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DOWNLOAD: The Rapture - "How Deep is Your Love?" (Buffetlibre Remix) (MP3)

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"Sorry for the long delay between records," frontman Luke Jenner said after "Come Back," before finishing the main set with "How Deep Is Your Love?" "A lot has happened." He's not kidding. Five years ago, after leaving DFA acrimoniously for Motown, Jenner's mother died, not long after he had his first child. In 2008, Jenner briefly quit the band; then bassist-songwriter Mattie Safer left for good. A year later, Jenner converted to Catholicism.

That newfound faith is all over the new album, quite explicitly, but Saturday night's show seemed like a church for all comers. The encore underlined it. Jenner introduced it by saying, "On Wednesday, my wife and I will be married ten years." His voice cracked a hair when he dedicated "Sail Away," Grace's opener, to her. Then the last song of the night, Grace's closer, "It Takes Time to Be a Man," reached its conclusion, and I realized--for the first time, after playing the album with increasing pleasure over the past two months--that what Jenner sings on the coda is "Hallelujah." [Village Voice]

The Rapture played their first public NYC show since returning to DFA at the sold out Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (8/20) with Total Slacker. Pictures from that show are in this post. After a European tour, they'll return to North America for a full tour here which includes a show at Webster Hall on September 23. Tickets for that show are still on sale. No opener has been added yet.

The Rapture's recent single, "How Deep is Your Love?" was remixed by Buffetlibre. Grab an MP3 of that remix above.

Speaking of DFA, As mentioned, Fall on Your Sword (aka Phil Mossman and Will Bates) recently released the single "The First Time I Saw Jupiter." The duo are DJing and playing live at a release party for the single TONIGHT (8/25) at Cameo Gallery with a DJ set by DFA labelmate Justin Miller. There will be a REYKA Vodka open bar from 8-9 PM. FOYS also recently made a DFA Radiomix which you can stream below.

A flier for tonight's show, radiomix stream, and more Rapture pictures (with setlist), below...

Fall On Your Sword - dfa radiomix #18 by DFA Records

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Comments (18)

i give this a heartfelt meh...

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2011 3:56 PM

a couple of good songs in that setlist. Might have been decent.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2011 4:06 PM

How Deep is Your Love and Sail Away. Glad to see the Bee Gees and Enyas getting some royaly loot.

Posted by Tin Lizzie | August 25, 2011 4:07 PM

Frusciante covered 'How Deep is Your Love' a few years ago. Stop biting rapture. Also this band played the apple store, and signed to a major label, and made no $ so they had to go back to dfa. lulz. It's not 2004 anymore fellas. It's time to get a job.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2011 4:10 PM

^it's true, this band sucked every dick there was to suck and still came up empty. Hahahaha

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2011 4:20 PM

is that the kid from gummo holding the setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2011 4:23 PM

^ I thought that was beck

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2011 4:25 PM

Saturday was so awesome. So happy The Rapture are back.

Posted by CJ | August 25, 2011 4:33 PM

Really great set, but the last song was fucking terrible. Like, shockingly bad.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2011 4:53 PM

Jesus, Total Slacker is still playing live shows? Get these morons off stage already. What a fucking joke.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2011 5:00 PM

Converting to the lord? hmm, makes sense- THE RAPTURE

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2011 6:32 PM

they're christian rock now too? hahahaha....my god the rapture suck...

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2011 6:58 PM

I do like this band - and think their last album was woefully underrated -
but man do I get bummed whenever I hear about someone I like converting to be a hardcore religious nut. So fucking stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2011 7:14 PM

The Rapture is coming.. Get out of town now!

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2011 8:47 PM

@7:14 I don't think that his conversion to Catholicism qualifies him as a 'hardcore religious nut'.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2011 9:21 AM

^ It does to someone whose hardcore religion is leftism. The only true faith!

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2011 10:15 AM

is that the kid from gummo holding the setlist?
^
which kid? the one making out with the black dwarf?

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2011 11:35 PM

those t-shirts are ugly.
and they didn't play whoo alright...

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 12:42 PM

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