Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Rubblebucket: "Sound of Erasing" premieres on SPIN, Survival Sounds out August 26 on Communion Records

“…bobs along merrily with warmth and punch provided by muted brass, intrigue courtesy of the unexpected twists in the arrangements, and humor by a penchant for whistle solos.”
The Wall Street Journal

“On the strength of a style melding propulsive polyrhythms, syncopated horns, New Wave-era art-school rock, and gleaming pop, all within a slyly psychedelic aesthetic, Rubblebucket may be on the verge of a breakthrough.”—The Boston Globe

Rubblebucket is set for the release of their third full-length album Survival Sounds on Communion Records August 26. The record is the band’s label debut and comes on the heels of 2013’s Save Charlie EP and 2012’s Oversaturated EP. NPR Music’s All Songs Considered praised Save Charlie, calling its title track “a fabulous pop song,” and Pasteadmired Oversaturated’s “catchy, compelling music that will make anyone with a pulse dance.” SPIN is premiering Survival Sounds’ first prerelease track, “Sound of Erasing.” “The track’s ska guitars build over glitchy sonics,” says SPIN of the song, “and finally erupt into an tropical-friendly crescendo” Listen to “Sound of Erasing” via SPIN HERE and via Soundcloud HERE.
Survival Sounds was produced and mixed by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Modest Mouse, David Byrne) and recorded at Mission Sound Studio in Brooklyn. According to Traver, “This is by far the longest project we've ever worked on. For various reasons we were able to hit our stride as a group and settle into functional creative roles...We pushed ourselves creatively, really worked to create lyrics that were the most meaningful, arrangements that hit the hardest and sounds that were the most clarion.”
Rubblebucket was formed after the Kalmia Traver and Alex Toth met while attending The University of Vermont. Following graduation, the two were joined by Adam Dotson (trombone), David Cole (Drums) and Ian Hersey (electric guitar), and released their self-titled debut in 2009. The groups second full-length, Omega La La was produced and mixed by Eric Broucek (Hercules and Love Affair, Classixx, Holy Ghost) and its single “Came Out of A Lady” was chosen as one of the Top 50 Songs of 2011 by Paste. The album was available online for free two months prior to its official release and was downloaded 50,000 times. The band made its television debut on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in 2012.  

June 12                                                      Antrim, Ireland                             Bushmills Live Festival
June 14                                                        London, UK                                                   Bushstock
June 21                                                       Brussells, BE                                     Fete de la Musique
June 22                                                        Haldern, DE                                               Haldern Club
June 23                                                         Berlin, DE                                       Michelberger Hotel
June 26                                                     Manchester, UK                                                The Castle
June 28                                                    Glastonbury, UK                                Glastonbury Festival
June 30                                                         Leeds, UK                                   Brudenell Social Club
July 1                                                           Bristol, UK                                               Start The Bus
July 2                                                          London, UK                                                   The Miller
July 3                                                          London, UK                                            Brooklyn Bowl
July 4                                                          Reading, UK                                   Oakford Social Club
July 12                                                      Marshfeld, MA                              Levitate Music Festival
July 25                                                         Guelph, ON                                Hillside Music Festival
August 2                                                    Johnstown, PA                         Flood City Music Festival
August 21                                                  Cleveland, OH                                                 Grog Shop
August 22                                               Grand Rapids, MI                                             Intersection
August 24                                                     Chicago, IL                                              The Boulevard
August 26                                                  New York, NY                                        Mercury Lounge
August 27                                                   Brooklyn, NY                                              Rough Trade
September 7     Toronto, ON     Riot Fest

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