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The Rural Alberta Advantage premieres first official music video, preps new single and launches Winter tour

By December 9, 2009No Comments

VIDEO: “Drain The Blood”

MP3: “Don’t Haunt This Place”

The Rural Alberta Advantage

“Drain the Blood” is the first official single from the Hometowns LP and will be released on 7″ vinyl (w/ download code) and digital formats on Jan. 12. The single includes the newly recorded B-side cover of Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger”.

The Rural Alberta Advantage was born out of singer / songwriter Nils Edenloff’s exodus from the province that inspired the band’s name and many of the songs from their enthralling debut album, Hometowns. To cope with the homesickness and isolation of his move from Edmonton to Toronto, the shy songwriter penned a series of odes to his former home, celebrating the country’s wild rose, the purple skies and “The Dethbridge in Lethbridge”.

The band just launched a run of Dec. tour dates where they will hit the Midwest and the West Coast, and has added dates in Jan. and Feb. in the Northeast, Midwest and all over Canada.

Video Credits:

Director: Ante Kovac
Production Company: The Field Inc.
Executive Producer: Cherie Sinclair
Producer: Collin Wiancko
In-house Music Video Coordinator: Adam Shanfield
Director of Photography: Michael LeBlanc
Editor: Graham Chisholm @ Relish/567


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
01/06 Philadelphia, PA Kungfu Necktie
01/07 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s
01/08 New York, NY Terminal 5 &
01/09 New York, NY Mercury Lounge (two shows, early and late)
01/14 Milwaukee, WI Mad Planet
01/15 Minneapolis, MN The Cedar Cultural Center
01/16 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
02/09 Winnipeg, MB West End Cultural Center
02/10 Saskatoon, SK Amigo’s
02/12 Calgary, AB Broken City
02/13 Edmonton, AB Pawn Shop
02/15 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre
02/16 Victoria, BC The Lucky Bar

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

The Rural Alberta Advantage
(Saddle Creek)
Street date: July 07, 2009

1. The Ballad of The RAA
2. Rush Apart
3. The Dethbridge in Lethbridge
4. Don’t Haunt this Place
5. The Deadroads
6. Drain the Blood
7. Luciana
8. Frank, AB
9. The Air
10. Sleep All Day
11. Four Night Rider
12. Edmonton
13. In the Summertime

The Rural Alberta Advantage
Drain The Blood Single
(Saddle Creek)
Street date: Jan. 12, 2010
Formats: 7″ vinyl, digital
Pre-order link here

01 Drain the Blood
02 Eye of the Tiger

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