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The Rapture Break Up

By Will Oliver, March 18th 2014

The Rapture

Way too many bands I like are breaking up. Seems like I’m reading about a new one every week. Time to add The Rapture to the ever growing list.

According to Self-Titled Mag, the decision to call it quits was one the band made long ago. They just opted not to make a public fuss over it. Sort of like that friend who deletes their facebook page one day. I guess?

All was quiet until Red Bull Music Academy released their latest NYC concert takeover, which was Luke Jenner listed as (formerly of The Rapture). Hence, eyebrows were raised, questions were asked, and the news finally broke.

Disappointing news, but not surprising at all. Makes me feel better that I got to catch the guys back in 2011. Only wish I realized it would be my last time.

[new]: The Rapture – In Love Divine

By Will Oliver, November 10th 2011

Sometimes songs don’t fit on a band’s album. This is often why we have b-sides. Some bands best music comes through b-sides. This is usually because the band records the music honestly, without worrying about it fitting in. But sometimes these b-sides are so damn good that you really wonder how it isn’t on the album.

This is certainly the case with “In Love Divine”, a song that was included as a bonus track of the Japanese version of The Rapture’s new album, In The Grace Of Your Love. It’s a thunderous track full on booming psychedelic influences and fantastic dance undertones. It’s arguably one of the best things that they’ve ever released.

It definitely sounds more like something they would have done earlier, which is probably why it didn’t make the cut, but damn, this track deserves to be heard by everyone.

Take a listen to it below via Some Kind Of Awesome.
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The Rapture reminded us of why they are the true dance-rock champions of the 2000’s. Their set at the Spin/Ray-Ban party was heavy on the classics, only playing a few cuts off the new LP such as “How Deep Is Your Love?”, which sounding 10x more epic live.

“Whoo! Alright – Yeah… Uh Huh” was insanely good, to the point where I was questioning why it doesn’t get more love by the general music public. Of course “House Of Jealous Lovers” was the true champion of the night, striking a chord with every living being in the firehouse. It was a heavy version that left me transfixed with goosebumps. Hearing that song live should be on everyone’s bucket-list, no questions asked.

Regardless of how you feel about the new LP, The Rapture are still a treat to see live. If you like punk ridden dance music that will make your rock out without being self conscious, there isn’t anyone better for the job.

More photos are posted after the jump, along with a video of “House Of Jealous Lovers”:
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The Rapture To Perform New Album During Live Stream Tonight

By Will Oliver, August 16th 2011 — with 1 comment

DFA Records has announced that The Rapture are going to play their entire new album, How Deep Is Your Love?, via live broadcast. It’s a part of DFA’s White Out Session and will feature a q&a session. Fans can submit questions by tweeting @itstherapture or @dfarecords, or by posting on the events facebook wall.

Prizes will be given out to those who ask questions and who are “attending” the facebook event.

Keep an eye out at this link, where it will all take place starting at 8 p.m.

The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love?

By Will Oliver, June 21st 2011

The Rapture are bringing back dance rock back with their new single, “How Deep Is Your Love?”. A few weeks ago DFA uploaded a video of an actual 7″ single of the song is played live for us to hear, disco ball and all.

It’s been such a long time since we’ve heard new music from The Rapture, and this song definitely doesn’t disappoint. The beginning of the song almost had me mistaking them for Hot Chip, a sign that The Rapture have taken a more rootsy approach to dance music, sounding more like a DFA band then ever before.

Grab your dancing shoes, and figure out how deep your love truly is.

DFA White Out Sessions – How Deep Is Your Love? by The Rapture from DFA Records on Vimeo.

The Rapture will release their new album, In The Grace of Your Love, on September 6th, via DFA.

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