1. Ace Bushy Striptease - Pain In The Aga (Odd Box)
Ace Bushy Striptease are back with their third album. "A Little More Suspicion In Our Fairy Tails Plz" is available now on Odd Box records which is rapidly becoming one of my favourite labels. The band have apparently also being confirmed for this years Truck Festival which takes place at Hill Farm, Steventon from 23rd-25th July.
2. Pollution - Smut sts (C6 Recordings)
This is the first track on the new Pollution album "Smut" which according to the band is the sound of "gross stripper pole/rotting woods porn". It's hard to argue.
3. Sky Larkin - Tiny Heist (Wichita)
Sky Larkin are back with a new album. It's called "Kaleide" and if you've been paying attention you'll know that I featured the title track on a Fodder a few weeks ago. I'm still smarting from missing them in my home town a month ago but apparently it's my own fault (although you would think somebody might have mentioned it) that I didn't read the gig listings for Stereo. The same thing happened again the other week when I went to Stereo to watch Darren Hayman and saw the posters on the wall informing me that I had just missed The Wave Pictures supported by This Many Boyfriends. Anyway you don't want to read me prattling on about gigs that I've missed, you want to know if this new Sky Larkin record is any good. The simple answer is "Oh Rather". If, like me you enjoyed last years debut "The Golden Spike" album but thought they weren't been quite as good as they can be then this is the record for you. The Leeds three piece have delivered big time and as I'm sure you can imagine from this track when August 9th comes around they will be lines of people six miles long camping out overnight to get their sweaty mitts on one of the first copies. Actually that might be a slight exaggeration but it is a great record and needs to live in your house.
4. Object - Tomorrowland (Self Released)
This is a track which has been kicking around on my ipod for a few weeks now and it really should have appeared in a Fodder a couple of weeks ago but the truth of the matter is I forgot. Better late than never then this is a track from a Brooklyn band called Object about whom I have no information whatsoever but if you like this (and if you don't, go and gargle some washing up liquid) pop over to their myspace page where you will find more pleasure.
5. Mux Mool - Hog Knuckles (Ghostly International)
Taken from the rather strange album "Skulltaste" which was released on Ghostly International back in March. It's a bit of a monster to be honest with no less than twenty tracks to get through. I really like records when you don't know what the next track is going to sound like as in this case. Mr Mool is the man! (although his real name is Brian.)
6. Forming - The Night Before (Crooked Direction)
This is a track from a cassette now available through Crooked Direction who if you cast your mind back to last year were responsible for bringing us that rather good Weed Hounds demo tape. This is their latest release and it's by a Long Beach band called Forming. The cassette features the four tracks from their self titled 7" E.P. (which unfortunately I don't own) along with three tracks exclusive to this release. You can become the proud owner of one of these fine items simply be getting yourself over to the Crooked Direction myspace page and remembering where you left your cheque book.
7. Weed Hounds - Skating Away From The Cops (Iron Pier)
One of the best tracks I've heard this week. It's the B-side of the New York bands "Beach Bummed" 7" single. Apparently there are only 300 copies so don't hang around if you need a vinyl copy. If not you can go to the Iron Pier website (link above) and download a digital copy for everyone's favourite price.
8. Secret Charisma - Lord Thomas (February)
This is a track from another one of those free singles made available by the very nice people at February Records. According to the catalogue number it's the seventh release on the label and as far as I'm concerned they've yet to miss the target. This one is by a band called Secret Charisma who according to the press release is the one man home recording project of Brad San Martin who might be better known for being in One Happy Island, a track from whom was featured in last weeks Fodder. The single is a taster for the forthcoming album "Satellites, Home Recordings & Demos 2004-2009" which will be released by Casa Nueva Industries at some point in the not too distant future.
9. Bugs And Rats - Hot Skins (Self Released)
Taken from the superb new album "Adidas". You'll certainly be hearing more from these around these parts.
10. The Wendy Darlings - Suffer Girl (Marineville)
This track is taken from a new four track 7" E.P. on Marineville Records and yes it is THAT Marineville. The one which released some blinding records by the likes of Fat Tulips, The Sugargliders and Jane Pow amongst others back in the early 1990's. The Wendy Darlings as far as I'm aware were last heard from a couple of years ago on an E.P. called "We Come With Friendly Purposes" which if memory serves was their debut release on Lost Music which now sadly defunct. This then is a welcome return for both band and label and both are sounding as lovely as ever.