FFFoxy Podcast #62 with Chris Berry of Soft Abuse / Fruits & Flowers

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It’s that time of year again where my old pal Chris Berry of the Soft Abuse and Fruits & Flowers labels makes his annual trek down to Mankato to join me on the podcast show. This is something we’ve been doing since the start of the podcast, for five consecutive years now (maybe more even), where I basically hand over the show to Chris to play a bunch of music from his personal collection, and we generally carve out a little bit of time to discuss what is happening with his now two separate labels. This is a show that I always look forward to since I get a chance to hear a bunch of music that I’ve either never heard of before or things that I’ve been wanting to check out for awhile. This time around the show was extra special, too. Chris premiered a track from the forthcoming Pumice album called Puddles. Pumice is a long-time favorite of the show and, no joke, the reason Chris and I came into contact with one another years ago, so it’s truly a thrill to be able to share this new material. He also previewed several other new and forthcoming tracks from both Soft Abuse and Fruits & Flowers, all of which sound terrific. Check out the links below to find out more information about each of these releases and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or comments. Hope you enjoy this episode.

David Mitchell & Denise Roughan “Jewel” Killing Capitalism With Kindness 3LP (Turbulence)
Snake “Heaps on the Streets” S/T CS (Hidiotic)
Elisa Ambrogio “Mary Perfectly” The Immoralist LP (Drag City)
The Mekons “The Last Dance” The English Dancing Master 12” (CNT Productions)
Jam Money “Paper Raincoat” Blowing Stones LP (Spillage Fete)
Knocker Jungle “I Don’t Know Why” S/T LP (Ember)
Hello Blue Roses “Telepathy” WZO LP (JAZ Records)
(Talk break)
Pumice “Why I Chew My Sleeves” Puddles CD/LP (*forthcoming on Soft Abuse)
Pigeons “Buoy” b/w “But For the Waves” 7” (Soft Abuse)
Carter Thornton “The Field” Mapping the Ghost Vol. 1: The Dirt Path to the Field CS (Soft Abuse)
The Bibs “Slow Curves“ From the Fishhouses LP (*forthcoming on Soft Abuse)
The Scrapes “Oblivion’s Grip” The Songs of Baron Samedi CS (Soft Abuse)
Piano Movers “Dazed at the Controls” A Fruits & Flowers Three-Way CS (Fruits & Flowers)
Odd Hope “Brave & Olde” b/w “I’ll Follow You” 7” (*forthcoming on Fruits & Flowers)
(Talk break)
Big John “Astronote Blues” b/w “Good House Party” 7” (Astrol)
Matthew “Doc” Dunn “Intro” Tecumseh LP (Healing Power Records)
Kyle Eyre Clyd “Sun Rises On A Prescient Sky” Pale Dawn Creeps LP (Halatern, etc.)
Semool “Essais 2” Essais LP (Souffle Continu)
Shawn David McMillen “Hunting” On the Clock w/ JJ & Mitch LP (12XU)
The Riptoids “The Beekeeper” In the Pocket 7” (Onset/Offset Records)
Charlie Feathers “Jewel Here On Earth” Jungle Fever 7″ (Feathers Records)
(Talk break)
Olduvai Music “Part III” (excerpt) Baubo LP (Tiwa)
Jem Targal “Call Your Name” Luckey Guy LP (Sheavy Records)
Bob Desaulniers “Side B“ (excerpt) Limestone CS (Eggy Records)
Lucifer “Hypnosis” Big Gun LP (Dynamic)
Terry Melcher “So Right Tonight” Royal Flush LP (RCA)

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