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Here's a new track from the Mumford & Sons-endorsed Rubblebucket

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Rubblebucket’s new EP, Save Charlie, won’t be out until Oct. 1 on Communion Records, but The A.V. Club has the exclusive premiere of one of the album’s tracks, “What A Fool Believes,” below. On this track, as well as on the rest of the EP, the Brooklyn band’s output falls somewhere between psych rock and dance pop, attempting, somehow to land on the “smile-inducing point on the tangent that connects Bjork and Broken Social Scene,” according to press materials.


Save Charlie’s release corresponds with the kickoff of the Communion Tour, which finds Rubblebucket, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Willy Mason, and Yacht Club DJs stopping in nine different cities across the states. A full list of those dates is below.

It’s worth noting that Mumford & Son keyboardist Ben Lovett is one of Communion’s co-founders, and is thus a strong proponent of Rubblebucket. If you like one group, you may just like the other. Quoth Lovett:

“Every now and then, we, as pretty basic primal creatures, hear music that makes us feel like moving. We might not know the music, its origins, or its meanings, but it compels us to move on a subconscious level. In some ways that is the essence of the beauty of music. And this was what happened when I first experienced Rubblebucket… the depth and volume of their writing has blown me away, just pure creation, the music just falls out of them. They're great people and their music is going to touch a lot people's lives the way it did mine that night. Just press play on 'Save Charlie' and feel your body start to move.”

Rubblebucket tour 2013
Oct. 1—Rockwood Music Hall—New York, New York*
Oct. 2—Black Cat—Washington, D.C.*
Oct. 3—Johnny Brenda’s—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania*
Oct. 4—Fete—Providence, Rhode Island
Oct. 8—Bluebird Theater—Bloomington, Indiana*
Oct. 9—Zanzibar—Louisville, Kentucky*
Oct. 10—The High Watt/Mercy Lounge—Nashville, Tennessee*
Oct. 11—New Earth Music Hall—Athens, Georgia
Oct. 12—Fly Free Festival—Clarksville, Tennessee
Oct. 25—Hodi's Half Note—Fort Collins, Colorado
Oct. 26—Larimer Lounge—Denver, Colorado
Oct. 28—Urban Lounge—Salt Lake City, Utah
Oct. 29—Neurolux—Boise, Idaho
Oct. 31—Cozmic Pizza—Eugene, Oregon
Nov. 1—Mississippi Studios—Portland, Oregon
Nov. 2—Barboza—Seattle, Washington
Nov. 6—Harlows—Sacramento, California
Nov. 7—New Parish—Oakland, California
Nov. 8—The Casbah—San Diego, California
Nov. 9—The Satellite—Los Angeles, California
Nov. 20—Westcott Theatre—Syracuse, New York
Nov. 22—Paradise—Boston, Massachusetts
Nov. 23—Pearl Street—Northhampton, Massachusetts
Dec. 4—Rex Theater—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Dec. 5—Founders—Grand Rapids, Michigan
Dec. 6—Blue Moose—Iowa City, Iowa
Dec. 7—Lincoln Hall—Chicago, Illinois

* Communion tour stops