First, we are DELIGHTED to see Transmittens get a nomination in the "best pop" category (although its too bad "twee" isn't yet locally popular enough to warrant its own category). What would summer be like without "Meet Me At the Swings" and "Balloons in the Sky" on endless repeat? We don't know...and we don't want to know.
The "indie rock" category features some of the toughest match-ups. Obviously, Rooftop Vigilantes have garnered the most national buzz of late, and we'd probably vote for them if they weren't too hip to "follow" us on Twitter. Since they are, we're going instead with Noise FM, who DO follow us on Twitter and also because they are from Forttt Scottt and old friends of Chip. InkKC says their new EP, Enclave, "contains catchy hooks, clean riffs, and easy-to-digest vocal and lyrical content, all accessible to a casual, mainstream listener."
Chip: "In Forttt Scottt we like our riffs clean and our hooks catchy. When we hear a song like the Vigilantes' 'Seth No Jump,' to be honest, it scares the fuck out of us!"
Finally, in the "Emerging Act" category, we're solid supporters of Mammoth Life, primarily because we're suckers for a band that wears snazzy uniforms:
Go here to vote on-line:
Just as hipsters turn against their favorite bands at the first signs of increased popularity, so too has the recent fame of the LC (and by fame we mean four new readers) begun to create a backlash. Let's look at some of our "hate mail" from the comments section.
I'm With Chip says: "What the fuck is this shit? *sigh* This is going to turn into a fucking commune. I'm bringing the pipe swingers. The purge must begin!"
And this one is our favorite (hilarious! does it belong to Cl.thier?):
How Dare He?! says: "I can tell Richard has already changed...notice Chip was completely absent from this (boner joke-free) post? And Richard mentions Esquina with nary a smart-ass comment about pork butt tacos with squash and granny smith apple slaw! Sellout. Goodbye, Harry Lupus."
Richard: "Truly, it was an oversight on my part not to toss in an Esquina joke, but let me make up for it by promoting the delicious 'rabbit dog' at the new Burger Stand. Yes, it's a hot dog, but with rabbit meat. As soon as 715 started selling rabbit, a foodie bandwagon began. Within weeks, we predict it's going to be hard NOT to eat a fucking rabbit for lunch around here. Now, as for the blog selling out by expanding our readership, well, there may be some truth in that. But in return it means that Anna Undercover now follows us on Twitter. Will she offer us a discounted lapdance for all the free publicity the LC has given to her blog? Let's hope so."