Rubblebucket New EP Streets 9/11 | Tour w/ Reptar this Fall

Of "(Focus) Oversaturated", founding member/trumpeter Alex Toth shares, "'(Focus) Oversaturated' emerged from one of those magical moments when you sit down and the music just comes out. We were in the middle of lots of touring so we had to squeeze songwriting and production into tiny blocks of time." He continues, "I think the title describes how we were feeling 24/7 at the time. Based on the initial scrap of inspiration Jordan Brooks (bass) programmed the beat with his SP1200 drum machine, and we had a lot of fun working on it as a band in the studio, letting our imaginations run wild."
 
Recorded over a week break between festivals this June, Rubblebucket teamed up with Producer Ryan Hadlock at Woodinville, WA's Bear Creek Studio. Hadlock, who has previously worked with The Gossip, Blonde Redhead, Ra Ra Riot, and more, in the famed studio, helped the band sonically capture what they've been aiming to emulate since 2011's LP, Omega La La. The five track EP which includes songs: "Pain from Love" (alongside its reprise), "The Flower Man", "Oooh Wa", and title track "(Focus) Oversaturated" will be released on September 11th, to be followed by a co-headlining Fall tour with Athens, GA's Reptar.
 
The band's 2011 album Omega La La marked a milestone for Rubblebucket. Recorded last year at Plantain/DFA Studios with Producer Eric Broucek (LCD Soundsystem, Cut Copy, Hercules and Love Affair) at the helm, the record was their most ambitious yet, with the band dipping into everything from dancey indie-pop arrangements to Fela-Kuti inspired afro-beat stomps. The record has earned a wealth of praise, with Stereogum hailing the record’s “tricky arrangements, whistle solos, and disco guitar leads” and Paste Magazine calling the album “instrumentally rich but catchy enough to ass-kick Katy Perry off the pop charts (in a just world)—mega-melodic without sacrificing an ounce of atmosphere or creativity.”
 
The band's 2011 album Omega La La marked a milestone for Rubblebucket. Recorded last year at Plantain/DFA Studios with Producer Eric Broucek (LCD Soundsystem, Cut Copy, Hercules and Love Affair) at the helm, the record was their most ambitious yet, with the band dipping into everything from dancey indie-pop arrangements to Fela-Kuti inspired afro-beat stomps. The record has earned a wealth of praise, with Stereogum hailing the record’s “tricky arrangements, whistle solos, and disco guitar leads” and Paste Magazine calling the album “instrumentally rich but catchy enough to ass-kick Katy Perry off the pop charts (in a just world)—mega-melodic without sacrificing an ounce of atmosphere or creativity.” With almost a year to write and workshop the songs while on the road, Rubblebucket has been able to fine-tune each one to perfection. With this eight-piece continuing to discover hidden pockets of their sound, Oversaturated finds the band on the top of their game, boasting clever lyrics, big hooks, and a feel-good sound that music fans of all generations cannot resist.
 
Tour Dates:
8/24: Camp Barefoot - Bartow, WV
9/6: Johnson Stage College - Johnson, VT
9/7: Colby College - Waterville, ME
9/8: Catskill Chill - Hancock, NY
9/9: Cleveland Garlic Festival - Cleveland, OH
9/11: Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL*
9/12: The Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN*
9/13: Bourbon Theatre - Lincoln, NE*
9/14: Bluebird Theatre - Denver, CO*
9/15: Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT*
9/17: Neurloux - Boise, ID*
9/19: Neumos - Seattle, WA*
9/20: Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR*
9/21: Harlow's - Sacramento, CA#
9/22: Constellation Room - Santa Ana, CA*
9/23: Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA*
9/26: Beauty Ballroom - Austin, TX*
9/27: Juanita's - Little Rock, AR*
9/28: "Celebrate the City" @ War Memorial Auditorium - Nashville, TN*
10/7: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, San Francisco, CA

 

* co-headline with Reptar
# co-headline with Orgone

 

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