BUBBLES PRESS RELEASE



Bubbles are Alain Levitt (Beats, electronics) and Jason P. Grisell (Vocals, electronics, live instruments). Together they make inclusive and deeply personal synth-pop music that continually careens and falls forward. Ecstatic wordplay and vocals are coupled with brilliantly inventive beatmaking that is furthered by explorations of low-end frequencies, noise guitar, melodic bass guitar lines and analog and digital synthesis. The goal? To experience the simple human pleasure of listening to a song that speaks to the emotions, the brain, and the heart; to craft perfect pop songs and euphoric hooks capable of piercing through the paranoia and depression of the modern world.Bubbles’ compositions are initially created apart, a flurry of emails between Manhattan and Brooklyn transporting the various musical parts back and forth until both Alain and Jason come together to complete the mix. Their initial songs were a strange brew of 90s West Coast hip-hop and an unidentified band off of the soundtrack to a John Hughes film. These sounds were soon to be followed by nods to classic dance floor styles of downtown NYC circa the 1980s, post-punk scratch, ghostly synth-pop hooks, survivalist spirit, the orange juice drinking, ecstasy eaters of Manchester, bedroom beat-makers and DIY explorers worldwide - all coming together in what a fan at one of their shows was heard calling, “a blend of The Pet Shop Boys and Suicide”.Jason and Alain are transplanted New Yorkers, both having left California over ten years ago. Alain can often be found scouring New York looking for old and forgotten drum machines and synths. Jason is usually found in the New York City Public Library with his face in a book. Since the band got together they have played a number of well-received shows in NYC at venues such as Webster Hall, Don Hills, Max Fish, Secret Project Robot, Glasslands, Santos Party House and outdoor festivals such as Pandamonium Park. In the Spring and Summer of 2011, Bubbles supported U.K. band Florence and the Machine at Central Park Summerstage, toured several East Coast cities with Gang Gang Dance, and played numerous shows at NYC galleries, stores, and performance spaces. On New Years Eve 2012 Bubbles supported Blonde Redhead at Irving Plaza NYC. They are currently recording their follow-up full length release.






Bubbles S/T EP tracklisting:

1.BUBBLES 2. MILD WILD 3. ALEX OLSON 4. DANCE PARTY 5. DOCTOR 6. MICS 3

7. ACCORDION 8. TEKNO ZONE
songs written, produced, and mixed by Alain Levitt and Jason P. Grisell
mastered by Paul Gold
button + insert artwork by Aurel Schmidt
photography by Leigh Ledare
cover collage by Jason P. Grisell

http://bubbleswebsite.com

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