Led by the musical couple of front woman Kalmia Traver and bandleader/trumpeter Alex Toth, Rubblebucket has spent the last four years building a reputation as a band that blurs the lines between psychedelic indie rock, upbeat dance, and radiant, left-field arrangements. The Brooklyn, NY by way of Boston and Vermont band has evolved into something that is "utterly post-genre—horns, synth, guitars, harmonies—a smile-inducing point on the tangent that connects Björk and Broken Social Scene", which is to say that you never know what you'll see or hear next.
Reptar are a music band from Athens, Georgia. Made of Andrew McFarland, Ryan Engelberger, William Kennedy and Graham Patrick Ulicny who all lovingly recorded their debut EP Oblangle Fizz Y'all (Vagrant Records) in early 2011. They also performed at the 2011 Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Governor's Ball music festivals. When I look to my left and right I see my friends. My friends on drums, my friends on bass, my friends synthesize organic music, my friends play guitars all just to put into sound our every-days and our really wannas and our never gonnas. Nasty trouble awaits those who embark on journeys without sonic pleasures. Reptar wants to realize this potential in a brighter context, locked into a holy beat and locked in a sexy romantic dance closet. Really want to release that anxious stuff? Earth flowers? Want to feel that good kind of nasty and evoke the green pastures of some crazy reality? Let's try.