High Places July 2, 2008 Stuyvesant Town – Flac and MP3 Downloads

July 7, 2008

Last Wednesday, High Places performed outside of their standard Brooklyn DIY and club scene. The Oval at Stuyvesant Town has had weekly Wednesday concerts for quite some time, but for years the bands have been local acts and cover bands. As the community has gone through some substantial upgrades, the Summer music series booked its first legitimate act.

The video embedded above appeared on youtube yesterday, and has created a bit of stir in the blogs. While the video seems to indicate that High Places only performed to a group of toddlers, the shot is quite misleading. This footage was taken during the day when High Places did their soundcheck to the afternoon crowd at the Oval — primarily children and older people. When the actual performance took place, the grass area in front of the stage was filled with people of all ages who included many fans of the band, local residents and curious onlookers — all very supportive of the interesting and excellent music on stage.

High Places is a taper friendly band, as our friend baltimore-taper recorded them last year. We recorded this set with a direct line from the soundboard. The signal is fairly clear, but there is a noticeable hum/buzz from the board that also was apparent in the PA stacks. During louder moments the well mixed board is outstanding, while during the quieter points the hum can be distracting. With that caveat enjoy this excellent band!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

High Places
Stuyvesant Town Oval
New York, NY USA

Digital Soundboard Master

Soundboard > Edirol UA-5 (Oade Digimod) > M-Audio Microtrack 24/96 > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge 8.0 (level adjustment, downsample, dither, EQ) > CD Wave (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced

[total time 39:18]
01 /Banana Slugs
02 Sandy Feat
03 The Storm
04 Golden
05 The Tree
06 Oceanus
07 Head Spins
08 Namer
09 Gold Coin
10 New Grace
11 Stardust
12 Vision’s The First…
13 Universe
14 Freaked Flight

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT High Places and visit their MySpace page, where you can follow the links to buy official releases. The High Places artist page on Thrill Jockey Records is (here). You can purchase High Places CD 03/07 – 09/07 at Emusic (here).

One Response to High Places July 2, 2008 Stuyvesant Town – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. Richie
    July 13, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Thanks! Looking forward to their album.

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