Orenda Fink is celebrating the release day for Blue Dream by analyzing some of your dreams. Just reply to this photo on her Facebook page to see what she has to say! https://www.facebook.com/100910303080/photos/a.10151370180033081.510262.100910303080/10152698463788081/?type=1

Our friends at KEXP just posted a brand new The Rural Alberta Advantage song! Check out “On The Rocks”: http://blog.kexp.org/2014/08/19/song-premiere-the-rural-alberta-advantage-on-the-rocks/

Hear the previously released “Terrified” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9Y7T0Bfnkw

Mended With Gold comes out September 30th.  Pre-Order: http://saddle-creek.com/store/628

Tour Dates:

Fri-Sep-19, Montreal, QC, Pop Montreal
Fri-Oct-03, Vankleek Hill, ON, Beau’s Oktoberfest Event
Thu-Oct-09, Detroit, MI, Magic Stick
Fri-Oct-10, Columbus, OH, Skully’s
Sat-Oct-11, Indianapolis, IN, Radio Radio
Sun-Oct-12, St. Louis, MO, Firebird
Tue-Oct-14, Chicago, IL, Metro
Wed-Oct-15, Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall
Thu-Oct-16, Omaha, NE, Slowdown
Fri-Oct-17, Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue
Mon-Oct-20, Edmonton, AB, Starlite (2 shows)
Thu-Oct-23, Vancouver, BC, Commodore
Fri-Oct-24, Seattle, WA, The Crocodile
Sat-Oct-25, Portland, OR, Doug Fir Lounge
Mon-Oct-27, San Francisco, CA, The Independent
Tue-Oct-28, Santa Ana, CA, Constellation Room
Wed-Oct-29, Los Angeles, CA, The Roxy Theatre
Thu-Oct-30, San Diego, CA, Soda Bar
Sat-Nov-01, Salt Lake City, UT, The State Room
Sun-Nov-02, Denver, CO, Hi Dive
Tue-Nov-04, Dallas, TX, Club Dada
Wed-Nov-05, Austin, TX, Red 7
Thu-Nov-06, New Orleans, LA, The Beatnik
Fri-Nov-07, Birmingham, AL, The Bottletree Cafe
Sat-Nov-08, Atlanta, GA, The Earl
Sun-Nov-09, Chapel Hill, NC, Local 506
Tue-Nov-11, Washington, DC, Rock & Roll Hotel
Wed-Nov-12, Philadelphia, PA, First Unitarian Church
Thu-Nov-13, New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom
Fri-Nov-14, New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom
Sat-Nov-15, Cambridge, MA, The Sinclair
Fri-Nov-21, Birmingham, UK, The Har and Hounds
Sat-Nov-22, Glasgow, UK, Broadcast
Mon-Nov-24, Leeds, UK, Brundenell Social Club
Tue-Nov-25, Manchester, UK, Soup Kitchen
Wed-Nov-26, London, UK, Islington Assembly
Thu-Nov-27, Amsterdam, NL, Paradiso Upstairs
Sat-Nov-29, Munster, DE, Gleiss22
Mon-Dec-01, Cologne, DE, Knust
Wed-Dec-03, Berlin, DE, Lido
Thu-Dec-04, Munich, DE, Atomic Café
Fri-Dec-05, Frankfurt, DE, Zoom
10/9-25, 10/28-30, 11/4-15 with July Talk


Every moment of Orenda Fink's new album sounds as if it's being sung into someone's ear, not a microphone.

Stream Blue Dream from NPR Music’s First Listen

Orenda Fink’s new album is now streaming on NPR’s First Listen! “On her new album, Blue Dream, Orenda Fink crafts a collection of distinctly futuristic love songs." Give it a listen & order if you like.  Orenda also announced a full US tour! 

Tons of Orenda Fink news this week: New video, Tour dates, and Ace Of Cups digital single! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ace-of-cups-single/id904336803 Only 11 days until Blue Dream is released! 
Thu-Sep-18, Denver, CO, Lost Lake Lounge
Fri-Sep-19, Salt Lake City, UT, Kilby Court
Sun-Sep-21, Spokane, WA, Big Dipper
Mon-Sep-22, Seattle, WA, Barboza
Tue-Sep-23, Portland, OR, Doug Fir Lounge
Thu-Sep-25, San Francisco, CA, Hemlock Tavern
Fri-Sep-26, San Jose, CA, Cafe Stritch
Sat-Sep-27, Los Angeles, CA, Los Globos
Mon-Sep-29, San Diego, CA, The Casbah
Tue-Sep-30, Tucson, AZ, The Flycatcher

Maria Taylor is playing a hometown show in Birmingham Sat. August 23rd at Good People Brewing Company. Here’s a great live video from earlier this year at Mississippi Studios in Portland.

The limited edition Orenda Fink Blue Dream vinyl just arrived and it looks amazing! Limited to 100. Get ‘em while you can! http://saddle-creek.com/store/626


Unused cover artwork for the Four Winds EP.





These are the twelve permutations of the YHVH (Yahweh, God).

“Let the Tetragrammaton be resolved into twelve variations, the most that we can possibly extract. Anything we find will be bound to designate the essence. These are the symbols: YHVH, YHHV, YVHH, HVHY, HVYH, HHYV, VHYH, VYHH, VHHY, HYHV, HYVH, HHVY. The Kabbalists consider these twelve names to be only one name because they signify only the one thing despite the twelve methods of exposition.”

These permutations have been attributed to the twelve months, the twelve disciples, the twelve planets, the twelve signs of the Zodiac, and the twelve ancient Hebrew Tribes.

More info:



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Septentrionalis (north)

Meridionalis (south)

Occidentalis (west)

Orientalis (east)

Our friends at KEXP have included “Terrified”, the new single from The Rural Alberta Advantage in their latest Music That Matters podcast.  Download or stream for free from the KEXP website or at iTunes. http://kexp.org/podcasts#mtm.  

1. Luluc - Without A Face
2. Sharon Van Etten - Taking Chances
3. Sleepy Kitty - Don’t You Start
4. Liars - Mess on a Mission
5. Chad VanGaalen - Where Are You?
6. Young Fathers - Low
7. Benjamin Booker - Violent Shiver
8. French Style Furs - All The Way Down
9. Spoon - Rent I Pay
10. Spoon - Sister Jack
11. Eels - Mistakes of My Youth
12. Rural Alberta Advantage - Terrified
13. J Mascis - Every Morning
14. Total Control - Flesh War
15. White Fence - Mr. Adams/Who Feels Right?

We could listen to this song over and over and over.  It’s one of our best videos too! Right now you can get Icky Blossoms' debut album for only $5 digitally on Amazon.com. The sale runs through 7/31. http://geni.us/1Bud