Women's Basketball is a (fake) band in which Tyler Trudeau is the only member. Women's Basketball (the band) has nothing to do with the act of women playing basketball. --Tweefort Records press release
Fake band are a great idea, especially when they're actually not even real (remember Sioux Savage? didn't think so), except that Women's Basketball are a sort-of-real band and it's really the guy in the band who's made up (if you're not following me here then don't worry about it). Anyway, the Women's Basketball album is one of the first things CT's Tweefort Records has released since becoming a full-fledged digital-only label, and on the whole, "An Octopus, But Like, An Octopus" is a pretty fun thing to check out if you're into home-recorded stuff that's way catchy and more than a little bit clever. I like these hand-crafted demos even better than Tyler’s main project, The Tyler Trudeau Attempt, though your own enjoyment might depend on your tolerance for Tyler's singing voice; myself, I think hearing lines like "I need to act fucking dignified" being sung by a voice that sounds like a poodle that's getting run over by a dump truck is pretty hilarious, if not a huge part of the overall charm. On top of that, there's also an ancient drum machine that sounds straight out of a M.O.T.O. cassette from the '80s, which goes even better with the songs that have a more punkish tempo, like "Hold Me, Fuckers". Stephen Fievet has nothing to worry about, I'm sure, but in any case this definitely one of the more amusing things I've heard in the first two weeks of this year.
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"Evan, Don't Touch My Stuff"
You can download the entire 10-song album by going to tweefort.com/releases, and while you're there, check out some of the other Tweefort Records stuff as well (there've been five releases so far).