Rubblebucket’s “Annihilation Song” Is For Those Rare Breakups That Turned Into Friendship

It’s like the unicorn of the breakups

Photo: Rubblebucket SoundCloud

NY duo Rubblebucket has dropped another single “Annihilation Song” from their new LP Sun Machine, which will be out on August 24th. If you don’t know who Rubblebucket are, they’re Kalmia Traver and Alex Toth who ended a long-term relationship but found a way to remain friends/co-artists. “Annihilation Song” has a theatrical touch to it where the duo tap into the heavy-heartedness of ending things, but add buoyancy to it with the hopes of a newfound friendship. Stream below:

In regards to the track, the group’s Alex Toth explained, “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 duo will start touring soon:

9/8 – Gateway City Arts (Holyoke, MA, USA)

10/6 – The Festy (Arlington, VA, USA)

10/25 – Warehouse (Fairfield, CT, USA)

10/26 – Union Transfer (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

10/27 – Black Cat (Washington, DC, USA)

10/29 – Grey Eagle (Asheville, NC, USA)

10/30 – Mercy Lounge (Nashville, TN, USA)

10/31 – Terminal West (Atlanta, GA, USA)

11/2 – Utopia Fest (Burnett, TX, USA)

11/4 – Crescent Ballroom (Phoenix, AZ, USA)

11/6 – Teragram Ballroom (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

11/7 – August Hall (San Francisco, CA, USA)

11/9 – Neumos (Seattle, WA, USA)

11/10 – Wonder Ballroom (Portland, OR, USA)

11/12 – Knitting Factory (Boise, ID, USA)

11/13 – Urban Lounge (Salt Lake City, UT, USA)

11/14 – Gothic Theatre (Denver, CO, USA)

11/17 – Bottom Lounge (Chicago, IL, USA)