The Rapture Returns with New Record


If your name is The Rapture, there is no better time to make a small comeback than now. When was the last time we heard from these guys anyway? Ironcially all of the talk about the actual rapture, had me searching for my Rapture albums on the shelf. Well played God. The band is heading back to their old label, the James Murphy owned DFA Records for their revival. This will be the group’s first record in 5 years. It was recorded in Brooklyn and Paris. The Rapture will release The Grace of Your Love on September 6th. Take a peek at the tracklisting below.

01 Sail Away
02 Miss You
03 Blue Bird
04 Come Back to Me
05 In the Grace of Your Love
06 Never Gonna Die Again
07 Roller Coaster
08 Children
09 Can You Find a Way?
10 How Deep Is Your Love?
11 It Takes Time to Be a Man

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Shit Robot Gives Away New Track

Shit Robot recently wowed a packed house at Terminal 5, opening for and jamming with LCD Soundsystem for the group’s last handful of shows. Now the group is looking to expand, releasing a new EP and planning an upcoming tour.

Robot’s first EP, Losing My Patience, will be out on April 18th both digitally and on vinyl. It features remixes from Hot Chip and Unabombers.

If you can’t wait a week (seriously?), Shit Robot will accommodate. The group has released the single “Losing My Patience” for free thanks to DFA Records. Grab your copy right here!

Free Energy Set to Join Weezer on Tour


Over the last 8 weeks or so, DFA’s Free Energy have been rolling out a series of videos entitled “Free Energy’s Power Hour.” An odd mix of comedy and music, the the series was written and directed by the band with help from director, producer and friend Ben Nabors.

Lest we forget what the Free Energy boys are actually known for, they’re currently in the midst of a SPIN Magazine sponsored tour with Foxy Shazam. And, later this month they’ll join Weezer for a handful of shows. A full list of dates can be found down below.

 

Free Energy Tour Dates

12/07: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater Buy Tickets #
12/08: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews – Buy Tickets#
12/09: Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap – Buy Tickets #
12/14: Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre – Buy Tickets ^
12/15: Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre – Buy Tickets^
12/17: New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom – Buy Tickets^
12/18: New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom – Buy Tickets^

* = Foxy & Free Tour, Sponsored by SPIN Magazine
^ = w/ Weezer (Memories Tour)
# – Headlining Date
$ = w/ Hollerado

Shit Robot Release Single Ft. Nancy Whang


Shit Robot just released their first album, the oh-so-clever From The Cradle to The Rave which was released into the wild in September.

Now they are readying the first single from the debut. “Take ‘Em Up” features LCD Soundsystem’s Nancy Whang. There has already been a video shot for the track, and you can grab the digital single now from DFA records.

If you can’t wait, you can download the radio edit of “Take ‘Em Out” right now, from RCRD LBL.

Free Energy Announce New Tour Dates… With Weezer!

Free Energy are on a roll. Their debut album, Stuck On Nothing,  which came out in March on Astralwerks/DFA Records, was produced by Mr. James Murphy, Rolling Stone’s words to describe it are, very simply, “It totally fucking rules”
and Pitchfork calls them “totally rad.” Not bad for a first album.

Things are getting bigger now as they will be joining Weezer’s Memories Tour for the band’s Boston and New York dates in December! We have all the dates below! Meanwhile, they still have a good month accompanying Foxy Shazam around the country (we have those dates too) but are making a point to keep those who cannot follow them on the road entertained with the “Free Energy Power Hour.” During this express TV show, the band shows off their comedic skills with mock tape repair ad and parodies of tacky buddy sitcoms, among others. You can view the second episode right HERE!

Here are their upcoming tour dates:
11/11: Seattle, WA – Crocodile Café (Foxy & Free Tour, Sponsored by SPIN Magazine)
11/12: Vancouver, BC – Media Club (Foxy & Free Tour, Sponsored by SPIN Magazine)
11/14: Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop (Foxy & Free Tour, Sponsored by SPIN Magazine)
11/15: Calgary, AB – The Republik (Foxy & Free Tour, Sponsored by SPIN Magazine)
11/16: Saskatoon, SK – Amigos (Foxy & Free Tour, Sponsored by SPIN Magazine)
11/17: Winnipeg, MB – The Pyramid (Foxy & Free Tour, Sponsored by SPIN Magazine)
11/18: Minneapolis, MN – 400 Bar (Foxy & Free Tour, Sponsored by SPIN Magazine)
11/19: Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall (Foxy & Free Tour, Sponsored by SPIN Magazine)
11/20: Indianapolis, IN – Radio Radio (Foxy & Free Tour, Sponsored by SPIN Magazine)
11/21: Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop (Foxy & Free Tour, Sponsored by SPIN Magazine)
11/22: Albany, NY – Valentines (Foxy & Free Tour, Sponsored by SPIN Magazine)
11/23: Boston, MA – Paradise (Foxy & Free Tour, Sponsored by SPIN Magazine)
11/24: New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (Foxy & Free Tour, Sponsored by SPIN Magazine)
11/26: Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg (Foxy & Free Tour, Sponsored by SPIN Magazine)
11/27: Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts (Foxy & Free Tour, Sponsored by SPIN Magazine)
11/30: Lancaster, PA – The Chameleon Club (Foxy & Free Tour, Sponsored by SPIN Magazine)
12/01: Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel (Foxy & Free Tour, Sponsored by SPIN Magazine)
12/07: Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
12/08: Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
12/09: Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Tap
12/14: Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre  (with Weezer)
12/15: Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre (with Weezer)
12/17: New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom (with Weezer)
12/18: New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom (with Weezer)

DFA Residency Extended Through October!

DFA Res
The DFA Records residency at the Hudson Hotel will be extended through the month of October due to its overwhelming success in September. Every Wednesday night from 9pm to 12am will feature a dj sets from one of the following DJss: Jonathan Galkin, Liv Spencer, Jacques Renault, and Charles Damga who will be sure to play the dance-punk sound the record label has grown to possess. This will all take place in the hotel’s library with drink specials running all night! Each show is free and open to the public.