Interview // The RAPTURE
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Super Sad True Love Story
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Interview // The Rapture

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'How Deep Is Your Love' is a song title claimed by multiple bands. Most recently, The Rapture took it for the lead single from their latest album In The Grace Of Your Love. Its a fun fact to note that self-proclaimed bad boys of late 90s R&B, Dru Hill (which also happens to be a park in Baltimore that the band are named after) also lay ownership to the song title. "Sisqó and I are from the same state," Gabriel Andruzzi, the band's multi-instrumentalist (and the best goddamn cow-bell dinger I've ever seen) announces. "And actually, I was at dinner next to Dru Hill two nights ago." 

 

Last night they played the newest shiniest jewel in São Paulo's venues, Cine Joia. And now seems the perfect time to share the interview we did with Gabe, where he shares his thoughts on Sisqó, frustration surrounding the bands evolution and what he's going to do about being scared shitless to be one of those ageing rocker bros.

 

Since the unexpected announcement of the release of another album, it's been well documented that The Rapture have spent the past few years getting through and getting over lots of stuff. Births, deaths, break-ups, make-ups and finally, an album produced by Philippe Zdar that deals with it all. 'It all' being any number of the hurts and resentments that happened which in turn, enabled the band to find some redemption and acceptance enough to make an album themed with that very process. It's been greeted critically with mixed reviews, but regardless of what people think, the boys are happy with the record. And so they should be.

 

Interview after the jump ----->>>

Your Love For Rapture Is About To Get Deeper

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The White Out Session from DFA was a good way to make us really excited about music with a really simple idea; just by playing it, straight from vinyl. A month and over 100k plays later, we're finally being given the most successful song of the series, The Rapture's 'How Deep Is Your Love', for free, but before we link you to it, here's our requisite 2 cents.

 

DFA White Out Sessions - How Deep Is Your Love? by The Rapture

 

 

This new single is The Raptures' most infectious moment since 'House of Jealous Lovers'. The band, who slowly transitioned between discopunk to discopop, is now drinking straight from the fawcett of Chicago house. And although arriving a bit late to the revival of the big 90s piano party, the band did an excellent job. Mainly because this song is epic - and better, doesn't rely on over production to achieve that.

In fact, the production is quite basic. It relies on one piano line, drums, hand claps, synthesizers and raw vocals; but the way it all combines, how it keeps getting bigger and bigger throughout it's 6:26 into a massive entity will certainly create those moments where the whole dance floor closes their eyes and screams their guts out.

Ok, now go like Rapture's Facebook page or give your e-mail to the DFA site to download this:

 

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Oh, and it's not only the single that's being given away by the band. If you head to Adult Swim and click onto their "Singles Program 2011" session you'll receive a electro-meets-space-disco remix by Emperor Machine full of their peculiarities and weird touch, like that crooked sax solo at the end.

 

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The Rapture’s In the Grace of Your Love is out Setpember 6th on DFA.
MIX: The Rapture for Triple J

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In 2008, The Rapture released a mix for !K7 that was just phenomenal. Between old and modern classic, Tapes was a great introduction to house music for a lot of people that liked the band for their infusion of dance beats and punk guitars. Some years have passed, Matthew Safer (singer and bass player) left the band. Now a trio, the band have been locked in the studio since then, producing a new album that was supposed to have come out in late 2010.

 

Now, in 2011, the band seems to be getting back on track and are re-creating hype for them and their Australian label Throne Of Blood. They've created another impressive mix, this time for Triple J radio. In (nearly) a one hour set, the band goes though some house, disco and funk classics that will make sure you dance, but they also introduce some unexpected genres into the mix like blues and jazz, turning it in something more complex than your normal club set.

 

  The Rapture "Triple J Radio Mix" by Throne Of Blood

 

Unfortunately, no tracklist available, but, hey, it’s a free mix, so don’t complain!

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