August 29, 2012
In Memoriam: Algernon Cadwallader's "Cruisin'"
Earth became a distinctly less awesome place this week, and not just because of the ongoing Republican National Convention. As it turns out, the rumors were true: Philadelphia's superlative, basement-leveling indie punk unit Algernon Cadwallader has called it a day. As laid out in this blog post, drummer Tank has a kid on the way and is settling in to a nursing job, so he's retiring from active rock duty. Joe and Pete already have other projects in the works, including (we presume) running their label Hot Green Records, which released that amazing Hop Along record Get Disowned earlier this year. But let's pause for a couple minutes and reflect on the glory that was with the Algernon Cadwallader jam "Cruisin'" from its final record Parrot Flies, which we reviewed here last summer.