Last month, The Rapture released their first record in half a decade. And their timing, with electronic music’s popularity in full swing, couldn’t have been better.
The New York City band is back with that thrashing and dancing chic-punk sound they helped make fashionable. On Saturday night they were at Blow Up SF, which was a perfect match to an equally sexy and edgy party series.
Blow Up, voted as the country’s best party last year in URB, also featured local hype in the form of the Tenderlions, and electro from Treasure Fingers and Pool Side. But The Rapture was the night’s main attraction, and it’s good to have them back.
From a ripping saxophone solo to the fiery, choppy riffs, there was no time to stop moving. Having the space to bust that fancy footwork, though, was a different issue.
The Rapture ended with their newest single, “How Deep Is Your Love,” which was as welcomed as flagship tracks like “House of Jealous Lovers.” And for a band that hasn’t been around for a few years, that’s a very good place to be.