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Departing (The Rural Alberta Advantage album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1, 2011
GenreIndie rock, Indie folk
LabelPaper Bag Records (CAN)
Saddle Creek Records (US)
The Rural Alberta Advantage chronology
Mended with Gold

Departing is the second full-length album by Canadian indie rock band The Rural Alberta Advantage, released March 1, 2011 on Paper Bag Records in Canada and Saddle Creek Records in the United States.[1]

In a review of their December 2010 concert performance at Lee's Palace, The Globe and Mail recommended the album as a must-hear for 2011.[2]

The album was named as a longlisted nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize.[3]

The song "Tornado '87" is about the Edmonton tornado of July 31, 1987, which occurred when band leader Nils Edenloff was living in that city.[4]

Track listing[edit]

1."Two Lovers"3:23
2."The Breakup"3:18
3."Under the Knife"3:35
4."Muscle Relaxants"2:55
5."North Star"3:06
7."Tornado '87"3:48
8."Barnes' Yard"2:25
9."Coldest Days"3:08
10."Good Night"4:05


  1. ^ "The Rural Alberta Advantage reveal new album, 'Departing'". December 6, 2010. Archived from the original on August 10, 2011. Retrieved December 14, 2010.
  2. ^ Considine, J.D. (December 17, 2010). "Rural Alberta Advantage: At home in Toronto and creating a lot of buzz". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
  3. ^ Carter, Ashley (June 16, 2011). "2011 Polaris Music Prize Long List announced". Aux TV. Archived from the original on October 2, 2015. Retrieved June 16, 2011.
  4. ^ Kim, Brandon (November 11, 2011). "Exclusive premiere: The Rural Alberta Advantage "Tornado '87"". IFC TV. Retrieved April 21, 2015.