THE ROYAL BASEMENT PODCAST #16: LIL BUB & HER DUDES!
If you've somehow managed to live your life thus far without knowledge of Lil Bub's existence, welcome to the next level. Lil Bub is a beautiful and magical space cat who lives with her dude (recording engineer/musician Mike Bridavsky of Russian Recording) and his family in the lovely burg of Bloomington, Indiana. Lil Bub is a special needs cat, a "perma-kitten" who has an extreme case of dwarfism and who will forever stay tiny and adorable. She is arguably one of the most famous cats on the internet (hanging out with Robert Deniro, Whoopi Goldberg, Michelle Obama and a cast of musical royalty like Steve Albini, Kim Deal, and Andrew W.K.), and she uses her incredible powers to help other animals in need with Lil Bub's Big Fund, and has raised over $300,000 for the ASPCA in her career as a famous cat.
In late 2015, Lil Bub joined the elite ranks of "cats who have made records" with the release of her debut LP (Science And Magic, on Joyful Noise). It's a kaleidoscopic joyride through the world as Bub sees it, with some bubbly blasts of chiptune textures and epic, uplifting sweeps of color that paint the experience of Bub's journey to Earth in all of its giddy glory.
We sat down with composer/producer/performer/best dudes Mike Bridavsky and Matt Tobey (both of the criminally underrated Memory Map) and Lil Bub herself when the crew was in Seattle recently for an appearance at Silver Platters and talked about the making of the record and Bub's plans for 2016.
Thanks so much to Mike, Matt and Bub for taking the time to chat! Go pick up Science and Magic at any store near you or grab a copy here.