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Last week everyone had a good, tiresome chuckle about some crank's prediction that the Rapture would be happening this past Saturday by plastering their Facebook walls with the appropriate videos by Blondie, R.E.M., Anita Baker, etc. (and by etc. of course I mean this). Also in the mix was long-dormant NYC disco punk band the Rapture, from whom we hadn't heard since 2006's disappointingly uneven departure from longtime label DFA Pieces of the People We Love. Since then, founding member Matt Safer left the band, their old labelmates LCD Soundsystem blew the fuck up and bowed out (leaving no clear heir--sorry, Holy Ghost!, Cut Copy, et al.), and everyone basically moved while still recalling the Rapture's best jams--"Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks," "House of Jealous Lovers," Killing," W.A.Y.U.H."--with great fondness.
Last week, though, people with whom I hadn't talked in ages about the Rapture (the band) all of a sudden were wondering what the hell the guys had been up to. Which I guess still makes it good timing--although it may have gotten a lot more play last week--that today comes a press release announcing the now-trio's return to DFA records and their plans to release the new album In the Grace of Your Love on September 6. This time it's really happening.
To the press release!
In The Grace of Your Love
September 6, 2011 via DFA Records
The Rapture have announced the release details for their long awaited third album In The Grace Of Your Love on September 6th through DFA Records.
The release of In The Grace Of Your Love marks the dawn of a new chapter in the bands history and a welcome return to DFA Records, having re-signed with the label that released some of their most acclaimed early singles, and whose founders James Murphy & Tim Goldsworthy produced their debut album Echoes. This an exciting release for the DFA familiy who will also be celebrating that same month the iconic label's 10th Anniversary.
Together with French producer Philippe Zdar (Phoenix, Beastie Boys, Chromeo) they have crafted and shaped a bold & euphoric album that sounds definitively & distinctly like The Rapture and no one else. Through the course of its eleven tracks, you can immerse yourself as waves of lyrical optimism & introspection crash between angular guitars & pulsing synthesizers, pounding drums & into sweet rhythmical lullabies. This is the sound of The Rapture re-engaged and revitalized with a voice as clear as they ever had.
The full tracklisting is as follows:
In The Grace Of Your Love
1) Sail Away
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
In The Grace Of Your Love was recorded at Motorbass, Paris and Gary's Electric in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
The Rapture are Gabriel Andruzzi, Luke Jenner & Vito Roccoforte
Stay tuned for US tour dates!