The Royal Foundry Edmonton “If Mumford & Sons ever held a Super-Jam with Arcade Fire, it might sound something like The Royal Foundry's new single "Running Away." Except that would be about a dozen people — and the Royal Foundry is only two. And yes, if you listen closely, the banjos are still in there” - [ Grant Lawrence, CBC Music ] Both Jared and Bethany were born and raised amongst the beautiful Prairie-Skies of Alberta, Canada. Bethany was the preacher’s daughter who developed a love for the visual arts. Jared on the other hand grew up surrounded by music as the son of a Touring-Rock-Musician. They quickly formed through a musical and literal marriage. Jared and Bethany Salte had no intentions of starting the Electro-Folk-Pop trio that is now The Royal Foundry; But after the release of “All We Have” received international exposure through the John Lennon Songwriting Competition and ABC’s Rookie Blue they knew they had discovered something special. Their latest release “Running Away” has been featured on TSN as the opening song for the CFL and received attention/airplay from NPR, BBC, CBC as well as numerous AAA Radio Stations. This new direction pulls them away from their folk roots and is the sort of music you might expect if Mutemath crashed a tea party with Coldplay and The Civil Wars. Their list of accolades reads like a list of a band that’s been together for at least a decade. It’s hard to imagine that this has happened in two short years.