"The swimsuit calendar was produced in the tradition of all before it – sophistication, elegance, alluring and panache."
Still, the calendar, as usual, does not disappoint. We won't bore you here with long descriptions of which girls we want to bone the most and why (Nikki!), but there are a few of you readers who probably wouldn't mind looking at a picture and hearing Chip's thoughts about it. Let's try that.
Chip: "The hay bale imagery here is evocative of an experience that most of us Kansans find quite familiar: screwing on a soft but scratchy pillow of hay."
If a band gets a slot at the Pitchfork Music Festival, they must be hip, right? In this new series, we take a look at some of the lesser-known acts to see what makes them worthy of inclusion.
Today's band is called The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Their new album is called "Young Adult Friction."
The band showcases lovely boy/girl harmonies (always popular with the hipsters) and they have a lead guitarist named Kip (no shit!).
That alone should be enough to convince you, but let's go ahead and hear some praises from a music blog called "Losing Today," which describes their sound as follows:
"...radiant pop the kind that makes you tingle from the inside out, lovingly sugar dipped in sheens of pulse racing effervescence and to these ears sounding not so dissimilar to the kind of stuff mined for your discerning delight by the likes of imprints such as Bus Stop, Summershine and HOL / MBV era Creation while blissfully gliding about your senses like some sun soaked honey combed slice of heart string tweaking bliss pop happily being crafted by a three way collaboration between the Pastels, Velvet Crush and early career Teenage Fanclub."
Check them out at www.myspace.com/thepainsofbeingpureatheart and get your ass to Chicago for their show!