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“THE RAPTURE ARE LIVE ,AND WELL, IN NEW YORK CITY”

Live DVD Release - July 12th 2004

To see the live video of House Of Jealous Lovers and hear the audio from the DVD Click here

The Rapture have announced the release of their first full length live DVD entitled “THE RAPTURE ARE ALIVE AND WELL IN NEW YORK CITY” on Vertigo on July 12th 2004, directed by acclaimed young video director Patrick Daughters (whose recent work includes the video for the bands ‘Love Is All’ promo clip, and the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s ‘Maps’). The footage was recorded just prior to Christmas at the band’s three triumphant sold out homecoming shows at New York’s Bowery Ballroom. Using the recordings, Daughters has successfully managed to capture their live energy that has had the band praised as one of the most explosive acts around, at a pinnacle point in their young career.

The Rapture’s live sound is fuelled by a heady mix of hardcore ferociousness, angular punk rock angst, infectious melodies, dancefloor beats and breaks, plus some alternative stripped down soulful introspection, as the perfect foil for their brutal melodic cacophony. Far from being Schizophrenic, this is the sound of a band that have successfully redefined today’s genre rule book. “..Alive And Well In New York City” showcases material from the band’s debut album ‘Echoes’, whilst documenting some of the bands history, with older lesser known material such as ‘The Pop Song’ and ‘Modern

“THE RAPTURE ARE LIVE ,AND WELL, IN NEW YORK CITY”
“THE RAPTURE ARE LIVE ,AND WELL, IN NEW YORK CITY”

Romance’ from their early recordings, alongside live favorites ‘Out Of The Races, Onto The Tracks’ and ‘Rock’n’roll Part 2’ helping to paint an as yet unseen picture of what the band are all about. The live tracks will be backed by the Promo videos for ‘House Of jealous Lovers’, ‘Sister Saviour’ and ‘Love Is All’, along with other bonuses and surprises.

Full tracklist is as follows:

INFATUATION / OUT OF THE RACES / MODERN ROMANCE / OLIO / OPEN UP YOUR HEART / THE POP SONG / THE COMING OF SPRING / HEAVEN / SISTER SAVIOUR / KILLING / ECHOES / HOUSE OF JEALOUS LOVERS / HAPPY BIRTHDAY/ ROCK’N’ROLL PART2 / (BONUS TRACK - LOVE IS ALL)

2003 was a highly successful year for The Rapture which saw their debut album ‘Echoes’, heralded as one of the album’s of the year by NME, Jockeyslut (reaching #2 in both) DJ, GQ, Timeout, The Face, Xray, Bang, Uncut and Q, amongst others, as well as picking up several coveted albums of the month/week upon release. We have also seen the band nominated for ‘Best New Act’ at this years Q Awards. On the live front, we have seen them carry-out two sell-out UK tours, headline the “New stage” at T-In The Park, and put triumphant performances at Glastonbury, Reading/Leeds, Wittness, Coachella and Tribal Gathering. Not to mention their performance at Manumission in Ibiza this summer, a support slot to Jane’s Addiction for MTV2’s Birthday Party and triumphant shows across Europe all summer, topped off by a top twenty single in ‘House Of Jealous Lovers’ and their pair of NME ‘Single of The Week’s’ with ‘Sister Saviour’ and most recently ‘Love Is All’. They began the year with a triumphant slot on the NME Brat awards tour, completed a sell out took of the UK in May can be seen live this summer at the Glastonbury, T In The Park and Oxygen festivals.

To see the live video of House Of Jealous Lovers and hear the audio from the DVD Click here

“Echoes” is out now on Vertigo.

“ The Rapture Are Alive And Well In New York City” is released onJuly 12th 2004

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