Rubblebucket Announces New Album ‘Sun Machine’ & Shares Single

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Indie-dance duo Rubblebucket confirmed the upcoming release of Sun Machine on August 24 via Grand Jury Music. Kalmia Traver and Alex Toth have shared the official video for the full-length album’s lead single, “Fruity.”

Kalmia and Alex have been through the ringer over the past few years. Traver was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2013 and had to endure surgeries and chemotherapy treatments. In addition, Toth had a long battle with alcoholism that eventually led him to decide to get sober. The longtime romantic partners also went through a three-year-long try at keeping an open relationship. Eventually, Traver and Toth decided to “consciously uncouple,” yet despite the breakup have continued to write and record together. Sun Machine is said to be “deeply informed” by all of what went down in recent years as per a statement and documents “the pain of Kalmia and Alex’s romantic relationship ending, yet emerges as an unbridled and often-euphoric celebration of their lasting connection.”

Kalmia shared the following about the album’s title, Sun Machine:

“It’s a reference to the sun as this abundant natural resource we all have available to us-but it’s also about the inner sun, the magma in our hearts. When you can access that, you’re able to get through really hard moments, and evolve and develop creatively. I think that’s the best way to explain how I was able to work through the process of the two of us transforming our relationship in a positive way.”

Consequence of Sound premiered the video for “Fruity.” Kalmia explained to CoS that the song’s beat originated from he cousin, Ben “Swardy” Swardlicksent. “We have a dream of starting a band called Cousins Camp, so this track is a trial run of sorts,” Traver told Consequence of Sound about her collaboration with the musician who goes by M Machine. “This beat was so fun to write over, the lyrics just bubbled out! Alex flipped when he heard the 60 second seed and we immediately wanted to develop it for Rubblebucket.” The video was directed by Julia Barrett-Mitchell and Rubblebucket.

Watch the video for “Fruity” below:

Sun Machine Tracklist

  1. What Life Is
  2. Donna
  3. Lemonade
  4. Party Like Your Head Hurts
  5. Fruity
  6. Formless & New
  7. Auratalk
  8. Annihilation Song
  9. Vantalk
  10. Inner Cry
  11. Sunlit Sparks (I Won’t Break You)
  12. Hurtalk
  13. Habit Creature

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    • Exits 111 and 114, I-24
    • Manchester, TN 37355
    • United States
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    • 1131 N Dupont Hwy
    • Dover, DE 19901
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