The Rapture: Punky Disco

Lita has it on good authority from those in ‘the biz’ that New York dance-punk band, The Rapture will come, and they will conquer.

Their latest album Pieces of the People We Love dropped at the end of 2006, and in November, they supported The Killers during the London leg of their tour.  Pieces saw them collaborate with a new mix of producers including a couple of tracks with Danger Mouse of Gorillaz and Gnarls Barkley fame.  See their fancy schmancy website for details of tours, album releases and inspirations.

Check out the cool animation in the manic vid for Whoo Alright Yeah Uh Huh – the catchy, cheeky lyrics can be found after the jump.   This tune makes me wanna dance!

The video for their first single, Get Myself Into It, is filmed in a roller skating rink, the funky dance moves on skates put Jessica Simpson’s previous rollergirl efforts to shame.

Lita’s musically inclined pal reports that The Rapture are great live and stole the show at the recent Latitude Festival held in England.

You gotta love the line in Whoo Yeah Alright Uh Huh describing a crapola free ride ‘I think everybody here can agree, that the party aint wank cos the booze is free, no, free spirits aint setting noone’s spirit free’.  Click after the jump to view all of the lyrics.

Oh, sun drenched French girls wont relate to
A frozen girl from the northern state
Dreamin about happy babies kicking ladies in the metro now

And the mirrors wont sing back to
Chopping your air or you’re choppin the line
But you lap that up and laugh back up and smile

Whoo! Alright, lets fall apart and the clock starts here and now
Tick tick tick tick tick tick, ow!

She said your allegory is far too blunt
I said this aint no laboratory, you’re the cunt
She said I’m punching the distance, it doesnt rhyme
Or resonate brilliance in its time
But is it lyrical genius or crap rock poetry?
I say the linear drums more sin Patti Smith than me

Maybe the reason we’re so uninspired
Cos we’re hours late and the bodies are tired,
I think everybody here can agree
That the party aint wank cos the booze is free
No, free spirits aint setting no one’s spirit free

Yeah, uh huh, I’m fallin apart and the clock starts here and now
Tick tick tick tick, ow
Wind it up now!

People don’t dance no more, (what!)
They just stand there like this, (uh huh)
They cross their arms and stare you down and drink and moan and piss (that’s right!)
People don’t dance no more (uh huh)
They just stand there like this (yeah!)
They cross their arms and stare you down and drink and moan and piss (ok!)

People don’t dance no more, (what!)
They just stand there like this, (that’s right!)
They cross their arms and stare you down and drink and moan and piss (ok now!)
People don’t dance no more
They just stand there like this
They cross their arms and stare you down and drink and moan and piss

Y’all ready girls? (uh huh, yeah)
Break!

I used to think life’s a bitter pill, but its a grand old time

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2 responses to “The Rapture: Punky Disco

  1. Their previous album “Echoes” was a very raw, hard-edged record with cheese-grater guitars.
    “Pieces…” is a much more polished offering, funky upstrokes, thumping drums and resonating bass that grab your attention, hold it till the end then make you want to listen again.
    A great funky dance record with guitars, buy it.

  2. I did read some criticism of their more polished sound, I think a lot of folk enjoyed their eclectic ways, but they are still tres eclectic and spontaneous from all accounts, including yours dear stuiek, i shall buy this.

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