Friday, October 22, 2010

The Rapture

The Rapture moved to New York City during the summer of 1999, in search of fame and fortune.

This gig took place at Sound & Fury on 2/12/00. The lineup was:

Luke Jenner - Guitar/Vocals
Mattie Safer - Bass/Vocals
Vito Roccoforte - Drums
Jacob Long - Keyboard/Percussion

Sound & Fury was a Lower East Side record store, located at 192 Orchard Street. Peter Jacobson opened its doors during the spring of 1999, closing them again a few years later after they were priced out of the neighborhood. In the early part of the 21st century if you listened to underground music and lived in New York City, chances are you shopped at Sound & Fury.

I am there in the crowd somewhere, if you look closely enough. I also moved to New York City during the summer of 1999.

The Rapture chose to release the material from this era as two EPs rather a single album. One was Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks, the other a largely forgotten tour CD.

Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, The Rapture.

Insound Tour Support 19 (Pukekos)
1. Heaven
2. Echoes
3. Time
4. House of Jealous Lovers
5. The Return of Truth and Beauty in American Popular Music
6. Mirror II

(All photos by Jeff Winterberg, all videos by Kel O'Neill)

"New York has closed itself off to the young and the struggling."
--Patti Smith, 2010