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Rubblebucket Picks TELEFUNKEN for Stage and New Album “Survival Sounds”

M81 Dynamic for Stage — AK-47 MkII and CU-29 “Copperhead” for Studio

Rubblebucket is pictured at TELEFUNKEN headquarters in Connecticut, (L-R) Adam Dotson, Kalmia Traver, Alex Toth, Dave Cole, and Ian Hersey.

Provocative Brooklyn band Rubblebucket has completed their new album “Survival Sounds,” utilizing two large diaphragm tube mics from TELEFUNKEN: the AK-47 MkII and the CU-29 Copperhead.

Lead singer and saxophonist Kalmia Traver remarked, “We used the CU-29 & AK-47 for horns and vocals all over our new record. When I first tried the Copperhead I instantly fell in love with how my voice sounded with that hot Telefunken tube — sometimes I just practice and do vocal exercises with it just for the ego boost.”

Musical couple Alex Toth (trumpet, band leader) and Kalmia Traver (vocals, saxophone) first met at the University of Vermont where they were enrolled as music majors. They joined up with guitarist Ian Hersey, trombonist Adam Dotson and drummer David Cole to create Rubblebucket. Together they were chosen by SPIN Magazine as a “Must-hear from the 2009 CMJs.,” which was an early sign of things to come.

In 2010 Rubblebucket appeared at major events such as High Sierra and All Good Music Festival, before releasing their “Triangular Daisies” EP that included a cover of the Beatles’ “Michelle”, which Paste Magazine named on their list of 50 Greatest Beatles Covers of All Time.

In 2011 Rubblebucket released their full-length album, “Omega La La”. Among numerous performances in support of the album was an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Two EPs followed, “Oversaturated” in 2012 and “Save Charlie” in 2013.

Their new full-length album, “Survival Sounds”, was released in August 2014 and is their label debut for Communion Records. It is available on iTunes, Amazon, Rubblebucket’s webstore and anywhere music is sold. Rubblebucket is currently touring America through November on a 45-date headline tour.

Mathew Scheiner, Rubblebucket’s FOH engineer and tour manager remarked, “Kal was cycling through a bunch of different vocal mics until I suggested Telefunken’s M81 dynamic. It’s the first mic we’ve come across that allows her voice to cut through the rest of the 7-piece band without being too harsh up top, and still preserve a really healthy amount of body. It balances her voice out beautifully.”

Kalmia Traver added, “I’ve tried many different mics over the years and the M81 has risen to the top for its clarity and balance, and ability to handle the crazy overtones in my voice.”

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