Rubblebucket's Video for "Carousel Ride" is the Story of Nine to Five from Another Dimension

Aliens, chocolate, hairnets, the usual.

|
Aug 4 2014, 4:28pm


If Rubblebucket's video "Carousel Ride" proves one thing, it’s that working at a chocolate factory is just as hard as Lucy led us to believe. You’re probably getting paid minimum wage, and then you have hairnets, creepy coworkers, and a locked up alien monster made of flowers to deal with. Go ahead, read that sentence again. Clearly nobody can work in conditions like these, a factory coup is surely in order. The video is straight outta the uncanny valley, but it gets an A+ on the originality front.

The Brooklyn-based band mixes dynamics with studied aplomb: pounding drums, warped synth scratches, and a bold horn section are wedded to singer Kalmia Traver’s conversational, lilting singing style, which altogether create the perfect soundtrack for these surreal escapades. It's baroque pop of the extremely epic variety.

Rubblebucket's LP, Survival Sounds, is out via Communion Records on 25.8.

Rubblebucket Tour Dates

* Body Language and 2001 support
† Body Language supports
‡ Royal Canoe supports
** Landlady supports

July 4 /// Reading, UK /// Oakford Social Club
July 12 /// Marshfeld, MA /// Levitate Music Festival
July 25 /// Guelph, ON /// Hillside Music Festival
August 2 /// Johnstown, PA /// Flood City Music Festival
August 21 /// Cleveland, OH /// Grog Shop
August 22 /// Grand Rapids, MI /// Intersection
August 24 /// Chicago, IL /// The Boulevard
August 26 /// New York, NY /// Mercury Lounge
August 27 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Rough Trade
September 6 /// Toronto, ON /// Riot Fest
September 10 /// Providence, RI /// Fete*
September 11 /// Portland, ME /// Port City Music Hall*
September 12 /// Syracuse, NY /// Westcott Theatre*
September 13 /// Ithaca, NY /// The Haunt*
September 14 /// Albany, NY /// The Hallow*
September 16 /// Fairfield, CT /// Stage One†
September 18 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Union Transfer†
September 19 /// Washington, DC /// U Street†
September 20 /// Raleigh, NC /// Lincoln Theatre†
September 21 /// Charlottesville,VA /// Jefferson Theatre†
September 24 /// Atlanta, GA /// Terminal West†
September 25 /// Aheville, NC /// Orange Peel†
September 26 /// Cincinatti, OH /// Midpoint Music Festival†
September 27 /// Ann Arbor, MI /// Bling Pig†
September 28 /// Madison, WI /// High Noon Saloon†
September 30 /// Minneapolis, MN /// 7th Street†
October 1 /// Iowa City, IA /// Blue Moose Tap Room†
October 3 /// Denver, CO /// Bluebird†
October 4 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// State Room†
October 6 /// Boise, ID /// Neurolux†
October 7 /// Bozeman, MT /// The Zebra†
October 8 /// Missoula, MT /// Palace Lounge†
October 10 /// Seattle, WA /// Chop Suey‡
October 12 /// Portland, OR /// Doug Fir‡
October 15 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Independent‡
October 16 /// Los Angeles, CA /// El Rey Theatre‡
October 17 /// San Diego, CA /// The Casbah‡
October 18 /// San Diego, CA /// The Casbah
October 20 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Rhythm Room**
October 21 /// Albuquerque, NM /// Launchpad**
October 23 /// Austin, TX /// Red 7
October 24 /// Houston, TX /// Fitzgerald’s
October 25 /// Dallas, TX /// Club Dada
October 27 /// Kansas City, MO /// The Record Bar
October 28 /// St. Louis, MO /// Old Rock House
October 29 /// Nashville, TN /// High Watt
November 6 /// Burlington, VT /// Higher Ground‡
November 7 /// Burlington, VT /// Higher Ground‡
November 9 /// Boston, MA /// Paradise ‡

Aliza doesn't want to work in that chocolate factory, but she does want chocolate. She's on Twitter - @AlizaAbarbanel

---

More stuff we're sure you will like

La Roux's Uncomfortable Paradise

Can We Pretend We're Still on Vacation? Here's Beach Day's Video for "Don’t Call Me On The Phone”

Stories