I first noticed The Rapture when closing down a bar on Beacon and Harvard Ave. Boston doesn’t seem to support a strong alternative scene, but it was going strong in the bar and the DJ closed the house with “Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks.”
People were going nuts.When I saw that the band had put together a mix of dance tracks for a new album, Tapes (!K7), I had to check it out. There are a lot of great sounding cuts on the record, but the stand out track is “Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll” which was originally released in my birth year of 1980 by Vaughn Mason & Crew.
The track is unchanged, but cheers to The Rapture for the back-of-the-crate selection. I was a fan before I hit up Oak’s Park Jam Skate this past week.Here are some handy links to pick these up: