The Rapture Keeping Vinyl Alive With New Label
The Rapture is already mulling its next album, but there's still work to be done as far as its newest release is concerned.The Rapture is already mulling its next album, but there's still work to be done as far as its newest release is concerned. The New York rock outfit has launched a vinyl-only record labelm Throne of Blood, with plans to release single and remixed versions of songs from its album "Pieces of the People We Love" (Universal Motown).
"Our roots are in the DJ culture. Vinyl is becoming more and more obsolete, but it's important to us and the music we make," Rapture member Matt Safer tells Billboard.com.
The first release, "Get Myself Into It," arrived during the last week of November. It features mixes by Prince Language, Sebastian and Serge Santiago, as well as the album version of the track. The next release, "Whoo! Alright -- Yeah ... Uh Huh." will be available early next year.
The group is considering releasing other artists' material on the label, though it hasn't found the perfect candidates yet. "We are listening to a lot of other peoples' stuff, though," Safer confirms.
Meanwhile, plans call for writing to begin in January for the Rapture's next studio project. The band is also hoping to arrange a short U.S. tour in conjunction with U.K. dates in late February and March.