Friday August 31st: RUBBLEBUCKET
A spirited indie pop dance band with a reggae-pop past and a penchant for worldbeat and ska-infused arrangements Brooklyn's Rubblebucket was formed in 2007 by musical couple Alex Toth (trumpet) and Kalmia Traver (vocals, saxophone) after the pair parted ways with the East Coast roots-reggae futurists John Brown's Body.
In summer 2015, after finishing a year of intense touring, Rubblebucket began the process of bringing their next record to life. While the couple’s breakup inspired much of the album, Sun Machine is deeply informed by several other life-changing occurrences in recent years. The result is a strange and beautiful paradox: a party album rooted in radical mindfulness, a breakup record imbued with each partner’s palpable love for the other.