August 24 will see the release of a new LP, Sun Machine (Grand Jury Music), from New York City band Rubblebucket. Today the band reveal the latest single off the album, “Annihilation Song.” LISTEN HERE.

Speaking on the origin of the track, the group’s Alex Toth stated: “In some ways this song is the anthem for Kal and I’s break up as a romantic duo and perseverance in following through with our creative and friendship partnership. To me it sort of represents all our years of obstacles, hardships and lib erating experiences in following our dreams with this band. There’s a crucial lyric in this song on the last chorus that got kind of obscured: “This is annihilation / it could be a liberation / I’m down for the count but I’ll be gettin up soon enough.”

The video for “Annihilation Song”  – available here via Apple Music – was directed by Amanda Bonaiuto who says, “The idea behind the music video for ‘Annihilation Song’ began with the feeling of being in control and learning to trust yourself. The plot was initially inspired by a negative experience with a ride share, and after fleshing out the idea it broadened into being more generally about situations where women are forced to relinquish control. I wanted to create a narrative where the protagonist regains or discovers control that she didn’t think she had; control that she thought belonged to technology, two mind control pelicans, and nature itself.”   Find the teaser of the video here.

Sun Machine Track listing: 

1.) What Life Is

2.) Donna

3.) Lemonade

4.) Party Like Your Heart Hurts

5.) Fruity

6.) Formless and New


8.) Annihilation Song 


10.) Inner Cry

11.) Sunlit Sparks (I Won’t Break You)


13.) Habit Creature

Rubblebucket on tour

9/8: Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts (Dream Picnic)$

10/6: Arrington, VA @ The Festy

10/25: Fairfield, CT @ Warehouse*
10/26: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*
10/27: Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall*
10/29: Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle+
10/30: Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge*
10/31: Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West*
11/2: Burnett, TX @ Utopia Fest
11/4: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom#
11/6: Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom#
11/7: San Francisco, CA @ August Hall#
11/9: Seattle, WA @ Neumos#
11/10: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom#
11/12: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory^
11/13: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge^
11/14: Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre^
11/17: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge^
11/28: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
11/29: Columbus, OH @ Skully’s
11/30: Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
12/1: Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
12/4: Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
12/5: Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall
12/6: Albany, NY @ Jupiter Hall
12/7: Portland, ME @ State Theater
12/8: Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

$: Our fest with Caroline Rose, Diet Cig, Kalbells & more
*: Diet Cig + Star Rover support
#: Diet Cig + Tōth support

+: Star Rover supports

Tickets for all shows are available here

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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