Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This Thanksgiving week, KEXP is extending a hearty “thanks” to all of the local bands who’ve performed live at the our studios this year with a few of our favorites. Today’s selection, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “In the Grace of Your Love” by The Rapture, from the 2011 album In the Grace of Your Love on DFA Records.
The Rapture formed in 1998 via the partnership of Vito Roccoforte and Luke Jenner, with a debut album finally hitting record stores in 2003. Echoes was rewarded with critical acclaim and two Top 40 UK singles, instantly shooting the band to stardom with their expert mix of post-punk revivalism and electronic dance tendencies. The band’s second album, Pieces of People We Love, was produced in part by Danger Mouse, and saw The Rapture tour with Daft Punk in North America during 2007. One year later, Jenner left the band in the wake of his mother’s death and his son’s birth. He later rejoined the group after the loss of bassist Mattie Safer. 2011 sees the band’s third album release, back in the fold of DFA, to critical acclaim. The title track, featured on today’s song of the day, perfectly encapsulates the band’s mixture of electronic dance-pop and post-punk art rock.
Currently, there are no upcoming shows booked for The Rapture, but you can catch up with them nonetheless on their website and Facebook page, and be sure to check out a fan music video for “Miss You”: