The passion of The Rapture and the band’s willingness to stick through the thick and thin of making an impression in the music industry is nearly tear-jerking. From the first moment I laid ears to their very early Gravity Records 7-inch release with a phenomenal cover of the Psychedelic Furs’ “Dumb Waiters” I knew that this group was destined for, well, destiny.
They were finally embraced–after migrating from San Diego to San Francisco to Seattle to New York–by the then just up and coming DFA Records, helmed by one also up and coming starlet himself, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem.
The Rapture paved–or better, bull-dozed–their way into recognition with the over-night success of their underground hit, “House Of Jealous Lovers.” But the point of this story is that “House…” is not the least but certainly not the last of this band’s talent. I would venture that it would take three shows for them to exhaust the tome of their musical greatness.
You only get one; but the Denver show at the Marquis on October 1 is guaranteed to be a great one–especially with the legendary Bouncing Souls and Denver’s finest secret, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake. What genius booked this and what fool wouldn’t be there?!