Brooklyn based modern-indie-dance orchestra, Rubblebucket, is back with their fourth full-length album, Survival Sounds. For their 11 song label debut with Communion Records, the seven piece act has developed their eclectic style into something extraordinary. Their upbeat trippy-trumpet tunes transport the listener into a lovely dream that truly inspires a positive, carefree attitude.
Like going on an island vacation with Passion Pit and Earth, Wind & Fire, Survival Sounds demonstrates the groups seamless blending of their reggae, electronic, and 70s funk influences. Sound of Erasing and Shake me Around use deep jungle drum beats, thick bass grooves, and calypso inspired synth to showcase the bands affinity for the island style. The strong horn presence on Major Roxy and the aptly named Rewind have us dancing all the way back to the the discos of the past, but the equally strong synth countermelodies and distortions hit fast forward and pull us into the distant future.
The rest of the album showcases how Rubblebucket has pulled elements from these styles to create their own, individual sound. Songs like On the Ground, Carousel Ride, and My Life balance psychedelic synthesizer, blaring horns, pounding drums, catchy guitar riffs, groovy bass lines, and warm insightful vocals in a way that suspends reality and replaces it with beautifully imaginative music. As a whole, Survival Sounds radiates a happy-go-lucky attitude and simply makes us want to smile and dance. We have a lot to look forward to from Rubblebucket, and Survival Sounds will be available for purchase on August 25.
And we here at Baeble were also fortunate enough to spend some time in the studio with Rubblebucket so check out this exclusive interview that we have with the band.