(GA) The Rapture's third album, In The Grace Of Your Love, is set to be released on September 6th and marks a celebrated return to DFA Records, the label whose first single was the band's landmark "House of Jealous Lovers" 12".
The labels' co-founders James Murphy and Tim Goldsworthy produced their debut album Echoes which spawned a whole genre, paving the way for countless acts that have since come after.
DFA recently debuted the album track "How Deep Is Your Love?" via their White Out Session series which set the internet ablaze. Quickly named Best New Music by Pitchfork, and described by Rolling Stone Magazine as a"piano-sax-and-cowbell-powered disco epic that's just like heaven," the song was available as a limited edition 12". It is currently sold-out and will be reissued in July with a remix from The Emperor Machine.
The band have set the bar high with the first track, but this is just the beginning. The writing and recording process for In The Grace of Your Love connected the band back to why they started playing music in the first place. Drummer Vito Roccoforte explains that they "focused on the process more than the results. We approached the album in a fearless manner, with nothing to lose." By rediscovering the love for the recording process via each other and the new dynamic of producer Philippe Zdar (Phoenix, Beastie Boys, Chromeo) and his studio in Paris, the band worked in a far more focused period of time, unlike on albums past. The results on In The Grace Of Your Love can only be described as glorious.
Below is a list of current tour dates, with more to come:
08.20.2011 • Brooklyn, New York • Music Hall of Williamsburg
08.27.2011 • Charlesville Meziere, France • Cabaret Vert Festival
08.28.2011 • Vevey, Switzerland • Rocking Chair
08.30.2011 • Amsterdam, Holland • Melkweg
08.31.2011 • Antwerp, Belgium • Trix
09.02.2011 • Stradbelly, Ireland • Electric Picnic Festival
09.04.2011 • Trinity, Jersey • Jersey Live Festival
09.05.2011 • Paris, France • Maroquinerie
09.07.2011 • Manchester, UK • Club Academy
09.08.2011 • London, UK • XOYO
09.09.2011 • Berlin, Germany • Berlin Festival
10.15.2011 • Curva 4 race track @ Foro Sol • Corona Capital
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 Die Again
7) Roller Coaster
9) Can You Find a Way?
10) How Deep Is Your Love?
11) It Takes Time to Be a Man