Give Crappy Dracula your money, receive an actual album in return
It seems everywhere you turn these days, another scrappy local band is pleading for your hard-earned cash. Thanks to online (and not-at-all-divisive) services like Kickstarter, it’s never been easier for bands to solicit donations for tours, vinyl pressings, car repairs, or future albums that may or may not come to fruition. But leave it to the slightly bent minds behind Milwaukee’s Crappy Dracula to hit upon something entirely new: asking for money in exchange for an album that actually exists. A novel concept, we know.
In a decidedly lo-fi and fitfully coherent YouTube video, CrapDrac implores you, Mr. or Mrs. Milwaukee Music Consumer, to purchase its newest vinyl album, Fantastic Dracula. Why? Well, because the band apparently has a lot of copies left—oh, and it’s really good. We loved the album when it was released earlier this year, though if the video is to be believed, Gourmet Magazine called it “a big, poopy pancake that’s bad, bad, bad!” To each their own, we guess.
All of the, sigh, crappy anti-humor you’ve come to expect from the band is on display in the video, which graphically demonstrates what happens when three men with a video camera are left to their own devices. “With so many entertainment choices these days, wouldn’t you like something that looks like laundry, but feels like man’s achievements in space?” As long as it’s something we can actually hold in our hands, we’re game.