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Both "House Of Jealous Lovers" and "Olio" are fabulastic. That's all I've heard but it's enough to be impressed.

Tim, Thursday, 18 July 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

The new single remake of "House of Jealous Lovers" (w/ Morgan Geist dub) roxxx me like a hurricane.

Douglas, Thursday, 18 July 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

massively over-hyped? as compared to what? The Strokes? blimey.

i think The Rapture are pretty damn fine. So for that matter are numbers (from the one cut i've heard). Give me re-fried post punk anyday.

Andrew, Thursday, 18 July 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

(w/ Morgan Geist dub)

YEEEEAAAAAHHHH!!!!!

Andy K, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

I love them obv.

The original question asked 'or of that ilk' and some of the, erm, 'ilk' turned up in the LCD Soundsystem thread (or the wildbuch one - erm can't find it Tom started it last week), y'know the one.

Where was I? Oh yes, well obviously LCD are of that ilk, but who else? Are they getting, erm, 'ilked' with the electroclash folks? If so I can feel a 3hour lecture of my record buying in the early 80s coming on. While I've repeatedly commented that the Gang Of Four and the Human league were on the same lable and played gigs together because they were both part of the same thing - thats not the same as saying they are the same thing.

Another contradiction, The Rapture don't feel old, but are clearly - whats the word, not avoiding the 'i' word, its just not the right one. Lets just say I wouldn't be surprised in there is a copy of 'Contort Yourself' and 'Anthrax' in their record collections. Some (most) electroclash feels old to me - though i need a different word there as I am not meaning that pejoratively. Even my beloved Detroit Cobras and The Dirtbomns feel old in the sense Im grasping for here.

So name that ilk folks! Already sought down radio 4 (um not sure) and Erase Errata (umm, not for me thanks).

Alexander Blair, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

Next to those Gang of Four records are the first five Cure albums, you know...

Dan Perry, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

Well nobody's perfect.

Tom, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

Boom boom!

Nicole, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

Five?

Not counting the US and UK versions of the first album seperately and not counting that thing with the frog on it that came with Faith (erm, Carnage Visor?), I would say there are only four cure albums in there (ie not The Top). I just checked on Allmusic and its definately four. One of the reviews mentions 'angular' so its defintely post- punk.

Later period Cure there may be a debate but surely only the most churlishly would deny the impact and power of those four?

Alexander Blair, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

_Three Imaginary Boys_/_Boys Don't Cry_
_Seventeen Seconds_
_Faith_
_Pornography_
_Japanese Whispers_

Last one may be debatable, but the seeds are there.

Dan Perry, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

What Dan said (grr, another Cure debate to come in too late on -- and I would count "Carnage Visors," but I would).

Ned Raggett, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

7 months pass...
I'm reviving this because "Olio" is just fantastic.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 3 March 2003 20:15 (11 years ago) Permalink

The Rapture are kinda like Interpol for me in the sense that, well, yeah some of these songs are really nice, but only because they remind me so much of other songs by earlier bands that I like even more. Which is a slight blessing but moreso a brick wall than anything else. :-/

The Rat-Pure on the other hand are fucking amazing. Ditto to what everyone above has said about them.

donut bitch (donut), Monday, 3 March 2003 20:24 (11 years ago) Permalink

I'm anxious to hear the album, which apparently does not have "House of Jealous Lovers" on it. (way to keep that mystique going, guys!)

M Matos (M Matos), Monday, 3 March 2003 21:14 (11 years ago) Permalink

I'm a little lost on the appeal of "House of Jealous Lovers". I'm trying to find "Olio" now...

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Monday, 3 March 2003 21:41 (11 years ago) Permalink

"Olio" is way better than "House of Jealous Lovers", particularly the acid-inflected dance version.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 3 March 2003 21:43 (11 years ago) Permalink

which apparently does not have "House of Jealous Lovers" on it.

if this is true their label can go fuck themselves

I do think however that it is being included on a DFA compilation.

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Monday, 3 March 2003 22:47 (11 years ago) Permalink

Dan Perry in a likes-the-Cure-soundalike better shockah!

ESOJ, I gathered that the album is closer to "Olio" in nature so they decided not to disrupt its sound. I do hope there's a comp soon, though.

M Matos (M Matos), Monday, 3 March 2003 23:16 (11 years ago) Permalink

I saw the Rapture last week & once again they've seemed to make another quantum leap from the previous time I saw them (which would be a mere five months ago, in this case). There seems to be plenty more where the Olio remix and House of Jealous Lovers came from, so here's hoping that the album does indeed come out in April, as has been reported. If you can listen to the last two singles and pinpoint exactly where they're ripping all of their ideas from, then I suppose you can do the same thing for "Screamadelica" (I'll spot you George Michael for free). If you need "Jealous Lovers" on CD and can't wait for the DFA 12" comp, there's a promo CD version (same tracks) that the band's been flogging. Happy hunting...

R. Lim, Tuesday, 4 March 2003 01:49 (11 years ago) Permalink

Isn't Olio over four years old now?

Andy K (Andy K), Tuesday, 4 March 2003 12:46 (11 years ago) Permalink

RATPURE!

dave q, Tuesday, 4 March 2003 12:48 (11 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I thought the story was that the Ratpure were languishing on SubPop and DFA saved them and produced the HOJL 12", which is why Olio sounds nothing like how they sound now. Or something.

So anyone ever heard the pre-Rapture project the Calculators?

Aaron W (Aaron W), Tuesday, 4 March 2003 14:41 (11 years ago) Permalink

HAVE YOU, Aaron W?

Andy K (Andy K), Tuesday, 4 March 2003 14:55 (11 years ago) Permalink

I want a copy (CDR even!) of the Insound tour support CD. Anyone want to make a trade for something?

Jon Williams (ex machina), Tuesday, 4 March 2003 14:57 (11 years ago) Permalink

Maybe, Andy K!

Aaron W (Aaron W), Tuesday, 4 March 2003 15:33 (11 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, "Olio" was first on Mirror, and that version is better than the 12"... the love here confuses me, unless yalls talking about the original version.

I have not heard the Calculators, but I'm guessing it's not too great, since Mirror, by and large, blows. But spill it, Aaron!

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Tuesday, 4 March 2003 15:58 (11 years ago) Permalink

If you check the Rapture site on dfarecords.com, you'll see the old news update from August 2002 that says that both "House of Jealous Lovers" and "Olio" will be on the full length when it comes out.. so's you know...

tinobeat (tinobeat), Tuesday, 4 March 2003 16:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

Both the original and the remix are great, Yanc3y.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 4 March 2003 16:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

Re: Calculators. No they're good... in my past life when I ran a label I put out a 10" by them. Sounded a bit like the Faint in a good sort of way. Anyway, drummer split to join keyboardist/guitarist (who had already quit the Calculators by the time I put out the 10") to form the Ratpure. I think there were like 300-400 of those 10"s sold... I have three left.

I like the Morgan Geist remix of HOJL the best (does anyone else???).

Aaron W (Aaron W), Tuesday, 4 March 2003 16:03 (11 years ago) Permalink

I like the Morgan Geist remix of HOJL the best (does anyone else???).

Maybe, Aaron W!

Andy K (Andy K), Tuesday, 4 March 2003 17:18 (11 years ago) Permalink

to quote a great (fictional) T shirt I saw in Chunklet fanzine: "Gang of 4 Is Not A Genre, A$$holes!"

roger adultery, Wednesday, 5 March 2003 07:40 (11 years ago) Permalink

Ratpure are touring in the next couple months! Yay.

Aaron W (Aaron W), Friday, 7 March 2003 20:21 (11 years ago) Permalink

"Gang of 4 Is Not A Genre, A$$holes!"

ehheh genius!
rapture however r dud

schnell schnell, Friday, 7 March 2003 20:28 (11 years ago) Permalink

they stayed at my house once, but weren't very nice.

john fail (cenotaph), Friday, 7 March 2003 20:32 (11 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...
Ratpure are touring in the next couple months! Yay.

That time is now. revive? reviews?

arch Ibog (arch Ibog), Thursday, 8 May 2003 17:03 (11 years ago) Permalink

god the new album is so good

jess (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 8 May 2003 17:09 (11 years ago) Permalink

they were excellent (tight, fun, funny) live and seem like nice guys, too. we all went to the same post-show bar and my friend gave the singer an aaliyah pin (how cute). the final encore was louie louie which was fitting as they came across as a total party band...there are some nice surprises in their set that i don't want to spoil...i'm definitely looking forward to the album now.

disco stu (disco stu), Thursday, 8 May 2003 17:12 (11 years ago) Permalink

judging by the show i bet jess is OTM.

disco stu (disco stu), Thursday, 8 May 2003 17:13 (11 years ago) Permalink

it's not quite the disco/nu-wave album we (?) had all hoped for - a bit of the old skronk, check the "careering" vocal grab on the title track fer instance - but "i need your love" and the re-recorded "olio" and the last-few songs are total mope-pop-disco genius. also, it DOES have "hojl".

jess (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 8 May 2003 17:26 (11 years ago) Permalink

Grrrrr I want it I want it I want it!


I Need Your Love was on a Jockey Slut free CD, it is fucking great. They are playing here in July.

Ronan (Ronan), Thursday, 8 May 2003 17:28 (11 years ago) Permalink

I just "got" them the other day. I now want said album. It must be great.

Re:The Ratpure. gaz started a thread about this the other day. But I'm not going to tell you how to find it.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Thursday, 8 May 2003 17:39 (11 years ago) Permalink

The Rapture recordings I've heard have been pretty lackluster (I haven't heard much, though). I did see them back in December at the Bowery and really enjoyed the show. Of course they followed the completely obnoxious LCD Soundsystem (i think that's the name), so they may have benefitted from the "concurrence to shit" correlation.

Will (will), Thursday, 8 May 2003 18:21 (11 years ago) Permalink

I'm sure it's not as much fun as starring in Old School, Will, but both the Rapture and LCD Soundsystem are great...

(and my feelings on the rapture album are well documented)

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Thursday, 8 May 2003 18:25 (11 years ago) Permalink

the new litmus test for all music = is it better than starring in Old School?

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Thursday, 8 May 2003 18:32 (11 years ago) Permalink

Holy shit music sucks!

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Thursday, 8 May 2003 18:33 (11 years ago) Permalink

hey, I'm always willing to give a band another listen. They just rubbed me the wrong way that night. And easy on the name, I've been WF since 1976 (and Pops before that). Damn you Roxbury Bros.!!

Will (will), Thursday, 8 May 2003 18:39 (11 years ago) Permalink

Gotcha, Will. Sorry about the name. It's just that J1mmy Fall0n trashed this place a few months ago.

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Thursday, 8 May 2003 18:42 (11 years ago) Permalink

i love the album so much.

u+k - has anyone got the cat's cradle show from a couple of months ago that's floating around on slsk?? the few tracks i've managed to grab are fantastic...

toby (tsg20), Thursday, 8 May 2003 19:05 (11 years ago) Permalink

there's a feature on the Rapture in this weeks SF Bay Area Guardian (along an article on Richard Thompson, the British folk scene, and that Texas funk comp.... good week)

they're playing next Tuesday the 13th at American Music Hall. i can't wait

JasonD (JasonD), Friday, 9 May 2003 05:34 (11 years ago) Permalink

Of course they had to come to my town the week before finals. Fuck!

Dan I. (Dan I.), Friday, 9 May 2003 07:08 (11 years ago) Permalink

the ratpure

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Saturday, 21 May 2011 19:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

what will happen to those Beliebers still alive when Christ returns...they will be ratpured

w of in the attic (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Saturday, 21 May 2011 19:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

my favourite song by the ratpure is mouse of jealous lovers. sorry.

spellcheck is really advanced these days (cajunsunday), Sunday, 22 May 2011 21:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

ha ha

the man who forsook his wife for fap fap fap (sic), Monday, 23 May 2011 00:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

these guys should hurry up and release an album already

billstevejim, Monday, 23 May 2011 03:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ask and ye shall receive.

For Immediate Release: 23/05/11

New York, NY: The Rapture have announced the release details for their long awaited third album ‘InThe Grace Of Your Love’ on September 5th in the UK & September 6th in the US through DFA Records.

The release of ‘In The Grace Of Your Love’ marks the dawn of a new chapter in the bands history and a welcome return to DFA Records family, having re-signed with the label that released some of their most acclaimed early singles, and whose founders James Murphy & Tim Goldsworthy produced their debut album ‘Echoes’.

Together with French producer Phillipe Zdar (Phoenix, Beastie Boys, Chromeo) they have crafted and shaped a bold & euphoric album that sounds definitively & distinctly like The Rapture and no one else. Here through the course of its eleven tracks, you can immerse yourself as waves of lyrical optimism & introspection crash between angular guitars & pulsing synthesizers, pounding drums & into sweet rhythmical lullabies. This is the sound of The Rapture re-engaged and revitalized with a voice as clear as they ever had.

The full tracklisting is as follows:

In The Grace Of Your Love

1) Sail Away

2) Miss You

3) Blue Bird

4) Come Back to Me

5) In the Grace of Your Love

6) Never Gonna Die Again

7) Roller Coaster

8) Children

9) Can You Find a Way?

10) How Deep Is Your Love?

11) It Takes Time to Be a Man

In The Grace Of Your Love was recorded at Motorbass, Paris and Gary's Electric in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Now working on a documentary about Sham 69's recent tour of China (ithappens), Monday, 23 May 2011 18:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

Good to see the guitars are still being described as "angular". The publicist worked hard on that one.

Now working on a documentary about Sham 69's recent tour of China (ithappens), Monday, 23 May 2011 18:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

cool

skot gigz - moombah pimpin' (The Reverend), Monday, 23 May 2011 19:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

i really hope the timing of that press release was intentional

the smoke cloud of pure hatred (lex pretend), Monday, 23 May 2011 20:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm sure it was!

I HAVE ISSUES (DJP), Monday, 23 May 2011 20:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

they looked at google over the weekend and were like "hey, we're trending!"

dmr, Monday, 23 May 2011 20:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Is it just me or is the chorus to "How Deep Is Your Love?" v.close to Sisqo's "Thong Song"?

etc, Saturday, 18 June 2011 22:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

ETC OTM

J0rdan S., Saturday, 18 June 2011 22:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

it's kind of hilarious

song is also the shit tho

J0rdan S., Saturday, 18 June 2011 22:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

if you're gonna bite a hook you could do A LOT worse than the "thong song"

J0rdan S., Saturday, 18 June 2011 22:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh, totally - it's a great hook, and lends itself to anguish/ecstasy. V.Sisqo year with this + platinum blonde guy from Game of Thrones' "wake the dragon" mantra scannning as "I know you don't really wanna / Unleash the dragon" w/my friends, heh.

etc, Saturday, 18 June 2011 23:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

wow yeah, that is.....not a coincidence.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 19 June 2011 00:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

i can't tell whats going on in this rapture song on laptop speakers

call all destroyer, Sunday, 19 June 2011 00:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

it is surprisingly great tho...real male diva vibes from luke

LocalGarda, Thursday, 30 June 2011 09:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

they looked at google over the weekend and were like "hey, we're trending!"

― dmr, Monday, 23 May 2011 20:05 (1 month ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Does anybody remember when ILX used to notify you if a thread got posted to?

Maybe theirs still works!

Mark G, Thursday, 30 June 2011 09:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

It really *does* sound like The Thong Song!

Matt DC, Monday, 8 August 2011 09:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

thx for the link

I like "How Deep Is Your Love" but not really feeling most of the rest of this. dude's new singing style is taking some getting used to, when I heard the single I thought it was a totally different person.

dmr, Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...

"It Takes Time To Be a Man" went right by me when I listened to this before but it's kinda great?

dmr, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 18:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah that song is amazing

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 15 May 2012 18:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

someone put it on a mix and I was like this is good, who is this, some neo-soul white guy? Mayer Hawthorne? oh shit it's the Rapture

dmr, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

i only have 4 songs off the new album (sail away, title track, how deep, it takes time) but they are all excellent.

mizzell, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 18:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

they were good live when i saw them a month ago too

mizzell, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 18:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

I will never not be laughing @ "The Ratpure"

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 19:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I made sure to find this thread specifically to bump

dmr, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

RIP bros, good times.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 9 March 2014 02:31 (4 months ago) Permalink

did see them back in December at the Bowery and really enjoyed the show. Of course they followed the completely obnoxious LCD Soundsystem

ha i was a gd idiot 10 years ago. that was a good show but LCD is way better than these dudes

condo associations are people my friend (will), Sunday, 9 March 2014 04:49 (4 months ago) Permalink

also maybe my first ilx post. wtf am i doing w/ my life

condo associations are people my friend (will), Sunday, 9 March 2014 04:50 (4 months ago) Permalink


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