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The Plaster Cramp

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"

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The Plaster Cramp

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

Not Waving But Drowning

Red Hand

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"

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Not Waving But Drowning: Red Hand

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

John Frazier

Brainclouds

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"

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John Frazier: Brainclouds

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

Not Waving But Drowning

Processional

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"

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Not Waving But Drowning: Processional

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

John Frazier and the 8 Year Olds

Boogieman

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"

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John Frazier and the 8 Year Olds: Boogieman

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

Not Waving But Drowning

Any Old Iron

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"

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Not Waving But Drowning: Any Old Iron

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

John Frazier

Outside

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"

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John Frazier: Outside

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