OLD CRUMPLER NEWS
We have an exciting
show coming up in late January with our sister band
The Cups and a cool technical
band we've never played with before called
Swamp. It's at the usual
place cause we love the sound there so make plans now for
Crumpler in the new year.
shows page for more details.
Writing for our second
CD has begun and we have already come up with strange names
for 4 songs or so.
But look for us to play
lots of shows in support of Ghost Bucket in the coming months.
Check on our shows page to find where and when you
can come and see Crumpler next. Right now this is the only
way to get a copy of Ghost Bucket (except for a friend burning
Soon this will change
as we will have CDs for sale online at CD Baby and songs
up at iTunes. We'll let you know more as this develops.
Wow what a CD release
we had at
Points East Pub. We brought
100 CDs to the gig and every one of them is gone. Big big
The Cups and
Revision Text for playing
the show with us and hella thanks to all of you that came
out and made this show such a damned great time.
If you didn't make it
to the show and you want a CD they will soon be available
online and in downloadable format. Developing.
Look for us at the next
show too, there will be many coming up and you will be able
to get a copy of Ghost Bucket there as well.
As we gear up for our
release party for our first
full length CD called Ghost Bucket this very Saturday October
25th, a fine article has been written about the band. Please
check out Crumpler at the Mural site by clicking the picture
The time has come to
release our CD out into the world. It will happen at Points
East Pub October 25th, 2008. Be there to get a copy of this
ground breaking CD from the masters of Dark Power Pop!
The Crumpler CD Ghost
Bucket mastering is finished this brisk rainy evening. We
tried it hot, we tried it cold and now it's come out just
right. We have to snap a few pictures, finish some art and
then we will make a whole ton of copies. You will be able
to get yours very soon
...so no worries 'eh?
Work on the new CD is
really very near completion. We have one last mastering
session and it's done! It won't be long now kids.
Also we have been working
on a fancy message board that we haven't quite gotten linked
to the site yet. But click below so you can sign up now
and grow with it from the beginning. Don't forget to visit
every day to see what crazy people will say about us.
Crumpler Message Forum
Recording and mixing
of the long awaited full length CD from Crumpler has finished
today. We have a mastering date set next week and the whole
thing should be done soon. We are very excited to bring
you our sonically delicious effort called "Ghost Bucket"!
God Bless America and
never forget 9-11
Awesome show at
the BBC last Saturday! Thanks to everyone that came out
to the show, thanks to the
Year of the Gun guys too
for having us. Be on the lookout for some video from this
show to appear on this site in the coming weeks.
Bobby Peru Studios and
we are getting some nice sounds. We are maybe a month out
from the release of Ghost Bucket. Are you getting excited?
All the tracks for Crumpler's
"Ghost Bucket" CD are recorded. We head into the
fancy Bobby Peru Studio this Thursday to begin the mixing
process. We are getting close to a CD release party!
But until then please
come out to the
show this Saturday at the
BBC and see us play some new tunes.
The gig Crumpler had
at the Cascio Groove Slab was awesome this year, we have
some live recordings of the event, so maybe someday you
will get to hear them! But not today.
Crumpler records vocals
this Saturday, we might even finish!
Today in Nice France
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had twin babies and Crumpler
has the first pictures of Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline.
Congrats to the couple. We don't really care, but we heard
that some people were interested in this sort of thing.
Crumpler will now record.
Thanks to all that came
out to the
Summerfest show at the
Cascio Groove Garage! What
a great time we had. If no rain is any indication, then
God likes Crumpler! It rained right before we played and
right after but not a drop while we were on stage!
The logistics at Summerfest
are such that our esteemed bass holder Steve Crumpler didn't
get much of a chance to hand out bumper stickers after the
show. One must make room for the next band at the fine Cascio
stage so we had to bang gear straight away and didn't get
to meet as many of you as we would have liked. But...
...we have a lot of
bumper stickers left so the same bribe is in effect for
Liquor Sweets show this
Steve Crumpler has made
BUMPER STICKERS, so if you come out to the Summerfest Show
July 2nd you will be sure to get one. This IS a bribe.
We have appeared in
blog. Props to Craig Crumpler
for getting an honorable mention from our show at the Brat
We had a great time
playing at points East and it was great seeing you all come
out to the show.
The New Loud and
Fuzee for rocking
Next we play our awesome
Summerfest show at the
Cascio Groove Slab but
until then we are going to try and finish up our vocal recordings
to get one step closer to a finished full length CD, it's
very exciting for us.
to our show this Saturday!
by Betsy B!
shows on our shows page means that we are starting to play
more than ever this summer. Our next show at
Points East Pub is going
to rock. We get to play with
The New Loud, a local band
that is chock full of those weird south side people. Also
we get to play with our very good friends
Fuzee. It will be a great
show, you should come to see this.
that Jeff is back from Wroclaw we can finally tie up those
loose ends on our new full length CD entitled Ghost Bucket.
Binky Tunny and the boys
for having us play with them at the
Brat Stop, it is a great
sounding room with some top notch equipment. That's always
no shows until June so it's back to recording, plus Jeff
is going to be touring a bit in May with
continues, but we have a show Friday April 18th you should
come to. It's a Birthday bash in Kenosha at a cool club
Brat Stop. We go on about
midnight and we play with
Binky Tunny featuring
Jon Marsh and
Nuna. See you there!
it takes straight numbers for you to realize how power pop
formula you are ..heh heh. Hey we are still dark, but just
look at these song lengths. Too funny.
guitar tracks are, for all vocal purposes, done and now
we look to begin work at the Super Secret Studio of Michael
Woelfel. Vocals are underway!
tracks have started today at Brookside Studios and the sounds
are sweet and heavy coming from the Mesa Boogie. It shouldn't
be long now until we are doing vocals.
recording of the bass and drums at
Bobby Peru's Studio could
not have gone better. We have 9 songs down and we are very
excited to be ankle deep in the recording process. More
news to follow.
don't know how these will look. Cafe Press finally has black
shirts for sale! They might be sub-par quality shirts, but
I sent an uncompressed .png file so the graphic should be
of kick ass quality, just don't know about the shirt. We
bought one (Craig bought one actually) so we can see what
kind of quality we are talking here. We'll let you know
what we find.
this is it. Check it out.
official reserved time at the infamous
Bobby Peru Studios in Milwaukee.
Recording will begin this month and we are all very excited.
Shane does not know what he is in for!
a great show at Points East we had. Thanks to all of you
that came out, we love you all. Special thanks to
for really rocking!! We
now turn our attention to ...recording.
a new desktop is available on the
Downloads page, check it
out and add Crumpler to your everyday computer life.
getting anxious to play our show coming up this Saturday
the 16th of February! So far the weather this winter has
been hell. So why not bring your honey out for a Valentines
day rock show to be remembered. Help us celebrate this festive
season of frozen love at
Points East Pub with
songs are being written like crazy lately as we prepare
for recording and our next show on February 16th at
Points East Pub with our
in Crumpler are looking forward to our next show in the
acoustically pretty club known as Points East Pub next week/year
Jan 4th 2008.
should come out to see us play and hear Jeff's stories about
Denmark and Switzerland.
new live track is now available on the
Downloads page. Go now
and listen to "The Whiff" as the fine fans did
on Nov. 17 just a few short days ago! Rock!!
in the "Krinkler" camp feel like the show at Points
East Pub was a great success. Special thanks to Binky Tunny
and the Farmland Chokehold and Mutt Junction for making
this a great night.
is off to Europe again for some more touring with Beatallica,
but he'll be back before you'll even know he's gone.
show coming up on NOV 17th, don't forget to get your arse
out early to Points East pub this Saturday to see Crumpler.
(we play first for all you old timers that can no longer
stay out late)
appeared in our first blog, thanks to V'ron for talking
about us. Read her at
The Sixth Station
gig last night was great fun and we look forward to our
next show with the
at the gig I got videos of Summerfest which have been posted
we have another show this month, so you should come out
to this one if you missed us, or even if you didn't.
a new show to announce on November 3rd! Not much time to
market this baby but we have to take it cause we love to
play live. Amy from
Independent Idols asked
us to play with them at
The Main Stage in Waukesha.
If you can somehow navigate the drunken city planner streets
of Waukesha you could enjoy a night of delicious rock.
has a show November 17th at
Points East Pub with
Binky Tunny. I must suggest
that you come to this show. You have to hear our new material,
We are very excited about it.
new songs are completed and after some things get moved
a few blocks from their present location and Jeff gets back
from New York, recording will begin. Oh yes it will.
and check out our first review from South Korea!
picture was used without Jin A's permission, but then again
what is she gonna do about it? She lives in Asia!
pictures of the Summerfest show up at the pictures section
of this site. Not much going on as Jeff is always gone touring
to California, New York, Germany and South Korea with his
other band Beatallica ...sorry guys I'll be back soon.
at Summerfest, yes you heard that right. We have scored
a Summerfest gig. We are very pleased, check out the shows
page for more information.
on the CD has stalled because Jeff has been in Europe touring,
but now that he is back work will begin again. Expect to
have a CD soon.
very first Crumpler show went very well. We played with
some cool bands and had a great time. Look for us to play
Vnuk's again soon and Summerfest in the coming months.
new Crumpler CD is currently being mixed in the big machine
at what used to be Michael Woelfel's SuperSecret Studios,
but now it has been moved to a location so secret that it
doesn't even have a name anymore!
the tracks for the new Crumpler CD are laid! Mixing and
mastering are the only steps left in the process now. Mixing
will begin this Saturday at Michael Woelfel's Super Secret
Studios and I have already talked to the talented but poorly
dressed Shane from Bobby Peru Studios in Milwaukee about
Even more new songs have been written and some shows should
be coming soon.
all of the recording is complete, only thing is Jeff is
sick as a dog. With only a couple of vocal parts left he
simply croaks when he tries to sing them. You don't really
want to hear that so we're gonna take a little more time
to get it done. Thanks for your patience.
Special thanks to Zack for this update picture. We hope
he heals quickly.
and vastly improved Drum and Bass tracks were completed
last night for what we must now call our six song demo.
Guitars are next, followed by vocals! Soon you will be hearing
all of what we hear.
will begin again this Friday with the addition of a remake
of a Cheap Trick tune which may make it out of the studio
if it sounds good enough. But then we'll have to call it
the 6 song demo and won't that be uncomfortable?
more rig upgrades this week, I am losing my mind but I think
I'm mostly done. A nice MIDI pedal and I should be set.
to some technical errors the CD will take slightly longer
to make. Just up on the download page today is the sole
remaining survivor from the technical error.
lyrics are up on the download page and the back bone of
Crumpler is scheduled to record vocal tracks at Brookside
Studios on this very day. About 80% of the guitar tracks
weekends recording brought much progress and all the drum
and bass tracks are complete for our five song demo. I have
begun to put guitar tracks down on my third song, so vocals
should begin sometime next week at this pace. The tunes
are coming out great!
original tunes are completely written and we are excited
to get them out to you. Therefore Crumpler recording will
begin this Friday and we hope to have the songs finished
in rough demo form in a couple of weeks. Then we can give
them to record companies and fans so they can hear what
we have been up to all these weeks of practice.
more personal note I have recently acquired some serious
rig upgrades and I am giddy with my Mesa Boogie tone these
days. It Brings a tear to my eye.
new full sized practice space is ready to roll and we break
it in tonight. Special thanks to Craig Crumpler for the
use of his home studio for this process.
is formed on this day and the chemistry has already began
even though we are writing quietly in a living room with
practice amps and a synthetic drum pad. Soon we shall Rock.
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