Rubblebucket – “Save Charlie”


Communion Records—the same label to give us the brooding of Daughter, the fearlessness of Deap Vally and the soul of Michael Kiwanuka, are putting out the forthcoming EP from funk-art-pop Brooklyn seven-piece Rubblebucket. Entitled Save Charlie, the album will be out on September 24, and the title track spark a comparison to their local peers San Fermin—veering horns and vocals so bright they illuminate the whole track.

Their trumpeter and band leader Alex Toth explains that the song is essentially a rework of a lost, prior version. “I had written a pretty different version of Save Charlie almost 2 years ago,” Toth said. “Then my laptop was stolen out of a bar in Bushwick and I lost it forever… Hopefully I remembered the cool stuff about it and forgot the bad stuff.” It sounds like he did—sometimes losing turns into a victory itself.

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