Monday, August 25, 2014

Rubblebucket:"Survival Sounds" out on Communion Records, Fall tour dates

            RUBBLEBUCKET’S NEW ALBUM         


 Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez
“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

“For anyone who doubted Rubblebucket’s longevity, look no further. They can write catchy, compelling music that will make anyone with a pulse dance.”—Paste
“…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

“The track’s guitars build over glitchy sonics and finally erupt into a tropical-friendly crescendo.”—SPIN on “Sound of Erasing”
“The Brooklyn-based band mixes dynamics with studied aplomb: pounding drums, warped synth scratches, and a bold horn section are wedded to singer Kalmia Traver’s conversational, lilting singing style, which altogether create the perfect soundtrack for these surreal escapades. It's baroque pop of the extremely epic variety.”—Noisey
Survival Sounds, the new album from Rubblebucket, is out now on Communion Records. The new album recently premiered streaming at The New York Times “Press Play.” Listen to the album via Spotify HERE and on iTunes HERE.  
Noisey recently premiered the video for track “Carousel Ride.” Watch the video via Noisey HERE and on YouTube HERE. Also, the band recently shared a live video for their song “My Life” HERE via YouTube. To support the upcoming release, the band is embarking on an expansive 40+ date North American tour including stops in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. See full tour dates below.
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 Toth, “Working with John Congleton was invigorating. He further reinforced us not over-thinking things. Be bold, make decisions, commit, go. He's also a true artist of a very high caliber and has strong convictions about things. It was cool to really absorb his spirit and aesthetic over time. I also liked that he was down to climb up onto desks, wrestle, do weird dances, and talk dirty. His messed up sense of humor fit right into the Rubblebucket social atmosphere.”
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, euphonium, vocals), David Cole (drums) and Ian Hersey (electric guitar) and released their self-titled debut in 2009. The group’s 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.  Survival Sounds is the band’s label debut and comes on the heels of 2013’s Save Charlie EP and 2012’s Oversaturated EP. 
* Body Language supports
† Royal Canoe supports
‡ Landlady supports
August 26 /// New York, NY /// Mercury Lounge (Sold Out)
August 27 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Rough Trade (Special Release Show)
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 Dada
October 27 /// Kansas City, MO /// The Record Bar
October 28 /// St. Louis, MO /// Old Rock House
October 29 /// Nashville, TN /// High Watt
October 31 /// Chicago, IL /// The Metro
November 1 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// Rex Theatre
November 6 /// Burlington, VT /// Higher Ground
November 7 /// Burlington, VT /// Higher Ground
November 9 /// Boston, MA /// Paradise

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