June 22, 2022

Morning has arrived on Rubblebucket’s new single

2018’s Sun Machine is a standout in the Grand Jury catalog – probably the most joyful release to bear the G and the J. With joy in such short supply over the past few years, new Rubblebucket feels more vital than ever. They return with the self-produced single, “Morning In The Sun,” a classic Rubblebucket song which finds Alex Toth and Kalmia Traver exploring co-dependency (and breaking free from it) atop a trademark groove. Sonically it plays with elements of bubblegum soul, party funk, indie dance and everything in between.

Artwork for the single was created by Clare Byrne, using photography from Shervin Lainez. The self-directed music video feels like the world’s smallest flash mob, with Rubblebucket taking over BK park benches and roof tops and writhing to the beat.

More soon.



March 7, 2019

Rubblebucket return with stunning Lemonade music video

Rubblebucket are back today with a ridiculously inventive music video for Sun Machine standout “Lemonade.” The video, available on YouTube in 360 degrees, was helmed by Julia Barrett-Mitchell, Alex Suber & Dane Benko. It comes along with a lengthy Billboard feature that dives into the backstory of the song, the video, and the romantic breakup at the core of the new record. It’s also only a matter of days before the band kicks off another run of dates in support of Sun Machine. Tickets in the tour section.


December 17, 2018

Rubblebucket share live performance of “Party Like Your Heart Hurts”

Rubblebucket played Union Transfer a few months back and Out Of Town Films was there to document the night. Today, Relix unveiled a live video of the band performing Sun Machine standout “Party Like Your Heart Hurts.”

In related news, today the band has announced a slew of new 2019 tour dates, with shows alongside Diet Cig, Twain and Mikeala Davis. Check the tour section for tickets.


August 24, 2018

Rubblebucket new album “Sun Machine” out today

Today marks the release of Rubblebucket’s tremendous new record, Sun Machine. 

The 13-song album is an enormous leap forward for the Brooklyn duo, slipping between bedroom-pop dance, horn-laden funk and kaleidoscopic rock with a remarkable ease. Coming on the heels of bandleaders Kalmia Traver and Alex Toth’s romantic breakup, a bout with cancer and another with alcoholism, the record is a testament to the redemptive power of an unbreakable musical connection.

Get your copy of the record in the GJ shop right now, or stream it wherever you stream. Tour kicks off this Fall, with support from the endlessly enjoyable Diet Cig – tickets in the tour section.


August 7, 2018

Rubblebucket share new single “Annihilation Song”

New Rubblebucket song out today, accompanied by one of our favorite animated videos in a really long time. Available in full here via Apple Music, the video was directed by Amanda Bonaiuto, and wrestles with concepts both big and small. “The idea behind the music video for ‘Annihilation Song’ began with the feeling of being in control and learning to trust yourself,” says Bonaiuto. “The plot was initially inspired by a negative experience with a ride share, and after fleshing out the idea it broadened into being more generally about situations where women are forced to relinquish control. I wanted to create a narrative where the protagonist regains or discovers control that she didn’t think she had; control that she thought belonged to technology, two mind control pelicans, and nature itself.”

The album from which it came, Sun Machine, will be out oh so soon. Pre-order your copy before its 8/24 release date over in the GJ shop. And then head to the tour section to check out the new dates freshly announced for later this year.


July 17, 2018

Rubblebucket share “What Life Is” music video

Rubblebucket return today with a music video for the album-opening “What Life is,” off of Sun Machine, due August 24th. Directed by Charles Billot, and premiered this morning via Black Book, the clip is a mind-bending trek through the streets of New York City and the streets of the subconscious.

Speaking on the origins of the track, the band’s Alex Toth says: “Being in close quarters with so many humans bumping into one another, feverishly striving and surviving can be as inspiring as it is suffocating. I’m sometimes struck with an image of me and my 8 million neighbors from afar, as tiny beings filtering in and out of tiny boxes within bigger concrete structures, onto trains and gridded streets. And somehow persevering and trying to be human and happy. It’s a wild and beautiful endeavor and takes a fair amount of grit.”

Rubblebucket will be touring North American in support of Sun Machine later this year and into next. Tickets in the tour section, and get your hands on a pre-order over in the shop.


June 26, 2018

Rubblebucket share new single “Lemonade”

This is “Lemonade,” another standout from Sun Machine, the forthcoming album from Rubblebucket. It’s their first record for Grand Jury, and a bittersweet work of art. The Brooklyn duo of Alex Toth and Kalmia Traver ended their long-time romantic relationship, but didn’t end their songwriting partnership. The album deftly documents that pain while remaining an often-euphoric celebration of the lasting connection between the duo.

“Lemonade” was written by Toth who notes, “As the lyrics came together I realized I was kind of writing the song from Kal’s perspective, singing to me. I didn’t know what project the song was for (my solo record, a friend’s band, a pop star?) but when Kal and I realized Rubblebucket wasnt ending with our breakup, but gaining new life, this song made perfect sense.”

Tickets are available now for the first leg of dates in support of the album, which is available for pre-order in the shop now.


June 13, 2018

Rubblebucket announce North American tour

Mark your calendars. Rubblebucket are hitting the road this Fall in support of Sun Machine. Check our tour section for all the dates, and tickets are on sale this Friday.


May 22, 2018

Rubblebucket announce new album “Sun Machine”, share single “Fruity”

We’re now lucky enough to call Brooklyn’s Rubblebucket part of the family, and today we’ve announced their new record, Sun Machine, coming via Grand Jury August 24th. It’s an incredibly special album, and we can’t wait for you to hear it.

This morning the first single “Fruity” was released online, and you can catch the accompanying video over on Consequence of Sound. Grab the track wherever you download or stream, read up on the band, and pre-order the record now.