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The Plaster Cramp


The Plaster Cramp is a new experimental art rock band. The self-titled debut album is available to stream and download from Bandcamp. Numbered, limited edition CDs will be available October 1.

Gigs

Saturday, October 1, 2016

THE PLASTER CRAMP Record Release Party
240 Boerum Street, Brooklyn, NY

3–9pm

FREE Admission

Limited edition, hand-numbered CDs

BYOB

Special guests FLY ASHTRAY

Videos


"Gina's Secret" by John Frazier and the 8 Year Olds


Eight songs from the Boogieman record got a video treatment using mostly old public domain footage, which was cut up and combined to create new narratives. NWBD shot videos for two songs from the Processional record, and had new original music featured in videos for the ACLU and Roaring Brook Press. You can see them all at youtube.com/jf8yo.

Records

The Plaster Cramp

by The Plaster Cramp

"Sons and daughters come to dance!" Enticement as command from new experimental art rock band, The Plaster Cramp. The ten compositions on this debut collection span a surrealistic conga line from NYC to the Pleiades. An exquisite corpse of downtown rock, post-punk, apocalyptic soul and cosmic jams.

Listen to "The Ghost of Great Jones"



Click here for the full album.

The Plaster Cramp

Written, performed, recorded and produced by The Plaster Cramp. Mixed by John Frazier.

Red Hand

by Not Waving But Drowning

Musically revelrous, but lyrically so very much about death; that's the bargain struck by Not Waving But Drowning on this, their third record. "Red Hand" alludes to thievery of all sorts — whether through the tale of a cross-dressing bandit of the 1600s, the relentless creep of Alzheimer's disease, or the intrigues of a courtesan turned international spy. Nearly all ending in the demise, timely or not, of the songs' protagonists.

Listen to "Highwayman"



Click here for the full "Red Hand" album.

Red Hand

Written, performed, and produced by Not Waving But Drowning. Recorded by Ben Riesman, John Frazier, and Matthew Talmage. Mixed by John Frazier.

Brainclouds

by John Frazier

There are contrasts defining cycles in this collection: hot, cold, young, old, together, apart. Weather, seasons changing. Clouds gather then part… or it rains, snows. Fluid, variously. The sun shines. The moon, bright on the water. Paralysis of winter; re-purpose of spring.

Listen to "Little Red Shoes"



Click here for the full "Brainclouds" album.

Brainclouds

Written, performed, produced, recorded, and mixed by John Frazier.

Processional

by Not Waving But Drowning

The group makes a joyful noise with everything from violas to vibraphones, banjos to bones, trumpets to tamburas, guitars to garbage cans to giant brass geese. Not content with merely banging on inanimate objects, they also corralled a chorus of forty friends to add to the fanfare on these songs of mystery, adventure, and poisoned love. Funny hats were worn in the making of this record.

Listen to "Thanks a Lot, Lancelot"



Click here for the full "Processional" album.

Processional

Written, performed and produced by Not Waving But Drowning.
Recorded and mixed by Jeremy Forbis.

Boogieman

by John Frazier and the 8 Year Olds

A lot of this was by the seat of the pants. That energy, often urgency, is found throughout "Boogieman" — a new wave punk rock record for urban carousing post-9/11. What you find the next morning is bound to feel a bit odd.

Listen to "Adjust"



Click here for the full "Boogieman" album.

Boogieman

Written and performed by John Frazier and the 8 Year Olds.
Produced, recorded and mixed by John Frazier.

Any Old Iron

by Not Waving But Drowning

A rollicking tour through a rag and bone shop, where a jazz funeral marches through an indie rock show, strains of high lonesome harmonies sing out from a smoky blues club, and buzzing electric guitars meet dusty instruments left in an attic.


Listen to "Sick"



Click here for the full "Any Old Iron" album.

Any Old Iron

Written, performed, and produced by Not Waving But Drowning.
Recorded, mixed, and produced by Stuart Lerman.

Outside

by John Frazier

A quirky and intimate collection of indie pop/rock songs. Assembled with the help of several household items and held together with humor, reverb and that thing over there.


Listen to "Junior's Lament"



Click here for the full "Outside" album.

Outside

Written, performed, produced, recorded and mixed by John Frazier.