'Mended With Gold' Black LP
DELUXE 'Mended With Gold' Black with Gold Splatter LP Package
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'Mended With Gold' CD
DELUXE 'Mended With Gold' CD Package
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RAA Vinyl Bundle - 'Mended With Gold' + 'Departing' + 'Hometowns'
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RAA CD Bundle - 'Mended With Gold' + 'Departing' + 'Hometowns'
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'Mended With Gold' Digital - MP3
'Mended With Gold' Cassette
Mended With Gold


DELUXE CD PACKAGE: Signed CD + RAA embroidered patch

*NOTE: deluxe pick-up orders will also receive a very special RAA mug! 


- 300 Black with Gold Splatter LPs available. Includes digital download card. 

- Black & gold striped LPs are sold out! 


The Rural Alberta Advantage released their highly-anticipated third album, Mended With Gold, on September 30th. The twelve-track album was recorded at Toronto's Candle Recording with the band's long-time live engineer Matt Lederman (Hayden, !!!, Besnard Lakes) alongside  co-producer Leon Taheny (Owen PallettAustraF*cked Up).  Listen to Mended With Gold's "Terrified" here

In 2006 singer-songwriter Nils Edenloff, percussionist Paul Banwatt, and multi-instrumentalist Amy Cole came together to release their debut self-titled EP as The Rural Alberta Advantage. The ensuing years have brought two full-length albums (2008’s Hometowns and 2011’s Departing), widespread critical praise (SPINThe New York TimesRolling StonePitchforkNPR, among others), two Juno Award nominations (Best New Group, Video of the Year), the Polaris Music Prize Long List, and a hard earned reputation as one of the most impressive live bands you’ll ever see. It was through all of this that The RAA’s latest album, Mended With Gold, took shape.
Nils recalls, "Last spring, I rented a remote cottage up in the Bruce Peninsula on the recommendation of some friends to try to do some writing for the new album.  It turned out to be a pretty terrifying place to be alone with your thoughts - locals told me to watch out for black bears, the heat wasn’t working and at night it sounded like the cottage was surrounded by wolves. I slept with a pocket knife at arms-reach. It’s funny the lines that will run through your head when you’re alone like that and trying to get yourself to sleep- they inspired "To Be Scared", which is probably one of my favorite songs on the record."
The ideas and moods created in these songs tie back to the album title Mended With Gold, embracing the idea that the breakage and repair of an object becomes part of its unique history and ultimately makes it more valuable instead of a blemish to disguise. The Rural Alberta Advantage have taken all of their successes, losses, adventures, and heartbreaks over the past few years, and forged them together into an unforgettably powerful work of beauty.
Mended With Gold Tracklisting:
Our Love...
This City
On the Rocks
Runners in the Night
To Be Scared
All We've Ever Known
The Build
Vulcan, AB
Not Love or Death
...On the Run
the shop
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