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Tonight, we join forces with Justine D. to celebrate a New York miracle: the return of The Rapture. Released September 6th on DFA Records, their new album sounds as magic and uplifting and beautiful as their first single “How Deep is your Love”. Enjoy the exclusive Standard Q&A and see you later tonight at the DFA & Throne of Blood Dance Party!
(The Rapture. Photo by Ruvan Wijesooriya)
The Standard: While recording your album in Paris, you said it was going to be “mystical, magical”. Did it happen?
The Rapture: Yes. For sure! This mystery cannot be conveyed with words. It can only be felt. If you are in a deep slumber it will wake you. If you cannot be roused out of your deep sleep than no mystery other than that of your own lethargy will you ever experience.
Philippe Zdar of Cassius fame produced the new LP. He is probably one of the coolest guys on earth and a kind of magician himself. Was it fun working with him?
Yes, it was incredibly fun to work with Philippe. We created a new style together. We were born ready to create this new style. It is inimitable, so don’t even try. You will hurt yourself if you try. In short, Philippe is our brother. If you fuck with him you will experience anguish and pain beyond your conception.
This Friday, Le Bain is joining forces with Justine D, Throne of Blood and DFA Records to celebrate the release of the new album by The Rapture. In The Grace of Your Love will be released September 6th, but you probably already heard the fantastic first single “How Deep is Your Love”. You can download the remix by Populette here:
The party at Le Bain will feature DJ sets by fellow artists Nancy Whang (of LCD Soundsystem), Tim Sweeney and Populette. Come and celebrate the return of one of NYC’s most beloved bands!
This Sunday August 14, Le Bain goes R2-D2 with our favorite droid: Shit Robot, aka Marcus Lambkin. The Irish-born DFA artist has been touring the USA for the last few weeks and he is back this Sunday in the city he loves. Do Robots really chat? We catched our ShitBot’ between two planes for a Standard Q&A.
(Photo: Sean Dack)
The Standard: Hi Marcus, we are super excited to have you at Le Bain. We are big fans of yours. Your music sounds like rave music made for the clubs. A perfect balance between the pure energy of early Techno with a disco sensibility. What is the perfect party set-up for Shit Robot?
Shit Robot: I like a small dark room, low ceilings. Not too much in the way of lights, but always a mirror ball. A DJ booth is also important I think, they are so rare these days. It’s just not the same playing on a table in the middle of a stage. That’s not what it’s about for me, it’s not a rock show, I hate it when people come to look at the DJ, you’re supposed to be dancing.
Are you ready for this? Le Weekend is going to be wild. This Friday, DFA maestro Justin Miller plays with NY post-punk/Italo-disco ambassador Mike Simonetti. Saturdays are for Night People, aka Blu Jemz, Eli Escobar and Llloydski PLUS a special guest from Melbourne, Australia: Knightlife.
At 4pm, this Sunday, starts ETE D’AMOUR - the Nouveau York Summer of Love - with our beloved Honey Dijon, Geoffroy aka Mugwump (Kompakt, Brussels) and a special opening from Puerto Rico with Modabot… No clouds ahead: it’s time to go out and look for love!
Photo courtesy of Keetja Allard.
Friday April 1st, Justin D and Le Bain team up for the LCD Soundsystem pre-party, celebrating the last concert of the New York acclaimed band at Madison Square Garden the next night.
Join us on the 18th floor with the DFA crew and artists Shit Robot and Juan MacLean. Hosted by Justin Miller.
My gorgeous little friends, how I sit here and reminisce over the past year we’ve spent together. The laughs, the tears and the martinis we’ve shared are all too bittersweet. But the new year is upon us, and we can only look forward in anticipation of, hopefully, more martinis! This year, we’re bringing you a stellar line up of musical happenings across The Standard, New York for New Year’s Eve.
(Mos Def serenades Eunice)
Unis is officially 10 years old. Named after the designer Eunice Lee, the menswear line has managed to survive a hectic decade while seeing her competitors close shop on the once mellow and intimate Elizabeth Street. Designers such as Mayle and restaurants like Rialto fell off while Ralph Lauren moved into the hood. Running the business out of her original storefront, on the corner of Prince and Elizabeth Street, Eunice still enjoys the gentrified Nolita with old-school gems such as French bistro Gitane, and the original Italian Butcher Shop straight out of a Scorsese film. Let’s not forget the trusty diner across the street, Cafe Habana, which makes this an overall fun summer stroll with outside benches and good love of the block.
This Sunday, Nov 14, is the next round of impressive DJ’s for NOUVEAU YORK at Le Bain, The Standard New York from 7pm to 2am. This week, tunes spun by Justin Miller (of DFA Records), NYC DJ Kaos (of DFA), and Berlin’s Wolfram (of Diskokaine, Gomma).
Door policy is to the doorman’s discretion and capacity limitations. Come early!