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Mainstream American rock music, as you might recall, was in rough shape in the late ’90s. The Alt-Nation era had run out of road for the most part, giving way to legions of awful post-grunge and nu-metal bands soundtracking extreme energy-drink commercials and extreme-sports video games. These were dark times. This was at a time… More »

Dance-punk revival, the early-aughts movement headlined by the Rapture around the time Brooklyn “hipster” culture was metastasizing into a national media sensation, is pretty much an historical curiosity at this point. LCD Soundsystem transcended it, Liars left it behind almost as soon as the dust cleared from digging that trench, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs only made it… More »

COACHELLA BACK. And, this year, the bacchanalia stretches across two weekends featuring identical lineups, as well as an interim week of non-Coachella shows in L.A., so if you’re looking for live music in your city and there’s none to be had outside of that one bar band that always plays Happy Hour on Tuesdays at… More »

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In Memoriam: The Bands We Lost In 2014

Since 2008 I've put together a holiday-time video tribute to the year's band breakups. It's a sad endeavor really, but there is a bright side.
Scott Lapatine | December 29, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Watch Jonah Hill Cover Drake, Scarlett Johansson Cover New Order, Stephen Malkmus Cover The Black Crowes, Jarvis Cocker Cover Celine Dion For Vice’s 20th Birthday In Brooklyn

There was a not-entirely-common sight down around the Brooklyn Navy Yard last night. Dozens of cabs lined the street, because depending on where you're coming…
Ryan Leas | December 6, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Looks Like The Rapture Broke Up

All signs point to the New York dance-punks the Rapture quietly breaking up. As Consequence Of Sound points out, a press release for an upcoming…
Chris DeVille | March 7, 2014 - 5:46 pm

Shit Robot – “Feels Real” (Feat. JENR)

There was a time, the end of 2010, when disco nostalgia was bubbling and artists like Escort and Midnight Magic were making the case for…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 26, 2013 - 11:57 am

S.S. Coachella Jamaica Diary & Photos

The S.S. Coachella sailed from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Jamaica and back between 12/19 and 12/23, along the way featuring performances from Pulp, Hot Chip,
Andrew Youssef | December 26, 2012 - 3:15 pm

The Rapture – “How Deep Is Your Love?” Video

The Rapture's excellent gospel-disco rager "How Deep Is Your Love?" is the better part of a year old now, but its video, in which a…
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2012 - 5:39 pm

Justice, The Rapture @ The Fox, Oakland 4/17/12

Justice and the Rapture paired up to play Oakland’s the Fox on Tuesday night, and Stereogum contributor Wilson Lee was there to capture the proceedings.
Corban Goble | April 19, 2012 - 1:29 pm

The Hives, The Rapture, Housse De Racket @ Glass House, Pomona 4/16/12

After a standout performance at Coachella, the Hives packed their colossal high energy show into the Glass House in Pomona. The Hives are gearing u…
Andrew Youssef | April 17, 2012 - 11:02 am

The Rapture – “In The Grace Of Your Love” Video

“In The Grace Of Your Love,” the title track from the Rapture’s great and kinda-overlooked 2011 album, now has a stark and striking new video.
Tom Breihan | February 15, 2012 - 10:37 am

Cut Copy Remix The Rapture

"Sail Away" was the song we posted from the Rapture's "secret" comeback show at Union Pool a year and a half ago, and as such,…
Amrit Singh | January 13, 2012 - 11:49 am

The Rapture – “Sail Away” Video

In director Kris Moyes's video for the Rapture's "Sail Away," frontman Luke Jenner rides what appears to be a gigantic pouch of Capri-Sun around the…
Tom Breihan | November 16, 2011 - 10:48 am

The Rapture @ The Glass House, Pomona 10/7/2011

On Friday night, The Rapture took to Pomona’s The Glass House to showcase cuts from their triumphant return LP In The Grace Of Your Love
Corban Goble | October 10, 2011 - 11:39 am

The Rapture – “How Deep Is Your Love? (A-Trak Dub AKA Dub For Mehdi)”

Last night, DFA shared a pounding seven-minute remix of the Rapture's disco anthem "How Deep Is Your Love?" from the Montreal turntable whiz A-Trak. A-Trak…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2011 - 11:53 am

The Rapture In The Grace Of Your Love Premature Evaluation

Five years is a long time. The Rapture’s last album, Pieces Of The People We Love, came out almost exactly five years ago, on the…
Tom Breihan | August 23, 2011 - 2:55 pm

Stream The Rapture In The Grace Of Your Love

The Rapture's new record made a glorious entrance via the gospel-and-house tinged jammer "How Deep Is Your Love?," now it's time to take that record…
Amrit Singh | August 19, 2011 - 9:30 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: August 2011

We took last month off from our Monthly Mix series in favor of our midterm flashback/annual summer jams compilation Cruel Summer, which you should grab
Amrit Singh | August 9, 2011 - 10:03 am

The Rapture – “How Deep Is Your Love?”

A few weeks ago there was that phony rapture that made all of your friends terrible rapture-comics on twitter, with one of the most recurring…
Amrit Singh | June 10, 2011 - 11:38 am