"Rubble Guys & BB Eye," a new musical adventure from Tim DeLaughter (The Polyphonic Spree) and Philip E. Karnats (Secret Machines). The album contains 9 songs awash in a psych colored prism frenzy and Erykah Badu provides guest background vocals on "Damage Control."
Tim began writing and demoing songs at home in Dallas in February 2009, with the intent of merely documenting new ideas. He continued the process in New York City that summer by subletting a small apartment to get away, as it were, and focus. He wound up recording the ideas on his laptop, and shared some on his blog (thefragilearmy.blogspot.com). Enter Philip E Karnats, a longtime friend and former bandmate from Tripping Daisy who went on to play with the Secret Machines and Ike Reilly and release a solo album through DeLaughter's Good Records Recordings label in 2006. Phil happened to invite Tim to Chicago just to hang out and do some improvising and recording. Tim was excited by the idea. "It had been a long time coming," DeLaughter says. "We'd had several conversations over the recent years about doing something together. We had no idea of what we'd do, but I was definitely looking forward to it!" Initially, the idea was to record and improvise and see what they came up with, something totally separate from the demos Tim had been working on.