If the critics peg you as the next big insert-seminal-indie-band-here, is it all downhill from there? Is there any way to step out of a shadow you never meant to get under in the first place?
These were the questions that The Rural Alberta Advantage were most definitely not contemplating this past Friday night at the Drunken Unicorn. The band released their debut album Hometowns in 2008 to a veritable avalanche of Neutral Milk Hotel comparisons, most of them favorable, but nonetheless intimidating. Lesser bands might have let the comparisons get to them, but not the RAA. Friday night found them here in Atlanta for the first time, doing what they do best: forgetting all about the critics and just playing as hard as they can.
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