Now this is the kind of project I can get behind. I encourage all Everything is Pop readers to consider backing this. The Rural Alberta Advantage is a talented group of musicians who deserve kudos for exploring innovative ideas like this one. (Via kickstarter.com)
About this project
Hello. We are the Rural Alberta Advantage (myspace.com/theraa). We're a band out of Canada, and for quite a while, we were happily making music for ourselves and touring our home country once in a while. Then all of a sudden, our record Hometowns caught the attention of some really awesome people, and now we're signed to Saddle Creek Records.
It's an interesting time for us. We've signed to a label, Hometowns comes out July 7th on that label, and every day seems to bring more exciting opportunities that didn't seem possible even a few short months ago. At the same time, the whole journey up to this point has been such a grassroots kind of thing, driven primarily by the attention of online music lovers, that we can't quite believe what's happened, even though the slow build of it has seemed almost natural.
We wanted to find some kind of way to signify the end of the 'organic' way our music has been reaching people (we love Saddle Creek like crazy, but they are a real live label, so we can't exactly do it all by ourselves anymore) and celebrate the awesomeness of all the people that helped us reach this level of success. So, we decided to do one last grand DIY gesture and make a 7" record through Kickstarter. We want to make it special and kind of exclusive, so it will be limited to just 300 copies.
There will be two songs on it, reimagined, remixed versions of "Frank, AB" and "The Deadroads" (original versions of both are on Hometowns). We have had a great time meeting and getting to know the people who have been enjoying and championing our music, and we really want to get this project in the hands of those who have been so influential on our crazy journey.
Money covers cost of pressing the vinyl, the artwork, recording, mixing, and shipping. 15 bucks gets you a copy, and if you want to donate more you'll be receiving special surprises from us. Like a private concert! (maybe???)
Thanks for reading, and we hope you'll enjoy our project.
Project location: Toronto, ON