The Provincial Archive

(Edmonton, AB)

If you thought that The Provincial Archive was a locked room full of dusty legal documents and microfiches, you have been horrendously misled. Despite the nostalgic turn that their name implies, The Provincial Archive’s music is forward-thinking rhythmic pop with a nod to folk influences and instrumentation. Equal parts banjos and drum machines with sparkly guitar melodies and layers of ornate hooks and melodies, the band lives in melodic head-swaying territory. Lyrically the band stays close to home with easily accessible modern sentiments in a uniquely Canadian voice, but don’t worry, they aren’t all about shoveling the snow off the driveway. TPA makes dancing along to banjo electronica easy with their breezy and contented jams.

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