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There are two bands sharing the name The Rapture:
1. An American dance-punk group
2. For the Finnish death/doom band, see Rapture.

1)The Rapture were an American band formed in San Francisco. The band mixes influences of , , , , , and more.

The Rapture formed in 1998 by drummer Vito Roccoforte and guitarist/vocalist Luke Jenner. After relocating to New York, the original bassist left and was replaced by Matt Safer. The band toured extensively and in 2001 released the six-song EP Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks on Sub Pop Records. The Rapture were forerunners of the post-punk revival that was taking place in the early 2000s. Multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Andruzzi joined the band in 2002. Their first full-length record, Echoes, was released to critical acclaim in 2003.

In January 2004, the Rapture acted as main support to Funeral for a Friend on the NME Awards Tour, alongside other burgeoning acts Franz Ferdinand and The Von Bondies. Later that year, the band toured on the main stage of the Curiosa Festival alongside Interpol, Scarling, Mogwai, Cursive, The Cooper Temple Clause, Head Automatica, and their own idols, The Cure.

The Rapture announced the completion of their second full-length album, Pieces Of The People We Love, which was released on Universal Motown Records in September 2006. Paul Epworth, Ewan Pearson and Danger Mouse produced the album.

Their fourth album In the Grace of Your Love Love was released on September 6, 2011 following a five year hiatus during which Jenner attended church regularly and sang in its choir.

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    1 Jul 7:23pm Reply
  • Anlyla

    жаль :с

    22 Jun 8:05pm Reply
  • Andrew_Klinov

    ну норм, минус группа

    11 Jun 3:06pm Reply
  • kotsa200

    WHAT THE HELL??????? The Rapture split up ??? In March??? No warning??? Fuuuuuuuuuuck.

    10 Jun 8:21am Reply
  • Kyonil

    Куку.

    28 May 6:56am Reply
  • Prizonsex

    RIP

    3 May 7:30pm Reply
  • MaKsIFcHa

    Узнал что распались, заплакал. D:

    14 Apr 2:32am Reply
  • Edge114

    ahahah echoes! i remember that track from super bad when he gets the period blood on his leg. Thats nuff for me to download the album, sick track

    10 Apr 8:55pm Reply
  • cheezeybaines

    Definitely agree with conditionals. Safer was as much a force as Jenner and was a nice complement to him. Still sad to see them go even though their last album wasn't as strong.

    31 Mar 6:53pm Reply
  • MilenaFitch

    :(

    30 Mar 2:48pm Reply
  • conditionals

    Not phased at all by their split. Was a huge fan until Matt Safer left... he added something powerful to the first two proper albums. They totally lost it after he left. To anyone who disagrees, I say: Roller Coaster.

    13 Mar 4:56am Reply
  • eduardobochnia

    TO CHORANDO

    9 Mar 9:01pm Reply
  • Gilles8

    Noooo :(

    9 Mar 12:57pm Reply
  • watch-the-road

    bye bye

    8 Mar 8:54pm Reply
  • etiopczyk

    sadness that they split :(

    8 Mar 3:45pm Reply
  • freakinoutguy

    :(

    8 Mar 3:23pm Reply
  • AttackingToms

    Farewell Rapture.

    8 Mar 3:07pm Reply
  • newage08

    R.I.P. Echoes is probably one of my favourite albums ever.

    8 Mar 4:30am Reply
  • Primitive3D

    Never had a band I love splitting up before... I hope they patch things up.

    7 Mar 11:17pm Reply
  • st0larz

    :\ :\ :\ " Red Bull Music Academy event in New York lists guitarist and passionate hyena-yawper Luke Jenner as “formerly of the Rapture.” NOOOOOOO

    7 Mar 11:03pm Reply
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