Oakley Hall February 29, 2008 Knitting Factory – Flac Download

March 3, 2008

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Its not a stretch to say that Oakley Hall are a different band live than on their albums. The acoustic becomes electric, the shuffle becomes a romp, the picking becomes searing guitar solos. There are few bands who can pull off such a switch, but at the Knitting Factory on Friday, it became obvious why this band has built such a solid live reputation after opening stints for Bright Eyes and Gillian Welch. Additionally, their latest release 2007’s I’ll Follow You appeared on quite a number of best-of-year lists, and further enhanced this band’s solid reputation.

We received advance permission to record this set from Oakley Hall, through their site and Jesse the bass player. We set up in the balcony, perhaps a bit further back than we would have liked. The recording is a bit boomy and lacks the clarity of our previous Knitting Factory recording from a similar location (Meat Puppets in August on nyctaper [here]), so we applied some minor EQ in post-production to accentuate the highs. Enjoy!

Oneida was also recorded and will be offered in the coming days.

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Oakley Hall
Knitting Factory
New York NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Front of Balcony Far Left

Neumann KM-150 (AK-50 Hypercardiods) > Monster Cable > Apogee Mini-Me > Digital Coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack 24/96 > 24bit 48 kHz wav > Soundforge (set fades, level adjustment, slight EQ, downsample) > CD Wave > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Thanks Oakley Hall (via Jesse) for permission to record!

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[total time 54:00]
01 Eyes, Lock and Steel
02 Hiway
03 No Dreams
04 If You Can See Them, They Can See You
05 All the Way Down
06 Superpowers
07 Volume Rambler
08 Rue the Blues
09 If I Was in El Dorado
10 Confidence Man
11 Having Fun Again

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Oakley Hall, visit their webpage, and purchase I’ll Follow You directly from the Merge Records website.

Oakley Hall has another NYC show coming up soon. They are scheduled to perform on March 15, 2008 at Glasslands Gallery.

One Response to Oakley Hall February 29, 2008 Knitting Factory – Flac Download

  1. March 3, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Very nice summary of OH’s charm in the opening para.

    Well done for recording this show. It should be noted that AFAIK this is only new drummer Ezra Oklan’s second show (the other being one song at the Dylan event earlier in the year) and the first time Claudia and Fred have played with the band since taking a break later in 2007.

    Emailing you now for the link :)

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