Oh! Custer June 12, 2008 Cake Shop – Flac and MP3 Downloads

June 19, 2008

[photo by soundbites blog]

Oh! Custer is one of those rare bands who immediately caught our ear when we first heard them in a promotional email. Their CDs are released in the US through an independent label called Series Two Records. When we learned that Oh! Custer would play the NYC Popfest, we reached out to Series Two and the Popfest and received permission to record the performance.

The duo play a unique lo-fi guitar-oriented Swedish pop with Josef providing melodic electric guitar lines to Esbj√∂rn’s vocals and rhythm guitar, and backed by laptop beats and ambient sounds. As the middle band in a 5-band bill on the opening night of the NYC Popfest, Oh! Custer had the unenviable task of keeping the momentum. With a persistent beat, strong songs and funny/friendly banter, Oh! Custer kept the crowd into the show and earned some new fans.

We recorded from the identical location as the Love Is All recording from later in the evening, but during Oh! Custer we moved the microphones to avoid the draft from the air conditioning duct. There is a some rumble from the air in the first 3 songs, but that is greatly decreased when the mics were moved. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Oh! Custer
Cake Shop
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Upfront
10 Feet from the PA

DPA 4021s > Edirol UA-5 (Oade Digimod) > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack 24/96 > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge 8.0 (level adjustments, downsample 16/44) > CD Wave > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[Total time 41:09]
01 Others
02 Keep it Coming
03 Late
04 Secrets
05 So Much Better
06 States
07 October
08 Post
09 Fields of Autumn
10 Spoiler
11 Your Name
12 Be Mine (Robyn cover)

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Oh! Custer, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their CDs directly from the Series Two Records site.

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