Rubblebucket will hit the road hard to start 2019. Alex Toth and Kalmia Traver released a new album earlier this year entitled Sun Machine through Grand Jury Music. The spring tour announcement came with a live video for Sun Machine track “Party Like Your Head Hurts.”
The group follows a pair of previously announced shows at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club on January 25 and Brooklyn Steel in New York City on January 26 by beginning their spring tour at Anthology in Rochester on March 13. From there, Rubblebucket brings the jaunt to Toronto, Grand Rapids (Michigan), Evanston (Illinois), St. Louis, Fort Collins (Colorado) and Boulder. Next up is an appearance at Boise’s Treefort Music Fest. Then, the band stops in Reno ahead of a trip to California that includes stops in Santa Cruz, Berkeley, Pomona and San Diego to end March.
Rubblebucket’s April starts at Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 1. From there, the ensemble heads to Texas for shows in Austin, Dallas and Houston. The tour concludes with visits to New Orleans, Tampa, Athens, Carrboro (North Carolina) and Richmond. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, December 19 at 10 a.m. local time. Relix spoke to Traver about “Party Like Your Head Hurts”:
“I had an image of a Gaiman-esque flirtation between a normal guy and a woman who was secretly a million years old and has seen the earth crumble decay and spring forth again over & over and who has exploded many men’s lives (in a good way) and who isn’t really a woman, she is actually a certain facade of Earth it’s self, as we all are. And she takes this guy home and shows him a wild night where time stands still and they make a kind of love that crumbles his former egoic existence and he is reborn as a self-contained loving parent child continuum, and at the end of it all she steps out onto the sidewalk and finds herself lonely again.”
Watch the live video for “Party Like Your Head Hurts”: