Put The Rapture” and Cut Copy in the same song, and you got a dance explosion of sorts. The Rapture got Cut Copy to remix “Sail Away” for the single’s EP, and result is a synth delight that has Cut Copy’s fingerprints all over it. Stream it along with two other remixes from Aeroplane and Cosmic Kids at DFA’s Soundcloud page.
The EP drops January 16 via DFA Records.
The Rapture’s Luke Jenner has an epic encounter with a shiny silver bag in their music video for “Sail Away”. It’s their first music video in nearly 4 years.
Not much in the video makes sense, which is probably what they and director Kris Moyes were going for. Watch the video below. See if you can make some sense out of it all.
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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.
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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You can take a listen to the live stream that DFA did for The Rapture’s new album, In The Grace Of Your Love. The White Out Session was live streamed the other night, and now it’s uploaded for your listening pleasure:
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 already gave us a taste of their new single “How Deep Is Your Love?” and now we have an official mp3 that the band are offering for free. The song emphasizes what a dance song should sound like in the summer. It can be yours for the price of a download:
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.
It’s only fitting that The Rapture announce their new album a few days after the world famous Harold Camping “rapture”. The band is calling the new LP, In The Grace of Your Love, and it will be released on September 5th via DFA. Philippe Zdar produced the record which was recorded in Brooklyn and Paris.
It’s been nearly five years since The Rapture released Pieces of the People We Love. Damn. I can’t wait to hear some new grooves. Check out a live video of lead off track “Sail Away” that they played last summer:
Here’s the new LP’s tracklist as well:
2. Miss You
3. Blue Bird
4. Come Back To Me
5. In the Grace of Your Love
6. Never Gonna Die Again
7. Roller Coaster
9. Can You Find A Way?
10. How Deep Is Your Love?
11. It Takes Time To Be A Man