Chip: "I do love the Rock Chalk Chant, nonsensical as it is, but for my money it lacks the passion and hostility of 'Rip his fucking head off!'"
Richard: "When all is said and done, I'll always be partial to the Arkansas chant of 'Wooo Pig Sooey!' That's how we call our Hogs!"
Chip: "I can't believe that the list of customs forgot to include 'going to Quinton's at Tuesday night to check out the ass.'"
Larryville hipster bands all desire the recognition of a nationally-known hipster record label, so it's with great pride that we announce the Old Canes' new album has just been released by Omaha-based Saddle Creek (home to Bright Eyes, Cursive, etc).
A recent Pitchweekly profile describes the Canes as "Lawrence's answer to Neutral Milk Hotel" and terms the new album "an eclectic, lo-fi carnival ride, punctuated by oddball instrumentation, such as wind chimes and what sounds like rain through a drafty window." The band's lead singer, Chris Crisci explains the recording process: "You get the guitar and some vocals down, and you might be happy with it, but it's when you put the tambourine on it... — that's when it really becomes something amazing."
Richard: "Right. And I'd go so far as to say that nothing can be amazing without the inclusion of a tambourine. Now why can't the Transmittens get signed to a hipster label? Pay attention, K Records!"
On a recent weekend Richard found himself outside the Percolator art gallery talking to former Mayor Boog Highberg.r (their first official meeting!). While Boog related a juggling demonstration he used to give as a way of explaining anarchy ("when you drop the apples, it represent chaos"), Richard found himself staring intently at this large picture of a robot in the front window. Is it art, or isn't it?
Richard: "Anything with a robot in it is art, except for Michael Bay's Transformers films."
Chip: "What about Short Circuit 2?"