The Michigan Daily discovered in November 2004 that several articles written by arts editor Alex Wolsky did not meet the newspaper’s standard of ethical journalism. Parts of these stories had been plagiarized from other news sources. Although the article below has not been found to contain plagiarism, the Daily no longer stands by its content. For details, see the Daily’s editorial.
Functioning in limbo between dance-rock saviors and punk revivalists, the Rapture hasn’t missed a beat. The once icy indie post rock band turned N.Y.C. dance-punk icons have done a lot of things in the past four years since they first made a ripple in the music world. An already accomplished live act, they found solace in a freely growing live atmosphere more so than they did in the studio.
After meeting up with famed production team the DFA and radically changing their sound, they’ve hit the road again, but this time things are different.
For starters, they’ve added to their lineup. Luke Jenner and Vito Roccoforte, the core members on the band’s debut Mirror, have added multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Andruzzi to the fold as well as bassist Matt Safer. Additionally, they’ve got a new, highly polished sound that desires to be translated into the live setting.
Their 2003 release Echoes came during a wave of “punk-funk” releases that ignited a blaze within the music community. Creating an eclectic hybrid of black rockers Joy Division under an electronic moniker reminiscent of Aphex Twin, the band has concocted a wildly popular style for the live setting.
From the morbid hum of “Infatuation” to the bouncing, glitch-hop sounds of “Olio” the Rapture’s live show is something of a dark, twisted discoth