Max Heart 2df50

Kalbells Creates a Psychedelic 10-Track Daydream in Their Sophomore Album “Max Heart”

by BUST Magazine

“I’m rotting and I’m never coming back the way you knew me then,” Kalmia Traver (Rubblebucket) sings languidly on opener “Red Marker,” setting the radiant, springtime-trippy tone for Max Heart. What began as Traver’s solo side project, Kalbells has bloomed into a band featuring Angelica Bess (Body Language), Zoë Brecher (Hushpuppy, Sad13), and Sarah Pedinotti (Lip Talk), and their collective groove is definitely in the Heart. These 10 tracks are psychedelic in the most mind freeing, soothing, yellow-smiley-face sense of the word—elastic funk and fluid synth-pop blurring the lines between sensual and surreal, complete with hyper-pictorial lyrics delivered so smoothly you might miss lines like: “When I’ve lost the last of my inde-cent thoughts/That’s how I know it’s time to/Hump the beach.” –Emily Nokes

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2021 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!

Max Heart
NNA Tapes

More from BUST

Lande Hekt Yearns For Self Acceptance And Strives To Become Her Truest Self In Her Debut Album “Go To Hell”

CasanovaOnTheMic’s Single “NO MAKEUP” Encourages Women To Embrace The Skin They’re In

Guy Blakeslee Explores Matters Of The Heart In Album “Postcards From The Edge”

You may also like

Get the print magazine.

The best of BUST in your inbox!

Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter

About Us

Founded in 1993, BUST is the inclusive feminist lifestyle trailblazer offering a unique mix of humor, female-focused entertainment, uncensored personal stories, and candid reporting that tells the truth about women’s lives.

©2023 Street Media LLC.  All Right Reserved.