The Rapture released a new video for the title track from 2011’s comeback album which made a few waves when it came out but was mostly overlooked. Club lights, deadpans from Luke Jenner, reds and pinks; it’s simple but interesting.
OK, the lineup for this year’s Primavera Festival is outrageous: A$AP Rocky, AraabMUZIK, Atlas Sound, Beirut, Björk, Black Lips, Danny Brown, Death Cab For Cutie, Death Grips, Dirty Beaches, Girls, Grimes, Hype Williams, Japandroids, Justice, Liturgy, Mazzy Star, Melvins, Napalm Death, Neon Indian, OFF!, Real Estate, Refused, SBTRKT, Sharon Van Etten, Spiritualized, The Cure, The Drums, The Rapture, The War On Drugs, The xx, Trash Talk, Washed Out, Wavves, Wilco, Yo La Tengo and about a hundred other bands.
A weird one from The Rapture. Frontman Luke Jenner and his still undeniable voice sail away in Brooklyn on….a mylar pouch (?) while the rest of the band plays oversized conch shells.
It’s getting to be that time of year where we look back at 2011’s trends and decide which ones we liked and which we didn’t. One musical trend that can’t be ignored is the saxophone – it showed up everywhere. Lisa Simpson would be thrilled.
This Week: The Rapture return after five years of silence; Bombay Bicycle Club combine albums one and two for the third; Thundercat’s futuristic-jazz-soul (co-produced by Flying Lotus); Sir Paul McCartney re-releases a 2005 hit with Radiohead’s Nigel Godrich at the helm; TV On The Radio’s live EP, recorded one month after the loss of bassist Gerard Smith.
Dance-punk rockers The Rapture celebrate their upcoming release and return to DFA with an hour-plus Radiomix from band member Gabriel Andruzzi. A hardcore start with Bad Brains quickly drops into a hour-plus set of percussion-heavy and downtempo electro-house. A great mix for the long weekend.
My god these guys were awesome. If you don’t have The Rapture’s first album, Out Of The Races And Onto The Tracks, you should get it. Unless you have been raptured yourself, in which case…nevermind. But you sinners – you should definitely have it.
This post-punk-funk set includes classic tracks by Gang of Four and Bush Tetras as well as The Rapture and Divo. And you can have it free.