Tubers combine the angular melodies and creative songcrafting of Twelve
Hour Turn with the honesty and youthful insurgency of The South!
Heavily influenced by early DC bands such as Rites of Spring, Dag
Nasty, and Gray Matter, the Tubers create exciting new music that is
accompanied by thoughtful, poignant lyrics. Just plain awesome! For fans of
rooted vegetables, frontside airs, and Florida springs. - Ryan Murphy (No Idea Records, True North)
About a year ago now, Rich & I were walking the dirty,
cracked sidewalks of England. True North had gone on
without us, but we had our own agendas of good food &
econo-entertainment. On such a walk I asked Rich what
kind of music he was playing now that he lived across
the way in St. Augustine.
Tubers are a three piece band from St. Augustine, Florida, comprised of members of Twelve Hour
Turn and The South. They play punk rock that is immediate, thoughtful and affecting, which will
doubtless be appreciated by those who enjoy early DC hardcore, and bands like the
Wipers. This record really grooves! - Lenny
Last time Iíd seen Rich play, he was doing sweet
acoustic songs with Andy. He told me that now he had 2
electric projects going - one of someone elseís songs
(which was fun in an
I-donít-have-to-sing-or-write-lyrics-or-music way) &
one with 2 friends that was more like what heíd done
before. I was excited to hear both.
It was some more months before I saw either of these
new bands play. Both Tubers & Solid Pony were worth
the wait. Just unpretentious songs from genuinely nice
fellows. Which isnít as rare as it sounds these days.
Especially when you factor in smaller amps, personal
lyrics & printing on recycled paper with vegetable
I like that when Rich tells me about something
(whether buying a house; starting a record label or
making sure students at his school get at least one
nutritious meal a day), then I know itís solid. Like
the heartiness of their food name, these Tubers have
taken from their local soil - Florida gators, shells &
oranges painted by mom and stitched by grandmom;
photos of their father surfing, even lyrics from their
grandmom - and reposited them anew amidst the 3-piece
sway of their songs. The songs crest and crash like
the shore thatís so much a part of St. Augustine.
Nature metaphors can be cheezy, I know, but will you
deny the sublime sea?
Again, all this sounds like a litany of small
compliments, but in these days of compromise &
political embarrassment, being a person of your word
means a goddamn lot. Meaning, when your friend asks
you to write a few words about their new album, you
donít blow it off & go to the local bar. You stay up
that night & write as the test-press of their songs
play back to you.
- Travis Magoo (Obscurist Press, America? zine)
"Shell Out" CD/LP
Tangible things break. They are instruments to help you along your way not intended for an end. Tubers knows this as well as anybody: their instruments break on them as though habitually, paths are rerouted like clockwork, and vehicles with the best intentions and cleanest burning fuel do not go. This is only a reminder there are more important things to sing about-the tangible mark we leave behind, how we define ourselves in real and inebriated ways, addictions, the spaces we make in our community, and those that pave our way. Tubers is a power trio. Three parts more fully equalized in this second album. They once played in Twelve Hour Turn and The South. They try to stay in the green room. They are credited with being the first and only surf-emo group but would like to be thought of as a punk band.
CD/LP Released Winter 2009
(Split Release with No Idea & Echo Canyon)
7" Released Summer 2008
CD/LP Released Summer 2007
CD/LP released Summer 2005
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