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The Ropes

The Ropes
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Powered by Audioscrobbler™The Ropes are an indie rock band from New York City, New York, USA, composed of vocalist/bassist Sharon Shy and multi-instrumentalist "Toppy". Their official biography consists of only two lines of text: "We are The Ropes. We want to fight you."

Tricky sampled their song Love Is a Chain Store on the lead single Does It from his 2013 album False Idols.

Originally founded as a full band in 2005, they became a duo in early 2008, describing working with other band members “a living hell.”

The Ropes have toured throughout the US and UK, opening for acts such as Crocodiles, Chapel Club, The Bravery, Gliss, and Innerpartysystem. They have been compared to The Cure, Interpol,Garbage, Poe,The Knife, and the Velvet Underground, and they cite 1950s French New Wave as an influence.

The Ropes released an EP titled Cry to the Beat in early 2008, with drums performed by Blake Fleming of Mars Volta, and on May 6, 2008 released a full length album entitled What They Do For Fun. The Ropes "disowned" their early recordings upon becoming a duo, although they have performed new versions of many of these songs live, suggesting that they may be revisited at some point in the future. In March 2009, they released their first EP as a duo entitled Be My Gun, followed by another EP that August, Clubs in Europe Forever. They released the Love is a Chain Store and I Miss You Being Gone EPs in early 2010. The song "I Miss You Being Gone” was playlisted by Irish radio station Phantom 105.2, and "Love is a Chain Store" was playlisted by NME Radio in March 2010. In October of 2011, they released an EP entitled Lack of Technology Made Me a Killer along with a video that was premiered at the 2012 SXSW music and film festival. The Ropes announced that a new 9 song album called Post-Entertainment would be released on February 12, 2013. In October 2013 they released The Man Who Refused to Be Born EP. 2 more EPs were released in 2014, I Want It All, So I Can Have Nothing and Sadness Is the Rich Man's Drug.

Official site: http://www.theropesmusic.com

The Ropes was also a new hardcore punk band. Due to legal reasons they changed their name to The Repos.
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