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, or the intrigues of a courtesan turned international spy. Nearly all ending in the demise, timely or not, of the songs' protagonists.

NWBD's first two records, Any Old Iron and Processional, are available below thanks to Bandcamp.



Hot Fun in the Summertime

Thanks a Lot, Lancelot

Sleep Before I Wake


50 Ave. B (at 4th St), NYC
With special guests (all the way from Portland), Strangled Darlings!
Doors at 8pm. $8 cover.



We recorded five covers, by request, as rewards for the Red Hand Kickstarter. One of them now has a video.

See Kickstarter Haiku Rewards

Thank you for making the Kickstarter a success and The Rogue's Revel record release party for Red Hand such a blast!


Photo by David Siegel.

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Haiku Thank You

For your contribution to the Red Hand Kickstarter campaign — a haiku of gratitude, from us to you.
Ahead in the snow
Fire against the blind night, Matt
leads us home again
Matthew Brown, keep the home fires burning!
Ice skates on North Lake
Trace a path across our hearts
full of thanks, Elsbeth
Elsbeth Brown, we love you!
Sky luminescence
colors the dusk, dawn and the
aura of Ali
Ali Luminescent, keep coloring outside the lines!
Charlie smiles, leans
back on his Throne of Shotguns
Whispers two words: "horse ..."
Charlie Hailey, fill in the blank!
From Singapore shores
come warm winds, tomorrow's sun
and a gift from Max
Max Theobald, we sail tonight!
Queen City rises
Alexis keeps the promise
of the dogwood bloom
Alexis Gordon, may you spring ever forward!
Straggled, salt-pepper
beard belie mischievous boy
Mom hugs to this day
Carol Uhlig, hugs from all us kids!