Brooklyn indie dance-pop ensemble Rubblebucket visit Pittsburgh this Saturday, November 1, at the Rex Theater. They are renowned for their live show, which features all seven members of the band splayed out on stage in what CMJ calls a “psychedelic tribal horn fiesta.” From their PR:
“On this most recent run they’re making use of balloons, parading, crowd-surfing, UV paint, confetti guns and an interaction between the band and a giant flower creature from outer space in order to turn their already immersive, powerful 7-piece live experience into more of a post new wave party than a concert.”
Rubblebucket is touring in support of their new album, Survival Sounds, which came out two months ago on Communion Records (Caveman, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Michael Kiwanuka.)
Paste gave the album a 7.4, praising lead singer Kalmia Traver’s voice and the band's “intricate interplay,” including their use of “buzzing-bee synths and muted, stereo-panned, call-and-response trumpets.” PopMatters gave Survival Sounds a 7/10, but also added that the album “just won’t push Rubblebucket over the edge into indie rock royalty where they belong.”
Here's the video for the lead single off the album, “Carousel”
We have two tickets to giveaway for this show. To enter, simply send your name to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and put “rubblebucket” in the subject line. We'll announce a winner around lunchtime Thursday.
Opening will be Landlady, feat. sometime Vampire Weekend saxophonist Adam Schatz. Says Pitchfork: "their sound invokes The Band if they had Dirty Projectors' skewed sense of song structure."
– B. Conway.