Published Feb 03, 2012Toro y Moi and Black Lips look as if they probably know plenty of swimsuit models, right? (Right!?) Well then it's only natural that the two acts are among the indie artists selected to appear in the upcoming swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated.
In addition to Toro and Black Lips, other artists to be featured either in the magazine or on its website are: White Denim, DJ A-Trak, Hanni El Khatib, Delta Spirit, Elan Atias & White Elephant, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Little Hurricane, Maluca, Nick Waterhouse, Vonnegutt, Selebrities, Bosco Delrey, Kito & Reija Lee, New Look, Rhye, and The newno2. (Yeah, we have no idea who most of those artists are either.)
Perhaps the best part is that new or previously unreleased tracks from the artists will be shared along with each feature. Billboard reports that the acts will be paired with bikini models, but Pitchfork notes that apparently only DJ A-Track will appear with a model.
What's more, a two-day music festival called Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Beauties & Beats will be held at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. It will feature 10 of the 17 artists involved in the feature, including White Denim and Black Lips (but not Toro y Moi).
The festival will take place on February 15 and 16, a day after the issue debuts on February 14.
We'll leave it up to you to decide how this affects the artists' "indie cred," which we're assuming still exists, right?