The Rapture

The RaptureRober­to and Tbone invit­ed me along to see the new “it” New York band-of-the-moment The Rap­ture thurs­day night, Down­stairs at the Mid­dle East. They did not disappoint.

You can call it “dancey”, dis­co, funk, post-punk, or Nou­veau Garage — but don’t let those labels throw you — these guys want to rock. They remind me a lot of LA’s Mov­ing Units, anoth­er great band that com­bines jan­g­ly gui­tars and dis­co drum­ming. But, with Cure-esque vocalisms, a fear­some cow­bell solo, and enough ener­gy to choke a horse, I could­n’t help but feel­ing that I was wit­ness­ing some­thing tru­ly inspired.

Earth to all you 80’s-haters– we’re back, and we’ll pogo you back into line!

1 Response to “The Rapture”

  • I’ve been dig­ging these guys recent­ly too, although I missed them in con­cert. Oh well.

    If you like these guys you might try Ima Robot who I just saw with Junion Senior. They’ve got that same 80’s dance but want to rock vibe going.

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