Eledísco Vol. 3: The Rapture

Published on October 24th, 2011

The Rapture has proved to be one of the most interesting and unfailingly awesome indie dance rock bands of the century. Their songs are consistently featured in movies, TV, video games and even as the anthem for the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer. I first heard their sound after investing in the extensive Grand Theft Auto 4 collector’s edition that included the single “No Sex For Ben” in the official soundtrack, and I immediately was enthralled with 2006’s Pieces of the People We Love. But since then, new musical content from the New York City-based band has been few and far between since guitarist/vocalist Luke Jenner left the band temporarily for personal reasons.

Then last May, ironically one day after the predicted and highly publicized Biblical Rapture by Harold Camping, they announced the arrival of a new album coming soon. In the Grace of Your Love was released on September 2nd, and we are all but blessed to hear Jenner’s melodious tones once again bellowing along to jazzy bass lines and off beat hit hats. Even better, the album was produced by Phillipe Zdar of Cassius fame, right after finishing recording on Phoenix’s Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. If that wasn’t enough, the iTunes version of the album featured remixes of the instant hit “How Deep Is Your Love?” by Emperor Machine and Populette, which were officially re-released at the end of September with added an remix and dub by A-Trak! So enjoy the selections.

The Rapture – Never Die Again

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The Rapture – It Takes Time to Be a Man

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The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love?

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The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love? (A-Trak Remix)


*One of my favorite remixes of the year*

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