October 12th, 2011
Ticket Giveaways: Liam Finn or The Rapture
It’s your chance to win tickets. We have a pair of tickets to each show that we need to give to you. All you have to do is choose which Warehouse Live concert you want to attend on October 13th and leave a comment. Write “Liam” or “Rapture” to lead off your comment and then leave us with your favorite song from either artist. (Note: Make sure to use a valid email address so we can contact you if you win)
Four years after I’ll Be Lightning, Liam Finn is back with a new album, FOMO and a new tour. The New Zealand songwriter has almost finished up his North American tour with only two dates left after the Houston show. Yes, this does strike in some people to the “Fear Of Missing Out” (which comprises the acronym of Liam’s sophomore effort). While the critcs don’t think it lives up to his debut release, FOMO is sure to excite you live and whet your appetite long enough for the next one to come along. Let’s just hope it doesn’t take another four years.
The Rapture formed in 1998 by keyboardist Chris Relyea, drummer Vito Roccoforte and guitarist/vocalist Luke Jenner. After touring extensively for two years, the band released the six-song EP Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks on Sub Pop. The Rapture were forerunners of the post-punk revival of the early 2000s, as they mixed their early post-punk sound with electronic and dance elements via their collaboration with the celebrated New York production team DFA. Multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Andruzzi joined the band in 2002. Their first full-length record, Echoes, was released to critical acclaim in 2003, including album of the year by Pitchfork In The Grace of Your Love is the band’s third full-length album and the first without former bassist Mattie Safer. The album was released on September 2, 2011 and marks The Rapture’s return to DFA Records after leaving Universal Music Group.