Monday, August 20, 2012

Turbo Fruits Unveil Butter Cover, Hank Williams Jr. 'Hates' Our 'Muslim President,' Cherub Hits No. 1 on Hype Machine [Newsy Bits]

Posted By on Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 3:40 PM

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* I'm sure you all recall the hubbub that went up when locals Turbo Fruits and The Weeks were signed to Kings of Leon's label, Serpents and Snakes. We've long known that the Fruits album, titled Butter, is set for a Sept. 11 release. But today, the psychedelic rock 'n' rollers shared the cover art for Butter, and you can peep it over there on the left. You can also pre-order Butter now on vinyl or CD via the Fruits' site. Shit ships Sept. 4.

* Well, this garbage is making its way 'round the Net as we speak, so if you haven't seen it yet, you might as well find out about it here. Hank Williams Jr. played the Iowa State Fair Grandstand on Friday night, and he apparently (surprise!) spewed a bit of nonsensical, willfully ignorant, backwoods-conservativism propaganda-slash-gibberish. Metromix Des Moines reports that, after playing "We Don't Apologize for America," Bocephus called out to the crowd, "We’ve got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the US and we hate him!” Williams must have somehow caught a sneak peek of Obama-Biden's forthcoming 2012 re-election campaign slogan, "Fuck Farms, Vote Muslim." Anyway, Brad Anderson of the Obama campaign in Iowa reportedly responded to Hank Jr.'s tirade thusly: "That type of absurd nonsense doesn't really deserve a response."

* And finally, Cherub just went to No. 1! Well, on the Internet. The local electro-pop duo's tune "Doses and Mimosas" is listed as the most popular track being posted "on blogs now" according to MP3 aggregation site Hype Machine. Looks like "Doses" is currently engaged in a back-and-forth struggle with Youth Lagoon's "Daydreams" for the No. 1 spot, but I went ahead and screen-capped Cherub hitting the top spot. You know, for proof. See that after the jump, and watch Cherub's "Doses" vid here.

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