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POOLSIDE – SLOW DOWN (Downtempo/Disco – US)

Poolside

Californian duo Poolside will release their long overdue debut album Pacific Standard Time on Different Recordings this summer (July 9th). The two LA-based producers, multi-instrumentalists and vocalists describe their sound as “daytime disco” and they have delivered a 16-track album of sun kissed, slo-mo, laid back summer tracks best enjoyed with a cocktail in hand.

Poolside - Slow Down     

Poolside’s new single, “Slow Down”, is already up for grabs on SoundCloud and it’s free / gratis / nada! The song has received unmitigated praise from the likes of James Murphy, Aeroplane and The Magician, who has described Poolside’s forthcoming album as “one of the best albums of 2012”.

As a bonus, check out a cool remix Poolside did for The Rapture‘s glorious single “In The Grace Of Your Love”, taken off the band’s 2011 eponymous album.

Find out more on the duo’s official site or Facebook. Buy the music on Poolside

THE RAPTURE – SAIL AWAY EP (Electro/Indie – US)

The Rapture

Aeroplane, Cosmic Kids and Modular label-mates Cut Copy, have all turned their hands to reworking The Rapture‘s latest single “Sail Away”, the anthemic opener to their album In The Grace Of Your Love. Take a listen to Cut Copy’s blazing synthpop remix below and stream the rest of the EP on SoundCloud.

Australian fans will get a chance to see The Rapture in March as part of the Future Music Festival, with friends James Murphy & Pat Mahoney, Holy Ghost, The Juan MacLean, Benoit & Sergio, Horse Meat Disco, Hercules & Love Affair, Azari & III and many more.

Bonus track:

The Rapture - How Deep Is Your Love (Cyclist + Pat Lok Remix)     

For more info head over to the band’s MySpace or visit the official site. You can buy the new album on

THE RAPTURE – IN THE GRACE OF YOUR LOVE (Indie/Pop – US)

American indie rock band The Rapture formed in 1998 in San Francisco, with at its helm drummer Vito Roccoforte and guitarist/vocalist Luke Jenner. After relocating to New York, the original bassist left and was replaced by Matt Safer. Described by many as forerunners of the post-punk revival of the early 2000s, The Rapture released their first major label album Echoes in 2003 to critical acclaim.

Eight years later, the band finally released their long-awaited and deeply personal fourth album In the Grace Of Your Love on September 6 via DFA Records / Modular, 2011 following a five year hiatus. Working with French producer Philippe Zdar (Phoenix, Beastie Boys, Chromeo) The Rapture have crafted and shaped a bold and euphoric album. The whole LP can be streamed in its entirety on SoundCloud.

The first single How Deep Is Your Love? has quickly proved itself to be the feel-good anthem of right now. It has all the best elements to get the dancefloor shaking – a steady build, a driving beat, handclaps, a hands-in-the-air chorus and a sax solo (of course).

The Rapture - How Deep Is Your Love     

For more info head over to the band’s MySpace or visit the official site. You can buy the new album on The Rapture

THE RAPTURE @ PANTIERO FESTIVAL

The Rapture

San Francisco-born, New York-based post-punk band The Rapture have been in the music business for over a decade now and it really shows! Luke Jenner, Vito Roccoforte and Gabriel Andruzzi (who replaced Matt Safer on bass guitar in July 2009) know how to galvanize the crowds and get the party started. Starting their hour-long set with three of their most contagious hits (“Don Go Do It”, “Pieces Of The People We Love” and “Get Myself Into It”), The Rapture were coming on strong!

The rest of the performance was handled with brio by the three musicians. Their blend of post-punk, dance, disco, electronica and indie rock turned out to be as effective live as it is on their last album to date Pieces Of The People We Know (Universal Motown Records, 2006).

The Rapture - Get Myself Into It     

We caught up with the band a couple of hours before the concert under the sun and asked them a few questions about their new album, their best concerts and more…

– When will your new album be released?

Magic question!

– How has your sound evolved? Can you describe it in a few words?

Well, it’s kinda stupid to describe music, you need to listen to it really…

– Do you all sing on this album?

No! No it’s just me (Luke)… There’s a lot of vocals on this album. Each song either has a lot of vocals on it or a lot of keyboards.

– How has Europe been treating you so far? Do you find it harder to relate to audiences here?

We’ve been coming to Europe for the past 8 years. It’s kinda normal to come to Europe for us. And it’s different from the US, but also France is incredibly different to play from the UK or Germany. It’s really more of a city to city thing… and can be even city to city and venue to venue. Some venues people just feel better and make us feel better and some are harder venues to play… It can even be day to day. I mean if you learn anything from being in a band it’s that you really can’t expect anything: a lot of times the best shows that you had, you will go back to that same audience and something will be really off. It’s like you can’t ever control what’s gonna happen and that’s kind of the most beautiful part… Tonight could be the best show we’ve ever played or the worst show we’ve ever played.

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