Lucky Pineapple

Lucky Pineapple is comprised of an unlikely combination of classically trained musicians, veterans of the Louisville punk scene, theater performers, improvisational noise artists and all around unique individuals. From their earliest days, since inception in 2004, they have tried to play out of the ordinary shows including art gallery parking lots, Zombie Proms, film festivals, house parties, a student lounge at Transylvania University, as a musical interlude during a teen talent show at the Louisville Free Public Library, frequent appearances on WFPK’s Live Lunch series, cross-dressing events, Louisville Slugger Field (home of the Louisville Bats AAA baseball team), warehouse music festivals, and world renown theaters (such as Actors Theater Louisville). Their live shows have included light shows, video projection collaborations, matching tuxedos, inflatable palm trees, magicians, costumed superheroes, a go-go dancer, their own dance troupe, a bubble truck, and a semi-regular group of back-up singers.

The band self-released their debut album The New Rainbow in 2006 and were featured on a Noise Pollution split seven inch with fellow Louisvillians VRKTM that same year. In 2005, recording engineer and Lucky Pineapple friend Mike Bridavsky was at a Tape-Op convention and found himself winning a poker game for which the prize was a free day of recording at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio in Chicago. After deciding to donate this prize to Lucky Pineapple, the band accepted and chipped in for a second day of recording. The five songs that came from this session provided the foundation for The Bubble Has Burst in Sky City. They later filled the album out with additional material recorded at their home studio. The album was mastered by Carl Saff in Chicago and was released in September of 2008 on Noise Pollution. Several months later, that album caught the ears of sonaBLAST, who agreed to back it for a national re-release in August of 2009. Concurrent with the re-release, the band partnered with local filmmaker Andrew Vititoe to produce their first music video for “Moment in an Empty Street.” The video debuted at the Louisville Film Society’s Short Film Showcase, and subsequently was made available online and on cable channel Fuse On Demand. Lucky Pineapple will be making their debut performance at the South By Southwest Music Festival in March, 2010. The band is currently performing in support of The Bubble Has Burst in Sky City.

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