Listen: RBTS Win “Live From The End Of The World”


Chill-hop, Soul-gaze, whatever you want to call it – there’s something funky brewing in the hills of Asheville, North Carolina, and it goes by the name RBTS Win.

Using analog gear and samplers, as well as guitars, Miami transplant Javier Bolea and Asheville native Cliff B. Worsham concoct indie-pop flavored boom bap full of fuzzy feedback and sunny harmonies that is as earthy and mystical as the converted cathedral in which they recorded part of their debut LP, Palm Sunday (Deluxe Edition), self-released on May 20.

Like The Avalanches, Beck, and Starfucker, Bolea and Worsham approach their beats with a whimsical toy box wonder, and pour their hearts into their nerdy, slightly awkward but sweet vocals. The enduring effect reminds us of wandering into a random tent at summer camp and realizing, “So this is where the cool weirdos have been hanging out”. Toro y Moi, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Prefuse 73 and Moogfest have already taken notice, offering them gigs, and there are shows scheduled for this summer, so watch for them in your town. Until then, stream the “Live From The End Of The World” (featuring vocalist/MC Schyler Chaise) below.

Palm Sunday (Deluxe Edition) is out now via Bandcamp.

1. Beach Child
2. Death Magic
3. Tidal Prism
4. Forgotten Coast
5. Mountain Child
6. Purple Smoke
7. Bodega Trip
8. When I Think of You
9. Live From the End of the World
10. So Celebrate
11. Take Me Up
12. Stay Wavy
13. Wish You Knew