[LIVE] TBE @ Heineken Open’er Festival in Gdynia, Poland

Yup, your boy Brandon is at another festival and will be tweeting some useless photos and other baloney at you for a couple days. Follow all the nonsense below. I will mostly be working for Onet.pl at this festival so for a little insight into what I do besides TBE you can peep various interviews. Like this one with Kevin from Two Door Cinema Club from yesterday. Stay tuned for Cut Copy, Paolo Nutini, and a bunch more!

The Rural Alberta Advantage: Interview/live show at The Bell House, Brooklyn, 5/29/09

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This is a post where I recap a lot of exciting things so prepare yourself accordingly.

The Rural Alberta Advantage is Nils, Paul, and Amy. They self-released a record called Hometowns which was one of my favorites of 2008. Having just signed to Saddle Creek they will be re-releasing that record on July 7th. This is exciting for many reasons, not the least of which is that it makes Hometowns can be on my favorite albums of 2009 list (which it most certainly will).

Before the show the band was gracious enough to sit down with me for a bit and talk about their album, touring, music videos, Subway sandwiches, self-googling, the origin of their name, eMusic, NYC audiences, and a bunch of other fun stuff. They were funny, gracious, open, and generally fantastic. I apologize for my over-use of “like” – I was a bit nervous – but otherwise it is an interesting interview. I learned a lot about the band. Before I get into that I want to talk about their live show. It’s amazing. Go see them. Seriously, I am not gonna freak out on you again like I did with Lykke Li but that’s only because The RAA’s awesomeness was not such a surprise. Look at photos of their live shows here or watch videos here but actually don’t bother because you should just go see them. Oh, but buy Hometowns first! Deal? Good.

Interview and a few other goodies after the jump…

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