Bubble Made Imagination is a quirky indie rock band from Columbus, OH.
“The fact that these two tracks can share an album consecutively highlights a diverse musical background and internal mastery of the intent of both genres; the free-spirited love and doobie-induced indifference of a music festival in one track immediately followed by the angst and active rebellion of punk rock. It’s clear the group knows how to make good music; all ten tracks are well conceived and performed.”
Genre: Quirky, indie-rock with a DIY attitude
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Influences: Tripping Daisy, Genesis, Green Day, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin
Sounds like: Talking Heads, The Flaming Lips, The New Pornographers, Car Seat Headrest
Bubble Made Imagination formed in Athens, OH in 2001 when Andy Dunfee had more songs than his band, Loesha the Swan Goddess, could use. He borrowed a drum kit and, with a four-track recorder and home computer, did the first album, Splitting Needs Down to Infinity.
In Columbus, OH, from 2002-2006, with the same DIY attitude, he would craft three albums-worth of quirky, lo-fi, rock songs about death, infinity, love of the imaginary, and drunken dance parties, including the songs Party People, We’ve All Passed Away, and My Devil is Bleeding Me.
After a career change, 2006 marked a move to Denver, CO and the start of a quiet decade for music. A few tracks were cut, notably Where Our Memories Keep and Hip Hop Album Track 1, but life focused on work, travel, and the bar scene.
By 2016, Andy was back in Columbus, OH and, after joining forces with local folk/punk band, Them Labs, the creative juices flowed, Bubble Made Imagination was resurrected, and new songs were written. One more move (after Andy and his wife had a baby) later, a studio was built where the album, My Devil, was recorded and mixed.
My Devil is a ten-song LP 70% about death, 20% about bears, and 10% about cereal.