TIKI POODLES, THE: Self-titled: CD

Oddball Demento-type stuff here, pulling from a lot of different bathwaters—disco, jazz, punk, skronk, and garden variety freakout weirdness. Gotta respect a band that sounds nothing like the Childmolesters, the Dicks, and Captain Beefheart, but brings all of them to mind at the same time.

 –jimmy (The Tiki Poodles, myspace.com/thetikipoodles)