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The Rapture

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All Music Guide:

Once hailed by some writers as the second coming of Gang of Four, the Rapture were the flagship band of the post-punk revival that swept through the indie underground during the early 2000s. Formed in 1998 by New Yorkers Vito Roccoforte (drums) and Luke Jenner (guitars, vocals), the band toured heavily before releasing a mini-album, Mirror, in 1999. More shows with the likes of Sunny Day Real Estate and Nuzzle followed; meanwhile, a string of bassists and keyboard players cycled through the lineup, with Jenner and Roccoforte serving as the only two permanent members. Bassist Matt Safer, who had recently moved from Washington, D.C., officially joined the band in time for Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks, a six-song EP released by Sub Pop in 2001. Gabriel Andruzzi was added to the lineup one year later, handling the keyboard parts that had become integral to the Rapture's blend of post-punk aesthetics and dance rhythms.

The Rapture's profile increased with the release of "House of Jealous Lovers" in 2003. The song had been recorded with help from the DFA production team, who added heavy electronics to the band's sound, and its popularity convinced the Rapture to continue working with DFA on a full-length album. The result was Echoes, which was released in late 2003 and spawned two Top 40 singles in the U.K. Its follow-up, Pieces of the People We Love, was released three years later by Mercury and involved production input from Ewan Pearson, Danger Mouse, and Paul Epworth. Tapes, a stylistically broad mix album, came out through !K7 in 2008. Safer left the following year and it would be two more years before the band would release another studio album. In the Grace of Your Love, issued in 2011, saw their return to the DFA label, with Andruzzi filling in on bass.

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Six Degrees of The Rapture’s In the Grace of Your Love

By Andy Battaglia, Contributor

It used to be easier to pretend that an album was its own perfectly self-contained artifact. The great records certainly feel that way. But albums are more permeable than solid, their motivations, executions and inspirations informed by, and often stolen from, their peers and forbearers. It all sounds awfully formal, but it's not. It's the very nature of music — of art, even. The Six Degrees features examine the relationships between classic records and five… more »

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Six Degrees of The Rapture’s In the Grace of Your Love

By Andy Battaglia, Contributor

It used to be easier to pretend that an album was its own perfectly self-contained artifact. The great records certainly feel that way. But albums are more permeable than solid, their motivations, executions and inspirations informed by, and often stolen from, their peers and forbearers. It all sounds awfully formal, but it's not. It's the very nature of music — of art, even. The Six Degrees features examine the relationships between classic records and five… more »

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  • 10.07.16 RT @Gran_Salon: Encuentra #GSM2016 como parte de los eventos de @HazDF https://t.co/akIbmM5SEJ https://t.co/Lctm9Ra4NX
  • 07.20.16 RT @nnmpuntocl: Tenemos el estreno de un nuevo edit gratuito de @VitoDruzzi, ex integrantes de @ITSTHERAPTURE. Esto nos contaron: https://t…
  • 05.25.16 RT @lagastatwit: Premiere: Tom Zé - Correio Da Estação Do Brás (Vito & Druzzi Rework) https://t.co/AlyPR5iFGY @VitoDruzzi https://t.co/z65g…
  • 04.26.16 RT @FestivalMarvin: .@PolySpree, Britt y Alex de @spoontheband, @chetesgarza, Vito&Druzzi de @ITSTHERAPTURE harán arder #FestivalMarvin🔥 ht…
  • 01.21.16 RT @acidstag: PREMIERE: @VitoDruzzi (of @ITSTHERAPTURE) give #HughMasekela a taste of jungle-disco; https://t.co/SaAFnp6ajM https://t.co/P5…
  • 11.17.15 RT @BellHouseNY: Just announced! @jdsamson plays @BellHouseNY + @VitoDruzzi (of @ITSTHERAPTURE) & more! Info https://t.co/ZVQRHwwjYb https:…
  • 11.06.15 RT @lagastatwit: Premiere: The Rapture’s Vito Roccoforte & Xavier made a great edit of “I Can’t Go For That" https://t.co/hlUzT9qU5r https:…
  • 10.28.15 RT @thefader: Premiere: Get hypnotized by @VitoDruzzi's beautiful new "It's EZ" video. https://t.co/07yrXrFIUf https://t.co/KPb6KyPTXu
  • 09.25.15 RT @VitoDruzzi: "It's Ez" is officially out and available digitally! feat.@lovexaviermusic. Remixes by @yoanlokier&LA4A(@ambivalent):http:/…
  • 09.03.15 The Rapture members @VitoDruzzi have a new record coming out check out what @acidstag has to say. http://t.co/ewH6BW5Grp
  • 09.02.15 RT @XLR8R: Stream a track from @VitoDruzzi's new EP on @THRONE_OF_BLOOD http://t.co/yKsPmH6rJ2
  • 08.29.15 RT @VitoDruzzi: DFA family all night long! http://t.co/LnoWbk4NC5