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:
I’m going to try and start identifying songs of the month. I think that these will be from artists that have released something new, for instance, a new album or perhaps a new remix of an old song.November’s song of the month was released in late October of this year by the Kaiser Chiefs. This band is totally awesome. I’ve seen them twice now, and this new album, Off With Their Heads is an absolute must have, must rock out to album.
The song I’ve selected for November 2008 is Never Miss a Beat, which clowns on the disinterested, apathetic youth of today. The chorus is an early turn-off, repeating, “its cool to know nothing.” but the bridge is what saves the song where vocalist Ricky Wilson begs the listener, “Take a look at the kids on the street, no they never miss a beat.”