I love this picture of the fucking champs, because it’s the cover to a record with a song called, “Thor Is Like Immortal.” Hey, and thanks to whoever got to this post by MSN searching “dirty fucking.”

This weekend two favorites, the Dirty Projectors and the Fucking Champs play New York. I saw both within two months of leaving Tucson, and it makes me a little homesick to think how I could easily stand in the front of each show without having to arrive right when doors open or wiggle through people. The downside to going to shows in a small town is that bands like the Champs and Dirty Projectors only make it out to Tucson once a year, or every couple of years.

The Fucking Champs play tonight at the Knitting Factory and tomorrow night at North Six. As for what they’ve been working on the last few month, Tim Green emailed me this back in October:

right now we’re workin on some songs for a video game and a new record. i’m gonna try and get some work done on this symphony i started writing and recording last summer. tim soete and i are working on our friend ezra’s project called Citay. it’s kinda like the acoustic stuff on led zepplin 3. we’re goin back to the uk to play ATP in december and like 4 other uk shows and maybe a few in new york.

The Dirty Projectors play Cake Shop tomorrow night. I magically like anyone who uses Max/MSP and sings (see Blechdom), but when they do a whole album about 9/11, Don Henley, and the fall of the Aztec Empire, I fall in love.