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To you:

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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!

xx

The XX

XX LP

Islands

Picture 1Dirty Projectors

Bitte Orca

Stillness Is The Move

Picture 2Diamond Rings

PS I Love You 7″

All Yr Songs

Picture 3Yeasayer

Dark Was the Night Comp

Tightrope

atlas_sound-logosAtlas Sound

Logos LP

Walkabout ft. Panda Bear

Picture 4The Beach Boys

Little Deuce Coupe LP

Girls On The Beach

Picture 5Little Joy

Self Titled LP

Unattainable

dragonslayerSunset Rubdown

Dragonslayer LP

You Go On Ahead (Trumpet Trumpet II)

Picture 8Wale

Back to the Feature Mixtape

Um Ricka ft. K’Naan

imagesThe Dead Weather

Horehound LP

I Cut Like A Buffalo

hospice+the+antlers+indiecacionesThe Antlers

Hospice LP

Bear

Picture 6The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Young Adult Friction 7″

Ramona

Picture 7The Rural Alberta Advantage

Hometowns LP

In the Summertime

manmanrabbithabitsMan Man

Rabbit Habbits LP

Mysteries Of The Universe Unraveled

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good deeds

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There’s two pretty excellent charity comps out recently. Dark Was the Night (A Red Hot Compilation) amassed quite a collection of exclusives tracks by the likes of Grizzly Bear, The Arcade Fire, Yeasayer, Spoon, Feist, Bon Iver, Cat Power, Sharon Jones, The National, etc. Sales benefit the Red Hot Organization which is a charity dedicated to raising money and awareness for HIV and AIDS. The Album is being released by 4AD.

Grizzly Bear & Feist – Service Bell

Spoon – Well-Alright

Yeasayer – Tightrope

The second comp is a bit more interesting. The War Child Organization asked some of the most revered artist in the last centure of music to pick one of their classics and a current band to cover it. Some of the resulting pairings are inspired:

Bruce Springsteen’s Atlantic City – The Hold Steady

David Bowie’s Heroes – TV on the Radio

Stevie Wonder’s Superstition – Estelle

The Ramones’ Sheena is a Punk Rocker – The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The proceeds from this album go to work with children affected by war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda and is being released by EMI.

Both are worthy causes for you to drop some cash on and get some great music in return. Just a thought.

Full track listings and album art here… Continue reading

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Take Away Shows

The Take Away Shows have been around for a while thanks to the French music blog La Blagotheque, but every time I see a new one I fall in love with them again. Stylistically, they’re exactly what I want. That’s all thanks to the mastermind and primary filmer Vincent Moon. I thought I’d share some of my favorites… but there are so many more with artists like Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, Jens Lekman, Sufjan Stevens, and there’s even one with Jason Mraz!!!

Fleet Foxes – Sun Giant/Blue Ridge Mountain

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more about “Take Away Shows“, posted with vodpod

Yeasayer – 2080/Tightrope

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more about “Yeasayer – Yeasayer – LA BLOGOTHEQUE“, posted with vodpod

Beirut – Nantes

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more about “Beirut – Beirut – LA BLOGOTHEQUE“, posted with vodpod

of Montreal vs. Axe Riverboy – Care of Cell 44

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The National – Start A War
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