 9/29

As we mentioned in today’s Music News round-up, Prince has returned with not one, but two new albums this week: a solo album titled Art Official Age, and one with his band 3rdEyeGirl called PlectrumElectrum. Famed Scottish indiepop duo The Vaselines also return today with the album V For Vaselines. KEXP Music Director Don YatesRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Rural Alberta Advantage  – Terrified

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Terrified” by The Rural AlbertaRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

On November 11, the star-studded collaborative album Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes will finally be released. The album features unreleased lyrics written by Bob Dylan that date back to 1967. The track “Nothing To It” is lead by My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and also features Mumford and Sons’ Marcus Mumford, andRead more…

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Song Premiere: The Rural Alberta Advantage – On the Rocks

Toronto-based trio The Rural Alberta Advantage burst onto the scene back in 2006, racking up countless awards and accolades with each release: two Juno Award Nominations (Best New Group, Video of the Year), a long list nomination for the Polaris Music Prize, and rave reviews across the board. KEXP is excited to debut a trackRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

The National frontman Matt Berninger has teamed up with singer-songwriter Andrew Bird for a rework of a classic English folk song called “A Lyke Wake Dirge.” This deep, intense version was recorded for AMC’s Turn, a drama about Revolutionary War spies. [Stereogum]

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The Rural Alberta Advantage with Lord Huron & Land of Pines @ Tractor Tavern 4/10

Last Sunday night The Rural Alberta Advantage headlined a great  lineup at the Tractor Tavern. RAA have been coming into their own as a band, as the packed house seemed to indicate. When I reviewed their new album Departing for Popwreckoning, I called their music “sad songs sung as anthems,” but there was little evidence ofRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, April 4 THE DODOS with Reading Rainbow @ Neumos Bay Area indie rockers The Dodos will kick off the week at Neumos. Their music plays is folky, tribal, tom-heavy, and African-inspired and has been all the rage around KEXP as of late. They’ll be playing a live in-studio set at noon on the dayRead more…

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