Rubblebucket could have remained trapped among the morass of Brooklyn dance-rock acts, but the five-piece has won notoriety by coalescing bright hooks with a complete disregard for genre convention. On such efforts as 2013’s Save Charlie EP, the band seamlessly incorporates funky horns, catchy synth loops, and tUnE-yArDs-esque percussion to craft their own brand of forward-thinking pop. On August 26, Rubblebucket will add a third full-length to their catalog: Survival Sounds, the group’s first LP for Communion Records, the label founded in part by Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett.
Produced and mixed by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen, Cloud Nothings), the upcoming record features lead single “Sound of Erasing,” an apt primer for Rubblebucket’s singular vision. The track’s ska guitars build over glitchy sonics, and finally erupt into an tropical-friendly crescendo. Listen below, .