"The Rutabega single-handedly states the case for sincerity in such a clear and cogent way the only reaction is to softly smile, bob your head a little bit and give into the tidal wave of sad, simple, beauty that issues forth.” (Conan Neutron, Collapse Board)
South Bend, Indiana's Joshua Wayne Hensley has been writing, recording, and birthing sad-bastard songs under The Rutabega moniker since early 2002. The singer/ guitarist has shared the stage with John Vanderslice, The Mountain Goats, and Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and has several releases under his belt including Polyvinyl's split EP with Owen (aka Mike Kinsella) and two full-length albums with Chicago's Johann's Face label.
In 2011 Joshua joined forces with Garth Mason, and The Rutabega evolved into a bona fide Carp Rock power-duo (minus the blues, plus the creepy). Inspired by their blossoming bromance and the challenge of creating a full sound as a duo, the two began working on new material, recorded a Daytrotter session, and played a bundle of shows including dates with Bottomless Pit, Kurt Vile, My Brightest Diamond and The Love Language.
Come Back Big Brother
Turn on the Summer
Buried in the Snow
Through the Holes in the Floor
Out of the Woods and Into the Light
"Brother The Lights Don't Work" is the culmination of two+ years of sweaty rock shows, plasma sales, and tears. 150 gram translucent orange vinyl (limited to 200 copies), packaged with a card for a free download (MP3, FLAC, or other preferred format).: PRF Distro : : The Rutabega :