The Rivertubes are:
David Ledgerwood - vocals, guitar and keyboards
Dave Hiney - bass, keyboards and vocals
Don Lapora - drums,vocals and keyboards
Matt Shimabukuro - guitar, keyboards and vocals
The Rivertubes are a band from the Seattle area in Washington State that formed as a three piece in late 1998 and added a fourth member in 2003. We play a mix of diy styles including folk rock, indie pop, psychedelic.
We are a DIY band in every sense. We write, record, mix, master, print, copy, promote and manage all of our own projects on our own label, The Zen Ranch. We are more interested in being heard than making money.
Our first release was a 5 song cdr/ep titled Go to the Circus and went out to a few friends. The second release was the full length cdr, Force Field in 2002 in which we made 200 copies. Four songs from Force Field have appeared on two different cassette compilations from Bliss/Aquamarine, Volume #109 and Volume #110. In 2004 we then did a request for Indievilles Blod Records. Covering The Bucketheads, The Bomb? (These Sounds Fall into My Mind) for the How Bizarre compilation. This song has been played on Cleveland Ohio's WCSB 89.3 FM, thanks to Boogiepop Does Not Smile at boogiepopwcsb.blogspot.com.
We have released several more projects, appeared on several other commutations and have been played on many internet and live radio stations around the world, such as KEXP 90.3 FM in Seattle Washington, KKUP 91.5 FM in Cupertino California and WRIR 97.3 FM in Richmond Virginia. We always love seeing you at our shows.
We have been influenced by bands like, Neutral Milk Hotel, Guided by Voices, REM, The Purdins and Tullycraft.