The Rapture (NYC band, since 1998)

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The Rapture were a rock band from New York City, formed in 1998. The band's final line-up consisted of Luke Jenner (lead vocals, guitar), Vito Roccoforte (drums, percussion) and Gabriel Andruzzi (keyboards, bass, saxophone). The band mixed influences from many genres including dance-punk, post-punk, acid house, disco, and electronica. They were forerunners of the post-punk revival during the early 2000s, as they mixed their early post-punk sound with electronic and dance elements.

The band began by releasing a mini-album, Mirror, in January 1999, under Gravity Records. Afterward, in 2001, the band signed to Sub Pop and released the EP Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks. The band released the song "House of Jealous Lovers" in 2002 under their new record label DFA Records. After a re-recorded re-release of the song, it peaked at number 27 on the UK Singles Chart in 2003 and later received critical acclaim from critics. Later that year, the band released their first full-length studio album, Echoes. Following a departure from DFA Records, the band released their second studio album, Pieces of the People We Love, in 2006 under Universal Records and Vertigo Records, featuring production from Danger Mouse, Paul Epworth, and Ewan Pearson.

The band entered a small hiatus in 2008 after band member Luke Jenner left the band, but he eventually returned to the band after a few months. Matt Safer, the band's long time bassist, also left the band permanently in 2009. After a re-signing to DFA Records, the band released their third studio album, In the Grace of Your Love, in September 2011, which was their first studio album in five years. In 2014, it was revealed that the Rapture had officially disbanded.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Mirror The Rapture 1
2003 Echoes The Rapture 3.35 3
2006 Pieces of the People We Love The Rapture 3
2011 In the Grace of Your Love The Rapture 4

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 !K7 Tapes The Rapture 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 2003-10-02: Black Session #198: Paris, France The Rapture 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 The Chair That Squeaks The Rapture 2
2002 House of Jealous Lovers The Rapture 6
2003 Give Me Every Little Thing / Killing The Juan MacLean / The Rapture 2
2003 Sister Saviour The Rapture 3
2004 Love Is All The Rapture 1
2004 Sister Saviour (6 Mix Promo) The Rapture 1
2006 Get Myself Into It The Rapture 3
2006 Whoo! Alright - Yeah... Uh Huh. The Rapture 3
2011 How Deep Is Your Love? The Rapture 1
2012 Sail Away The Rapture 1
2012 Children The Rapture 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Echoes Remixes The Rapture 1
2011 How Deep Is Your Love? Remixes The Rapture 1
2012 In the Grace of Your Love (Remixes) The Rapture 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks The Rapture 1
Insound Tour Support EP The Rapture 1

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Live From Bowery Ballroom, NYC The Rapture 1

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