The Rapture, In the Grace of Your Love, DFA RECORDS

The Rapture emerged from San Francisco in 1999 on the post-punk/ New Romantic revival’s front end, and soon the band’s curdling yelps and rubbery low-endfell into the nouveau New York scene—equal parts No Wave skronk, mutant disco dissonance, and Chicago/ acid house buoyancy.
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The Rapture emerged from San Francisco in 1999 on the post-punk/ New Romantic revival’s front end, and soon the band’s curdling yelps and rubbery low-endfell into the nouveau New York scene—equal parts No Wave skronk, mutant disco dissonance, and Chicago/ acid house buoyancy. Three albums later, The Rapture exhibits arich saturation of infl uences, including polka techhouse, gospel deep house, and Sisqó’s “Thong Song.” The band favors groove over angularity, dialing in reverberant euphoria to a synth-augmented live strut.
TONY WARE

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