Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Rapture


The Rapture formed in 1998 by keyboardist Chris Relyea, drummer Vito Roccoforte and guitarist/vocalist Luke Jenner. In 1999 the band released its debut 'mini-album',Mirror. Following this release, the band relocated to New York. They were finally joined by Matt Safer having gone through five keyboard players and two bassists in an eighteen-month period. After touring extensively for two years, the band released the six-song EP Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks on the Sub Pop label, with the lead track featuring in the film adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel The Rules Of Attraction. The Rapture were forerunners of the post-punk revival of the early 2000s, as they mixed their early post-punk sound with electronic and dance elements via their collaboration with the celebrated New York production team DFA. Multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Andruzzi joined the band in 2002. Their first full-length record, Echoes, was released to critical acclaim in 2003, including album of the year by pitchforkmedia.com.

In January 2004, the Rapture acted as main support to Funeral for a Friend on the NME Awards Tour, alongside other burgeoning acts Franz Ferdinand and The Von Bondies. Later that year, the band toured on the main stage of the Curiosa Festival alongside Interpol, Scarling., Mogwai, Cursive, Thursday, The Cooper Temple Clause,Head Automatica, and their own idols, The Cure.
Also in 2004, the band released a DVD, Is Live, and Well, in New York City through DFA Records/Mercury Records.
The Rapture released their second full-length album, Pieces of the People We Love, on Universal Motown Records in September 2006. Paul Epworth, Ewan Pearson andDanger Mouse produced the album.
The Rapture supported The Killers on the London leg of their tour at the Carling Academy Brixton from 26 November to 28 November 2006 and Daft Punk on the North American leg of their tour in 2007.
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29 comments:

  1. Never heard of 'em, will have to check 'em out some time. Thanks for postin' this!

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  2. Never heard of em. Will check them out though, thanks :)

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  3. Nice write up pretty interesting

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  4. Your blog makes me feel like I am missing out on a lot of music. No quick clips for us to hear? We're bloggers, man! We need links or embedded tunes! :)

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  5. I've never heard of these guys, but nonetheless good sound.

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  6. When it comes to your post, GTL can also stand for "Great Thoughts at Length"... keep it up!

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  7. gonna give a listen to when I get a chance, thanks for the suggestion

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  8. Will check them out..love funeral for a friend

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  9. a friend showed me some songs, they are quite nice.

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  10. You've made some interesting points... I also have some points (actually bubbles) on Enhanced by MS Paint :)

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  11. I have to agree with you here. Check out my other TS blog, Swift Fanatics!

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  12. Checked out a few songs from these guys, they rock. I'm going to have to review some of them in my blog.

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