Rubblebucket: “Annihilation Song”

When a romantic relationship ends in the middle of a musical one, there’s potential for both bad and good (lookin at you, White Stripes and Fleetwood Mac).

Multi-instrumentalists and vocalists Kalmia Traver and Alex Toth know this all too well; their nearly dozen-year-long relationship began when they formed Brooklyn-based group Rubblebucket in 2007 after meeting as fellow music majors at University of Vermont. Without getting into the nitty gritty, things have recently ended between Toth and Kraver as a couple but their bond through Rubblebucket has never been stronger. This bittersweet breakup and other significant life changes play into the personal nature of Rubblebucket’s most exceptional album to date, Sun Machine.

Rubblebucket is set to release Sun Machine this Friday in advance of a national tour lasting through December. Soak up the poignant but positive energy radiating from Sun Machine and with “Annihilation Song”!

Jack Anderson

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