October 07, 2011

Not Waving But Drowning: Processional

DIY cabaret folk with layered vocals and chorus wailing away after sampling the whiskey. All this and more can be found on Processional, the new album by Brooklyn quartet Not Waving But Drowning. Band members Pinky Weitzman, Mason Brown, John Frazier and Matthew Talmage dozens of instruments and a couple household objects such as egg beaters, spoons and a garbage can.

Processional is like an overstuffed musical cupboard. Open the door and you get swamped by a stream of songs clamoring for attention. There's a bit of indie pop (Thanks a Lot, Lancelot), NOLA late Forties jazz (Windowsill) and a rumbling Tom Waits inspired slow march (Tiger Hunting). Best served in small portions initially to fully appreciate the inventive musicianship and smart word play.

Not Waving But Drowning: Processional

Processional is a self-released album. Buy it from the band's website.

  1. Sleep Before I Wake
  2. November 3rd
  3. Sabor Island
  4. Thanks a Lot, Lancelot
  5. Windowsill
  6. Station Light
  7. Sing To Me
  8. The Mission
  9. Tiger Hunting
  10. Long Short Walk
  11. Willow Garden
  12. Processional

Live dates:
  • 10/08 Davenport & Winkleperry - Pittsboro, NC (with Curtis Eller)
  • 10/09 Shebeen Pub & Braai - Charlottesville, VA (with Christian Breeden and Rio Raqs)
  • 10/10 Norfolk Taphouse - Norfolk, VA (with Roma)
  • 10/11 Cafe Nola - Frederick, MD (with Rio Raqs)
  • 10/12 The Wonderland Ballroom - Washington, DC (with Rio Raqs)
  • 10/13 North Star Bar - Philadelphia, PA (with Sisters 3 and Brad Hinton)
  • 10/14 Maxwell's on Main - Doylestown, PA (with Rio Raqs)
  • 10/15 Spike Hill -Brooklyn, NY (with Joanna Erdos and the Midnight Show)

Video: Not Waving But Drowning - Thanks a Lot, Lancelot

» wavingdrowning.com

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