A new feature I’ll be doing here at Squawkin’ Good Tunes is a showcase on a band I like and a countdown of their best songs. The first band to receive this honor is none other than Burlington exports Rubblebucket, in honor of their upcoming show this Friday, March 4, at Higher Ground Ballroom.
Formerly known as Rubblebucket Orchestra, this group fronted by lead singer Kalmia Traver and bandleader Alex Toth combine a brass band sound with Afrobeat and Latin jazz influences and have increasingly added rock and pop elements to their music with each album. Though they now call Brooklyn home, Rubblebucket are still a favorite here in Burlington and they were the winner of last year’s Squawkatiel Madness tournament on WRUV.
Here are my Top 10 favorite Rubblebucket songs.
10. “Shake Me Around” (Survival Sounds, 2014)
9. “Bikes” (Rubblebucket, 2009)
8. “Silly Fathers” (Omega La La, 2011)
7. “Landing” (Rubblebucket, 2009)
6. “Philips Van” (Rubblebucket, 2009)
5. “On the Ground” (Survival Sounds, 2014)
4. “Came Out of a Lady” (Triangular Daisies EP / Omega La La, 2010)
3. “November” (Rubblebucket, 2009)
2. “Pain From Love” (Oversaturated EP, 2012)
1. “Raining” (Omega La La, 2011)
Listen to all ten songs below: