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As you leave the band's adopted hometown, the musical mecca that is Athens, GA, drive due north on US Highway 441. When the city falls away, keep driving. Eventually you may see signs for Cleveland, GA -- The Vacuum. A sprawling stretch with little to do and no trace of a music scene. Singer Jack Blauvelt, sister Maggie Blauvelt, and drummer Parker Lusk spent two decades here in the mountains pulling songs from the thin air before joining guitarist John Riccitelli and bass player Danny Hurley in the city for the litmus test.
The catch-and-release, separatist epics of the band's debut album “Veloce” [Available February 1, 2013 via This is American Music] carry with them a lifetime of discord: A scenic mountain side littered with homemade skate ramps. Electric guitars feeding back inside a recommissioned barn. Elvis Presley and Elvis Costello. The forced juxtaposition of the avant and the pastoral drives the record; a record that utters the names of Patsy Cline and Ween in the same sincere sentence. The songs carry with them the verve of finding yourself suddenly on the edge of civilization, mountains and buildings mimicking each other on the skyline.
The band spent the better part of 2012 playing a rigorous live schedule, sharing the stage with bands such as Poliça, Hospitality, Pujol, and The Henry Clay People. Along the way, they recorded an album with producer T.J. Mimbs of the District Attorneys. “Veloce,” the title of the album, is a musical term turned ideology. It refers to a piece of music that is played at a steady pace, yet faster than the previous section; or a life that never wants for motion.
The new year found them in Athens on New Years Eve, playing in front of a packed-out 40 Watt Club. The first of February will see the release of “Veloce” and the band will continue the year down any road that leads to a stage.
"Dynamic Athens based synthpop dance duo started as a solo project by Robby Casso and later filtered into yet another duo of believers when guitar player Dillon McCabe stepped in for a game changer to embark on a dangerous, modern journey. These two young men will take you to the moon and back with the most fun dance party you will ever endure. See for yourself what these young lad's have to offer because you might just fall in love?"
Rubblebucket has spent the last five years building a reputation as a band that blurs lines. The Brooklyn, NY by way of Boston and Vermont seven-piece has evolved into something that is "utterly post-genre—horns, synth, guitars, harmonies—a smile-inducing point on the tangent that connects Björk and Broken Social Scene", which is to say that you never know what you'll see or hear next.Over the past year the band has taken a break of sorts (the only way Rubblebucket knows how),playing only a few festivals and one-off appearances, while writing and recording new material that will come in the form of a new EP, that also serves as a teaser to an album to come in 2014.TitledSave Charlie, the EP will be releasedSeptember 24, 2013 via Communion Records worldwide(Daughter, Caveman, Willy Mason).Tracked in Brooklyn's Trout Studios, the band co-produced the EP with Tom Biller (Liars, Warpaint, Kate Nash), while mastering duties were givento Dave Cooley (M83, Silversun Pickups).2012 was a banner year for Rubblebucket, seeing the outfit grace the stages of Bonnaroo among countless other festivals,collaborated with heroes tUnE-yArDs and Questlove for a Fela Kuti compilation and made their late night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Finally the non-stop touring group brought their raucous live show, along with their handmade giant robot puppets and love-tunnels, to larger and larger crowds across the USand received love and affection fromPaste, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Wall Street Journal, SPIN and so many more. It wasn't until the fall that the band released the self-releasedOversaturated EP, which took Brooklyn's freshest seven piece to a new level; between Kalmia Traver's unmistakable voice and the band's hip shaking, off-kilter arrangements, the EPhighlights everything that makes Rubblebucket so special.It was in 2011 however that Rubblebucket marked its first milestone with their proper debut LP, Omega La La. Recorded at Plantain/DFA Studios with Producer Eric Broucek (LCD Soundsystem, Cut Copy, Hercules andLove Affair) at the helm, the record was their most ambitious conquest yet, with the band dipping into everything from dancey indie-pop arrangements to Fela-Kuti inspired afro-beat stomps. The record hasearned a wealth of praise, with Stereogum hailing therecord’s “tricky arrangements, whistle solos, and disco guitar leads” and Paste Magazine calling the album “instrumentally rich but catchyenough to ass-kick Katy Perry off the pop charts (in a just world)—mega-melodic without sacrificing an ounce of atmosphere or creativity.
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