This past weekend L.A. hosted the heavily (and according to various reports, perhaps overly) attended Fuck Yeah Festival. Great lineup, though apparently not the most easily navigated festival experience, according to our forces on the ground. We sent photographers Graeme Flegenheimer and Patrick Collier, who suffered through $4 water bottle prices and severe crowding to… More »
For 12 hours on Saturday, Vice took over an eight-floor studio in Chelsea. It was Coachella in an art museum, basically. I’m not saying that because building and coding this photo gallery (of shots by Abbey Braden) took as long as one would from a day at a festival (though, it did). It’s for the… More »
Tomorrow from 2PM-2AM, Vice is once again hosting a party that looks like it could very well collapse under the weight of its scheduled awesomeness: The Creator’s Project, with free drinks, panels discussions, art exhibits, and performances by Sleigh Bells, Interpol, Neon Indian, Mark Ronson, Die Antwoord, and, as just revealed today, a “secret guest”… More »
As we made painfully clear during World Cup season, we know little of this soccer, and our news updates on the sport’s attempt to woo the USofA revolve around the snore-worthy exploits of Posh and Becks. MLS is on it, though, knowing that the best way to kids’ hearts is through their iPods. So the… More »
Plenty of guitar rawk to go around, but Lolla Day One was a dancer’s delight: Ghostland Observatory, M.I.A., LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk … bodies were moved and clothes were drenched. But of course there was plenty of fun from the six-stringers, like Silversun Pickups who were surprisingly awesome, making up for a lame… More »
After !!!, we had no choice but to seek out the dance. And, inadvertently, we stumbled into the craziest “scene” we’ve seen all weekend. The lineup at the Sahara Tent Saturday night featured French electro duo Justice, LCD Soundsystem, and the Rapture, each taking turns turning-out the tent and putting bodies in motion. And the… More »
All reports of The Rapture’s CMJ performances were over-the-top in their praise, but we know of what they speak. This Ben Dickinson directed clip for “Whoo! …” sets the band in situations that capture all that we love about the punk-funkers: free-wheeling rooftop bbq-and-dance parties, bedroom jams, crusing through the gritty city, and all with… More »
Some of our favorite artists took on the “essay topic everybody hates” for The Onion’s AV Club:
Avery Tare (Animal Collective)
“I spent a lot of summer in Iceland. Some of my wife’s family lives on a sheep farm right on the sea. It’s a tradition in her family to go every year to… More »
Post-VMAs we headed to Gotham Hall for a live set from The Rapture. The event was sponsored by Virgin Wireless, which explains why bags of pennies were handed out to clubgoers. We waited in line for a long time, but (due to the justification of effort principle) once we hit the half-hour mark, we waited… More »
Yesterday we told you where to hear five new Rapture tunes. Today, from the forthcoming 7″ single, we’ve got Prince Langauge’s remix of the scorching disco jam “Get Myself Into It.” (You might’ve heard it on his No Comprendo 2 mix.) It’s even funkier than the original if you can believe it.
At piecesofthepeoplewelove.com, users who upload a photo and provide some personal details get to sample five cuts from the Rapture’s forthcoming album. We’re too lazy to fill out forms on the Internet, and we’re not compelled to be part of a Rapture photomosaic, but if you don’t mind getting yourself into it, tell us if… More »
Lots of thoughts on that Summer Song post. Including one prescient pick for the band behind Pitchfork’s favorite album of 2003.
Bassist Matt Safer promises the Rapture’s new single will “make the perfect opener to your soundtrack for the summer.” Dig that horny chorus, but for better or worse it doesn’t sound like… More »
Leave it to Erlend Øye of Kings Of Convenience (Norway’s answer to Simon & Garfunkel) to reinvent the genre.
1. Jurgen Paape – So Weit Wie Noch Nie
2. Erlend Oye – Sheltered Life (Remix)/Fine Night (Acapella)
3. Cornelius – Drop (Kings of Convenience Remix)
4. Phoenix – If I Ever… More »