CRAW 200 PAGE BOOK / includes download code

from Aqualamb

This is an exhaustive 200-page book. The book, designed by the team behind one-of-a-kind visually driven label Aqualamb—who have also overseen visuals for the entire release—includes a wealth of unpublished photos and ephemera, an exhaustive oral history of Craw drawn from newly conducted interviews, and a detailed timeline of band activities, shows and releases, stretching from Craw’s 1988 formation to their 2002 break-up.


Craw, a Cleveland band that found momentum in the early 1990s with its first three albums, used jamming and structure to move forward American postpunk sources like the Jesus Lizard. Those three albums, reissued in this box set, were organized explosions, increasingly complex and forecasting a strain of meticulous but heavy music that’s still developing around the world; they were recorded by Steve Albini, who likes dry vocals and powerful drums. It feels like a missing link from a strange dead zone in American underground rock — the six or seven years, let’s say, after the end of Nirvana. — Ben Ratliff

"Craw’s music is explosive, eerie and downright riveting, combining the visceral rush of metallic post-hardcore, the compositional majesty of progressive rock and the purposeful abstraction of experimental improv, while at the same time achieving a rare, insular coherence all its own.” — Hank Shteamer, writer, musician and project organizer

"Craw was one of those things where the first time I saw it, it just completely blew me away. I'd never heard anything quite like Craw up to that point. They were this strange mixture of noise-rock and metal with this very eccentric preacher-type character doing these weird pseudo sermons over the top of the music. It was just a very potent concoction of elements. Having a seen a band like that expanded the horizons of what was possible, so in that way, Craw definitely rubbed off on Isis." — Aaron Turner, Isis and Hydra Head Records

"What Craw will use as a moment in one song, another band might use as a theme for a whole album. Craw's sound is spread out across a universe of disparate musical genres. They never imitate. Other bands imitate them.” — Steve Albini

ships out within 7 days

 $24.99 USD or more

 

More merch from Aqualamb

  1. GHOSTS – Ghost Limited Edition Colored Vinyl and 100 Page Book
    Hiram-Maxim

    Record/Vinyl

    $20 USD

  2. debutantes shirt
    Nathaniel Shannon and the Vanishing Twin

    T-Shirt/Apparel

    $10 USD

  3. In Tensions – Compact Disc
    Lo-Pan

    Compact Disc (CD)

    $5 USD

  4. In Tensions – Compact Disc and 100 Page Book
    Lo-Pan

    Compact Disc (CD)

    $20 USD

  5. In Tensions – Limited Edition Blue Vinyl 10in
    Lo-Pan

    Record/Vinyl

    $15 USD

  6. Trespasses – 100+ PG Book with download code.
    Nathaniel Shannon and the Vanishing Twin

    Compact Disc (CD)

    $10 USD

  7. Fera – Bundle 1 - Fera 140 page book w/CD
    Husbandry

    Compact Disc (CD)

    $15 USD

  8. Fera – Compact disc version of Fera
    Husbandry

    Compact Disc (CD)

    $10 USD

  9. Fera – Fera 140 Page Book
    Husbandry

    Compact Disc (CD)

    $10 USD

  10. MURDEREDMAN S/T LP – MURDEREDMAN S/T LP 100 Page Book
    MURDEREDMAN

    Compact Disc (CD)

    $10 USD

  11. MURDEREDMAN S/T LP – MURDEREDMAN S/T Limited Edition Vinyl LP
    MURDEREDMAN

    Record/Vinyl

    $15 USD

  12. Altered States of Death & Grace – Altered States of Death & Grace / 180 Gram Limited Edition Vinyl
    Black Black Black

    Record/Vinyl

    $10 USD

  13. Altered States of Death & Grace – Altered States of Death and Grace 100 Page Book w/ download code
    Black Black Black

    Compact Disc (CD)

    $10 USD

  14. ORDER - GODMAKER S/T VINYL WITH BONUS TRACK – Limited Edition Pressing Vinyl w/ Bonus Track
    Godmaker

    Record/Vinyl

    $15 USD

  15. The Space Merchants – The Space Merchants 100 page printed book with digital download
    The Space Merchants

    Compact Disc (CD)

    $10 USD

  16. Hiram-Maxim – 100 Page Printed Book w/ Digital Download
    Hiram-Maxim

    Compact Disc (CD)

    $10 USD

  17. Hiram-Maxim – Limited Edition Colored Vinyl
    Hiram-Maxim

    Record/Vinyl

    $15 USD

  18. Godmaker – 100 page printed book with digital download
    Godmaker

    Compact Disc (CD)

    $10 USD

  19. Human Highlight Reel 40 Page Book

    $10 USD

  20. Vagina Panther Judge 40 Page Book

    $10 USD

  21. Black Black Black 40 Page Book

    $10 USD

  22. Altered States Addiction Poster
    Black Black Black

    Poster/Print

    $20 USD

  23. Spiral Poster
    Black Black Black

    Poster/Print

    $20 USD

  24. BRONX / VAGINA PANTHER BOAT SHOW
    Vagina Panther

    Poster/Print

    $10 USD

  25. Fu Manchu / BloodnStuff / VP Limited Edition Poster
    Vagina Panther

    Poster/Print

    $20 USD

  26. Taking Drugs to Make Music to Sell Cars to. – LIMITED 12" WHITE VINYL / Taking Drugs to Make Music to Sell Cars to.
    Human Highlight Reel

    Record/Vinyl

    $10 USD

  27. Black Black Black – Black Black Black S/T 12" Black Vinyl LP
    Black Black Black

    Record/Vinyl

    $10 USD

  28. Black Black Black – Black Black Black S/T CD
    Black Black Black

    Compact Disc (CD)

    $7 USD

  29. Black Black Black – VINYL / TEE COMBO $20
    Black Black Black

    Record/Vinyl

    $20 USD

  30. Black Black Black Skull Tee
    Black Black Black

    T-Shirt/Apparel

    $15 USD

  31. Black Black Black - Sabbath T Shirt
    Black Black Black

    T-Shirt/Apparel

    $15 USD

  32. VP FU MANCHU BLACK TUSK
    Vagina Panther

    Poster/Print

    $20 USD

  33. VP HAIRPIE POSTER
    Vagina Panther

    Poster/Print

    $20 USD

  34. VP UNICORN
    Vagina Panther

    T-Shirt/Apparel

    $10 USD

  35. VP ORANGE SHIRT
    Vagina Panther

    T-Shirt/Apparel

    $10 USD

  36. HHR Book with download code to EP
    Human Highlight Reel

    $10 USD

  37. Black Black Black Album/Book
    Black Black Black

    $10 USD

  38. S/T EP – Digipack CD EP
    Descender

    Compact Disc (CD)

    $5 USD

about

Aqualamb Brooklyn, New York

A Brooklyn, NY imprint that releases independent music in book, vinyl, & digital forms.

contact / help

Contact Aqualamb

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code