Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Rubblebucket "Carousel Ride" premieres NPR Music's "All Songs Considered", Survival Sounds Out August 25 on Communion

“…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

NPR Music’s “All Songs Considered” is premiering the track, “Carousel Ride” from Rubblebucket’s upcoming album Survival Sounds, which comes out on Communion Records August 25. “All Songs Considered” declares that the track is “Full of explosive synthesizers and melodies made to climb the charts.” Listen to “Carousel Ride” via NPR Music’s “All Songs Considered” HERE and via Soundcloud HERE.  
Rubblebucket will kick off their 41 date North American tour on September 7. With Zane Lowe spinning “Carousel Ride” as his Next Big Hype on BBC Radio 1, the band has just concluded their inaugural tour of U.K. and Europe, including a stop at the famed Glastonbury Festival this past week. See full tour dates below.
SPIN recently premiered Survival Sounds’ first pre-release track, “Sound of Erasing.” “The track’s guitars build over glitchy sonics,” says SPIN of the song, “and finally erupt into a tropical-friendly crescendo.” The record is the band’s label debut and comes on the heels of 2013’s Save Charlie EP and 2012’s Oversaturated EP.
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 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.  
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† Body Language supports
‡ Royal Canoe supports
** Landlady supports
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 6                                                Toronto, ON                                                     Riot Fest
September 10                                             Providence, RI                                                          Fete*
September 11                                              Portland, ME                                 Port City Music Hall*
September 12                                              Syracuse, NY                                       Westcott Theatre*
September 13                                                Ithaca, NY                                                   The Haunt*
September 14                                               Albany, NY                                                 The Hallow*
September 16                                              Fairfield, CT                                                  Stage One
September 18                                           Philadelphia, PA                                       Union Transfer
September 19                                           Washington, DC                                                  U Street
September 20                                               Raleigh, NC                                          Lincoln Theatre
September 21                                          Charlottesville,VA                                   Jefferson Theatre
September 24                                               Atlanta, GA                                            Terminal West
September 25                                              Aheville, NC                                               Orange Peel
September 26                                             Cincinatti, OH                          Midpoint Music Festival
September 27                                             Ann Arbor, MI                                                 Bling Pig
September 28                                              Madison, WI                                    High Noon Saloon
September 30                                          Minneapolis, MN                                               7th Street
October 1                                                    Iowa City, IA                             Blue Moose Tap Room
October 3                                                     Denver, CO                                                     Bluebird
October 4                                                Salt Lake City, UT                                           State Room
October 6                                                       Boise, ID                                                      Neurolux
   October 7                                                   Bozeman, MT                                                 The Zebra†    
                    October 8                                                   Missoula, MT                                          Palace Lounge                    October 10                                                   Seattle, WA                                                 Chop Suey
October 12                                                  Portland, OR                                                   Doug Fir
October 15                                              San Francisco, CA                                   The Independent
October 16                                               Los Angeles, CA                                        El Rey Theatre
October 17                                                 San Diego, CA                                              The Casbah      
                   October 18                                                 San Diego, CA                                               The Casbah                   October 20                                                   Phoenix, AZ                                         Rhythm Room**
October 21                                              Albuquerque, NM                                           Launchpad**
October 23                                                    Austin, TX                                                            Red 7
                  October 24                                                  Houston, TX                                                 Fitzgerald’s                   October 25                                                    Dallas, TX                                                     Club Dad  
                    October 27                                               Kansas City, MO                                       The Record Bar                                       October 28                                                 St. Louis, MO                                        Old Rock House                       October 29                                                  Nashville, TN                                                  High Watt
November 6                                               Burlington, VT                                        Higher Ground
November 7                                               Burlington, VT                                        Higher Ground
                    November 9                                                 Boston, MA                                                    Paradise

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