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August 22, 2018

Rubblebucket: “Annihilation Song”

By: Jack Anderson

When a romantic relationship ends in the middle of a musical one, there’s potential for both bad and good (lookin at you, White Stripes and Fleetwood Mac).

Multi-instrumentalists and vocalists Kalmia Traver and Alex Toth know this all too well; their nearly dozen-year-long relationship began when they formed Brooklyn-based group Rubblebucket in 2007 after meeting as fellow music majors at University of Vermont. Without getting into the nitty gritty, things have recently ended between Toth and Kraver as a couple but their bond through Rubblebucket has never been stronger. This bittersweet breakup and other significant life changes play into the personal nature of Rubblebucket’s most exceptional album to date, Sun Machine.

Rubblebucket is set to release Sun Machine this Friday in advance of a national tour lasting through December. Soak up the poignant but positive energy radiating from Sun Machine and with “Annihilation Song”!


September 29, 2023

Tribe Mafia: “Take Me” (feat. Erik Goca)

It’s beyond satisfying to hear a homegrown Austin artist not just outside the local city limits, but in a piece of media that gets global reach. And while it may be impossible to top White Denim in the official Nintendo Switch trailer, we gotta give it up to Tribe Mafia for their recent induction into […]


September 28, 2023

Daniel Fears: “Say Something”

Here at KUTX and Song of the Day, we try to be as dutiful as we can in providing both an accurate representation of the Austin Music Experience and great tunes. But honestly, all talent aside, for some local artists we often have to dig around to find something that’s actually airwave worthy. Daniel Fears, […]


September 27, 2023

Nihiloxica: “Asidi”

What happens when you aggressive UK bass collides with testosterone-driven Bugandan percussion? Nothing quiet, that’s for sure. That specific combo of acoustic and electronic, of modern and traditional first came about with the formation of Nihiloxica half a decade back, when UK producers Spooky-J and pq linked up with Nilotika Cultural Ensemble members Isa, Sally, […]