"The artist credited with almost singlehandedly launching the underground-comics scene in '60s San Francisco, the cartoonist who gave us the X-rated adventures of Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural, a professed atheist, a man who fantasizes about getting piggyback rides from big-legged women (and then draws and publishes these fantasies)..."
What do the boys think of Crumb's Genesis?
Chip: "I'm sure you all expect me to hate it, but I've always been quite fond of Crumb's work since we share that same fantasy about piggyback rides from big-legged women. However, I'm afraid it's going to feel a little weird beating off to this."
The boys were huge fans of noise-rock band Fuck Buttons' previous album, Street Horrrsing, and have been anxiously awaiting the follow-up. Let's take a look at Pitchfork's review (which warrants a rare 9.0, the same as Grizzly Bear's Veckatimest and just below Dirty Projectors' Bitte Orca, which scored a 9.2):
"Fuck Buttons also master shorter pieces that shift and redirect the record's momentum. Close in spirit to the tribal romp of "Ribs Out" from Street Horrrsing-- but ultimately more listenable and imaginative-- "Rough Steez" envisions industrial techno as locomotive skronk. And "Phantom Limb" recalls genre-benders like Liquid Liquid and Gang Gang Dance with its cavernous atmosphere and snaky, complex arrangement. When the band returns to widescreen emotiveness for the triumphant closer "Flight of the Feathered Serpent", it feels like a victory lap."
Richard: "I think that 'locomotive skronk' is really an important emerging genre that hasn't received its due as of yet, and I'm hoping to put together a band that specializes in it. Surely we'd be right at home sandwiched in between sets by Black Christmas and This is My Condition."
The boys were unable to attend last week's premiere of the Spook Lights' film It Starts With Murder, but intrepid hipster photographer A. Rusc.n was on hand to document the affair. Here's one of the shots we particularly enjoy from her newest Lawrence.com slideshow (click to enlarge and peruse the sweet Schlitz logos on this hipster's shirt):