Honestly, bodybuilders have always made me kind of uncomfortable. Every time I see hulking muscly dudes, I’m just worried their muscles are going to burst right through their skin like fully gestated parasites. They look like they’re in so much pain all the time, with the grimaces and awkward movements and bulging veins. So why am I so drawn into PS I Love You’s “Friends Forever” video?
Dog bro does muscle dudes a solid, though, and convinces them to talk their issues out and then the three of them save a bear cub trapped in a tree through the sheer force of flexing. It makes sense in the context, I promise. It’s a goofy clip that nonetheless showcases the cheery unity of PS I Love You’s music– the duo is like the Batman ’66 to the grim and gritty Dark Knight Returns end of the Canadian rock duo spectrum that DFA1979 represents. I don’t know if it’s enough to help me get over my bodybuilder squeamishness but it’s a step in the right direction.
Nick Hanover got his degree from Disneyland, but he’s the last of the secret agents and he’s your man. Which is to say you can find his particular style of espionage here at Loser City as well as Ovrld, where he contributes music reviews and writes a column on undiscovered Austin bands. You can also flip through his archives at Comics Bulletin, which he is formerly the Co-Managing Editor of, and Spectrum Culture, where he contributed literally hundreds of pieces for a few years. Or if you feel particularly adventurous, you can always witness his odd .gif battles with friends on twitter: @Nick_Hanover