Awhile back I shot “The Rapture” for the Denver Post’s music blog Reverb. Opening band was “Snake Rattle Rattle Snake”, one Denver’s most recent rock bands to gain popularity. Lead singer Hayley Helmerick’s ethereal voice combined with dual tribal percussionists lends a sound that can only be described as “ a vital combination of spooky surf band, haunted carnival rock and Siouxsie Sioux fronting a pre-synth-driven New Order.”
The Rapture, touring off their latest album release, brought the dance party. For the better part of a decade, they have been blending electroclash synth rock with notes of funk and jazz. The band has been through their share of highs and lows, and while they haven’t really lived up to their fanbase exepctations, they still can blow your ear drums out with groovy punk revival dance rock.