Lucky Pineapple was comprised of an unlikely combination of classically trained musicians, veterans of the Louisville punk scene, theatre performers, improvisational noise artists and all around unique individuals. From their earliest days, since inception in 2004, they have tried to play out of the ordinary shows including art gallery parking lots, Zombie Proms, film festivals, house parties, a student lounge at Transylvania University, as a musical interlude during a teen talent show at the Louisville Free Public Library, frequent appearances on WFPK’s Live Lunch series, cross-dressing events, Louisville Slugger Field (home of the Louisville Bats AAA baseball team), warehouse music festivals, and world renown theaters (such as Actors Theater Louisville). Their live shows have included light shows, video projection collaborations, matching tuxedos, inflatable palm trees, magicians, costumed superheroes, a go-go dancer, their own dance troupe, eye balls, a bubble truck, and a semi-regular group of back-up singers.
The band self-released their debut album The New Rainbow in 2006 and were featured on a Noise Pollution split seven inch with fellow Louisvillians VRKTM that same year. In 2005, recording engineer and Lucky Pineapple friend Mike Bridavsky was at a Tape-Op convention and found himself winning a poker game for which the prize was a free day of recording at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio in Chicago. After donating this prize to Lucky Pineapple, the band chipped in for a second day of recording. The five songs that came from this session provided the foundation for The Bubble Has Burst in Sky City (2009), and was later filled out with additional material recorded at their home studio. Shortly after a 2008 Noise Pollution release, that album caught the ears of sonaBLAST! Records, who agreed to back it for a national rerelease in August of 2009. Concurrent with the rerelease, the band partnered with local filmmaker Andrew Vititoe to produce their first music video for “Moment in an Empty Street.” The video premiered at the Louisville Film Society’s 2nd Annual Kentucky Showcase of Short Film and Video, to rave reviews in September of 2009. Recently, Lucky Pineapple made their debut performance at a sold out showcase at South By Southwest Music Festival in March, 2010. In February, 2011 the band announced that they had officially ended.