Video Premiere: Rubblebucket “Party Like Your Heart Hurts” (Live)

December 17, 2018
Video Premiere: Rubblebucket “Party Like Your Heart Hurts” (Live)


Brooklyn-based dace-pop collective Rubblebucket—led by a main duo of singer/saxophonist Kal Traver and trumpeter Alex Toth—released their latest album, the introspective and upbeat Sun Machine, earlier this year, and today we premiere a live video of one of the record’s standout tracks, “Party Like Your Heart Hurts,” recorded during the group’s performance at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer back in October.

“‘Party Like Your Heart Hurts’ is one of the several songs I have written while riding a bike,” Traver tells Relix. “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 and 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 façade of Earth itself, 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 performance below. Rubblebucket have also just released a batch of spring tour dates, kicking off March 12 in Rochester, NY, and hitting stops in the Midwest, West Coast and Southeast, wrapping up in Richmond, VA, on April 12. See the schedule below. Tickets for the new dates go on sale December 19 at 10am local time.



Rubblebucket Tour Dates

January 25 Boston, MA – Paradise*
January 26 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel*
March 13 Rochester, NY – Anthology^
March 14 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern#
March 15 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme#
March 16 Evanston, IL – Space#
March 18 St Louis, MO – Ready Room#
March 20 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre#
March 21 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre#
March 23-3/24 Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest#
March 26 Reno, NV – The Saint#
March 27 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium#
March 28 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre#
March 29 Pomona, CA – The Glass House#
March 30 San Diego, CA – Music Box#
April 1 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf#
April 3 Austin, TX – Barracuda^
April 4 Dallas, TX – Deep Elum Art Co^
April 5 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall – Upstairs^
April 6 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks^
April 9 Tampa, FL – Crowbar^
April 10 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre^
April 11 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle^
April 12 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry^

* Diet Cig supports
# Twain supports
^ Mikaela Davis supports