Rubano is known for his work with Lauryn Hill, Taking Back Sunday, All American Rejects and Chrissie Hynde

After 20 years as a busy sideman with the likes of Lauryn Hill, Taking Back Sunday, All American Rejects and Chrissie Hynde - Matt Rubano introduces his new band - Black & Blonde. Black & Blonde is a collaboration with guitarist Brooks Allison, sharing all the writing and singing of this diverse new project. “As a songwriter, I really enjoy singing and playing, its made me view the conception of bass parts in a whole new way. 

Its also endlessly interesting to me to use all of my skills as a bass player to make the songs unique.” Rubano and Allison met in New York City as cast members of a play and talked about making music together but had no intention of starting a band. "I think we had almost 2 complete songs the first time we got together so it all happened very organically - we realized, hey, we should do this!” The result is a dark and funky kind of indie pop that has equal parts Chromeo and Tame Impala. Black & Blonde will be releasing music throughout 2018 amounting to a 9 song album. Black & Blonde has its debut show on 5/2 in NYC at Pianos. Matt plays Fodera basses, Aguilar Amplification, pickups and pedals, and DR Strings. 

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LINKS

You Are Freaking Me Out

https://open.spotify.com/track/4sCWk4Vh3I6H2Ye4aeF6ZM?si=UKQsZzu8QGSw1N2IBrHmBA


Time To 

Killhttps://open.spotify.com/track/2MC0yPzv2uJaLHEKEEuQWf?si=N8BMloIfRQaRK6Vx2IRqRA


Explode

https://open.spotify.com/track/7J6vXhFKfZle4L1Rw7Yiyt?si=IN2m-QziS2yqnQcihaFUbg


I’ll Never Sleep Here Again

https://open.spotify.com/track/3nZTp2yrfVN4hNFMCAGMCs?si=Yht8KWn_QCC1vc3we7Heeg

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