It’s been a rad summer here in Philadelphia. We’ve been living, laughing, loving, and all the other L words that you do during summer. And now we’ve reached our 200th post at The Daily Rag. I appreciate all of you loyal readers, however often you come visit us. There’s lots of change in the air. New seasons, birthdays, new jobs, new leases on life, but no matter what changes, we’ll still be holdin’ it down here at our online home.
There’s also some exciting things in the works for our fair blog: year end/decade end lists, new contributors and new dope shit for your eyes and ears. Hopefully you enjoy what you find here and continue to come back.
As a little personal thank you to all of you, this is a mix I’ve been listening to myself for the last couple weeks. There’s stuff on it i’ve already posted, and stuff I haven’t. Hopefully you enjoy it as much as I’ve been. Thanks again! Have an amazing weekend!
PS I Love You 7″
Dark Was the Night Comp
The Beach Boys
Little Deuce Coupe LP
Self Titled LP
Back to the Feature Mixtape
The Dead Weather
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Young Adult Friction 7″
The Rural Alberta Advantage
Rabbit Habbits LP
Going from Godspeed style ambiance with hushed vocals to My Bloody Valentine era walls of noise with chest rattling choruses in the same song sounds like a disastrous study in combining opposing forces. But on The Antlers new album Hospice, they pull it off without a hitch, and it is EPIC. To my ear, it’s one of the only albums I’ve heard in a while that emits a palpably cohesive atmosphere that you want to wrap around your head. And then there’s these sporadically used horns that just throw this extra level of sheen on top of it all. Definitely one of the best albums of the summer, but I can’t wait to listen to it on a cool fall night.