Those disappointed by the absences of The Rapture this past weekend might be please to know that the new date set for The Rapture is Sept 6, 2011. On that day, the original Brooklyn disco-punks will release their third album, In The Grace of Your Love, their first since 2007′s Pieces of the People We Love. …MORE
Whe we heard last year that Mattie Safer, bassist/singer for dance-punk veterans The Rapture was leaving the group, we suspected he’d basically gone night clubbin’ and never came back. This clip, shot last month in NYC, pretty much proves our suspicions. The audio quality isn’t great, but you can clearly glean the raw jukin’ Jamie Lidell-meets-Green Velvet vibe happening here. There’s also apparently a verse from Telli of Ninjasonik that you can’t really make out at all. Pretty excited to hear this properly recorded. It’s going to be available Feb. 15th on Ed Banger’s Let The Children Techno compilation, mixed by Busy P and Mehdi.
Now stripped to a three-piece following the departure of Mattie Safer, NYC dance-punks The Rapture are back in the studio, this time with Philippe Zdar (the producer behind Phoenix’s breakthrough album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix). And the band isn’t shy in saying their fourth full-length will school a certain new device coming to market in an interview with Pitchfork.
“Being in Paris makes the whole process seem kind of mysterious, a little magical,” says saxophonist/percussionist/keyboardist Gabe Andruzzi. “It’s going to be a mystical, magical album.” I tell him that “mystical, magical” reminds me of Steve Jobs introducing the iPad.
“Our new album’s gonna be fucking 100 times better than the iPad,” he jokes. “With this record you’re going to be interfacing with your soul in ways that have never happened before.”