The Rural Alberta Advantage impress on ‘Mended With Gold’

The Rural Alberta Advantage‘Mended With Gold’
The Rural Alberta Advantage (Saddle Creek)
4 stars out of 5

It’s been three long years since we last heard from Canadian indie rock trio The Rural Alberta Advantage, who were last seen soaring to new heights on 2011 sophomore slab “Departing.” Happily Nils Edenloff, Paul Banwatt and Amy Cole return at last with first-rate new release “Mended With Gold.”

The Rural Alberta Advantage CDEdenloff’s quavering vocals remain The Rural Alberta Advantage’s calling card and they are on display throughout the dynamic 12-track release. Percussionist Banwatt and multi-instrumentalist Cole more than hold their own on “Mended With Gold,” adding texture and depth to Edenloff’s lyrics.

“Our Love…” jumpstarts the proceedings, and the trio later scores with “On the Rocks,” “Terrified,” “To Be Scared,” “45/33,” All We’ve Ever Known” and “Not Love or Death.” Here’s hoping three years don’t pass before we get album No. 4 from this delightful band. (Jeffrey Sisk)

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