It’s not even two hours since I posted that Cursive was “everybody’s favorite Saddle Creek band (with apologies to Tokyo Police Club and none to Bright Eyes…sorry Conor” and I’m already being forced to recant. No, not because of a barrage of angry e-mails from Bright Eyes fans (those were strangely not forthcoming) but because news just hit our inbox that Saddle Creek has signed the Rural Alberta Advantage! [MySpace]
Look for the re-released version of Hometowns to come out on July 7th.
It’s no secret that I love the Rural Alberta Advantage. I made this abundantly clear in my overly gushing interview with the band last month. Now that we are four months removed from 2008, I can safely say that the RAA’s debut album, Hometowns, is in my top 3 for that year (and might very well be in the top spot). A incredible live band and three of the absolutely nicest people you will ever meet, this is a great signing for Saddle Creek.