Today, Rubblebucket premiered their latest video for “Silly Fathers” on Stereogum. Stereogum praised the track for it’s “’I’m Coming Out’-like guitar and blithe vocals from lead singer Kalmia Traver.” Read Stereogum’s full post on the video HERE and watch the Youtube video HERE (feel free to post and share). Rubblebucket has also made the MP3 of “Silly Fathers” available for free download HERE (also available for posting and sharing). Shot in New York City on Super 8 film, the video follows the band’s march through Manhattan and over the Williamsburg Bridge, ending on a beach party in Long Island. Along the way, the band is joined by fire-breathers, technicolor ghosts and unwitting New York City construction workers. It’s the latest inventive video from Rubblebucket, following the band’s last video for “Came Out of a Lady” which was named “Best Lo-Budget Video of 2010″ by The Deli Magazine.
The song is drawn from Rubblebucket’s upcoming album Omega La La, set for release on June 21st via Sin Duda Records. The album was recorded at Plantain/DFA Studios and finds the band collaborating for the first time with legendary producer/mixer Eric Broucek (LCD Soundsystem, Cut Copy, Hercules and Love Affair) for the Brooklyn eight piece’s most adventurous record yet. The band is also winding down an extensive North American spring tour. See full tour dates below.
On Omega La La, Rubblebucket takes a dramatic step forward with their sound, grafting their complex arrangements on the band’s idiosyncratic take on indie pop with a dance edge. Listening to the crystal-clear, minimalist production of the record, DFA veteran Eric Broucek’s influence on the record is apparent. The album opens with “Down in the Yards,” a track that builds off the ebb and flow of a droning, two-note guitar riff, only to explode into a triumphant chorus anchored by the band’s horn section. That track is followed up by the buoyant psych-pop gem, “L’homme.” “Silly Fathers” and a reworked version of “Came Out of a Lady” show off the band’s penchant for creating pop songs that stick in your head. “Raining” is an eccentric pop song built around intertwining vocal lines and a cascading synth.
For Rubblebucket, it’s been a long journey to make Omega La La. Led by the musical couple of bandleader/trumpeter Alex Toth and frontwoman Kalmia Traver, Rubblebucket has spent the last four years building a reputation as a band that blurs the lines between psychedelic indie rock, upbeat dance, and radiant, left-field arrangements. In 2009, Rubblebucket released a self-titled album that turned heads. SPIN hailed the band as a “must-hear artist from the CMJ Festival” in 2009 and the band won that year’s Boston Music Award for Live Act of the Year. The band then relocated to Brooklyn and released the Triangular Daises EP in 2010. A stylistic precursor to Omega La La, The Triangular Daises EP was hailed by The Wall Street Journal, NYLON, Paste, and a host of others.
Rubblebucket Spring/Summer Tour Dates:
05/19: Denver, CO @ Cervantes
05/21: Chicago, IL @ Martyrs
06/16: Beachland Ballroom @ Cleveland, OH
06/17: Stable Studios Music Festival @ Spencer, IN
06/18: Grand Rapids, MI @ Founders Fest
06/30 – 07/03: Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival
07/08: East End Festival @ Rochester, NY
07/09: Schuylkill, PA @ Midsummer Meltdown
07/15: North Fork Music Park @ Buffalo, NY
07/16: Greenfield, MA @ Green River Fest
07/24: Gathering of the Vibes @ Bridgeport, CT
07/29: Floyd, VA @ Floyd Fest
07/30: Floyd, VA @ Floyd Fest
08/13: Grand Point North @ Burlington, VT
08/18: Bella Terra @ Pittsfield, MA
08/19: Brooklyn Bowl @ Brooklyn, NY
08/20: Liberate Festival @ Sheldon, VT
09/03: North Coast Festival @ Chicago, IL
09/04: Moe.Down @ Mohawk, NY
09/10: Backwoods Pondfest @ Peru, NY