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. 



You Are Freaking Me Out

Time To 



I’ll Never Sleep Here Again

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Squier Matt Freeman Signature Precision Bass

Punk legend Matt Freeman is known for his monster bass work with Rancid, Operation Ivy and, more recently, Devils Brigade, and Squier now honors the man and his sound with the new Matt Freeman Signature Precision Bass guitar.Modeled after his