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Band of the Month

January 2016: The Provincial Archive



The Band

  • Craig Schram – guitar, vocals
  • Stephen Tchir – bass, keys, vocals
  • Bramwell Park – drums, vocals



  • Nameless Places (2009)
  • Maybe We Could Be Holy (2010)
  • It’s All Shaken Wonder (2014)
  • The Provincial Archive (2015)


Upcoming Shows:

  • Feb. 26th at the Arden Theatre – Tickets at Ticketmaster
  • More tour dates to be announced February 27th.


Sample Tracks:

Bad Connection

Church Clothes



Download [14:29] 13.9MB





source: ©Eric Kozakiewicz/Up+DT

source: ©Eric Kozakiewicz/Up+DT




The Provincial Archive Bio

The Provincial Archive is an indie-pop trio from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Edmonton’s, THE PROVINCIAL ARCHIVE has been honing their craft through dark winters over the last six years, releasing three records to critical acclaim, touring the country and travelling the world: all from the remote blue-collar outpost that the band calls home.


In 2015, The Provincial Archive downsized to a trio. One month following the change, a reformed group set their past aside and entered the studio to record, live-off-the floor, with producer Nik Kozub (Shout Out Out Out Out).


The result is a self-titled power-pop confessional, teeming with influence from somewhere between 1994 and 1996.


“A delightful nostalgic nod to the glory days of mid-90s geek rock” - Exclaim!


“YES. After six years, it seems like The Provincial Archive is only now hitting its stride” - Edmonton Journal


“The Provincial Archive have no trouble connecting to the fuzzed-out, amped-up 90s alt-rock influences that inform their forthcoming self-titled six-song [release]” – Quick Before It Melts Music Blog


“constantly re-playable rock’n’roll fun: grubby, woozy bass and guitars; irresistible, battering drums…” ~ Backseat Mafia Music Blog





Alberta Music

All selected bands receive a one year band membership to Alberta Music Industry Association.

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