Kalbells is the solo project of Kalmia Traver of Rubblebucket. On the heels of her Mothertime EP (a collaboration with Chrome Sparks released in April 2020), she’s announced the release of the sophomore album with her bandmates Angelica Bess (Body Language), Zoë Brecher (Hushpuppy, Sad13), and Sarah Pedinotti (Okkervil River, LipTalk).
Max Heart will be out on March 26th, 2021 via NNA Tapes. According to the press release, it explores what happens when we let go of what doesn’t serve us in order to leave space for the blessings that do. The album’s ten vibrant and subtly layered tracks of mesmerizing psychedelic synth pop (co-engineered with Luke Temple) were birthed from the band’s practice of listening and accountability, rejoicing in their queerness, and promoting each other to be their most genuine selves.
Watch the official video for the track “Purplepink“.