Not Waving but Drowning | Any Old Iron

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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.
Genre: Pop: Chamber Pop
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1. Let's Go Dancing
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2. Maypole
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3. In Flames
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4. Blood Oranges
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5. Sick
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6. Thin Red Lines
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7. Wreck of the Evening Star
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8. Lowlands
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9. From/to
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10. Drowned Man's Ball
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Not Waving But Drowning is a baroque rock band from New York City. Their songs feature 3- and 4-part vocal harmonies, literate and provocative lyrics, and deftly arranged acoustic and electric melodies. Their debut album, Any Old Iron, incorporates elements from gypsy punk to Weimar torch songs to old-time sea shanties, while remaining tightly wedded to its song-driven pop sensibility. Any Old Iron was produced and mixed by Stewart Lerman (Laurie Anderson, Dar Williams, Loudon Wainright) and features guest vocals by Brad Roberts (Crash Test Dummies).

Pinky Weitzman – viola, violin, Stroh violin, musical saw, electric bass, samples, vocals
Mason Brown – mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar, ukulele, accordion, vocals
John Frazier – electric guitar, electric bass, trumpet, vocals
Jeremy Forbis – percussion, glockenspiel, pots and pans, bones, vocals


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Jessica

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Flogging Molly and Luminescent Orchestrii had a baby—it’s a member of MENSA named, Not Waving But Drowning. Grab their first album (just released October 18th, 2008) as a lifesaver, and you will never let it go. Any Old Iron will rescue you from the musical doldrums. Pinky Weitzman, Mason Brown, John Frazier, and Jeremy Fortis are a dynamic quartet so in touch with America’s musical past yet so far ahead of their time, you will not know what setting to put the Dolorean on. Past, Present and Future, simultaneously, the group combines sensationally morbid lyrics with up-beat, gypsy-punk melodies. Weitzman’s voice is haunting and beautifully contrasts with her three male counterparts. The array of instruments the band utilizes, from pots and pans to piano innards is intriguing on its own but to hear all this wild instrumentation masterfully comprised into Any Old Iron is absolute aural bliss. Guest musicians include Brad Roberts from the Crash Test Dummies and Mason Brown’s dad Herschel Lee Brown, a talented singer-songwriter from the great state of South Carolina. In a lifetime of buying an entire CD to hear maybe two decent tracks, Not Waving But Drowning’s first album is a welcome reprieve—you will repeat the entire album ad nauseum. New York City has a jewel in the form of iron—Any Old Iron, and it’s time for it to be appreciated.