Bearsuit‘s US debut was worth the wait. Ironically on Columbus Day, eighteen months after an incident where Bearsuit was prevented by immigration authorities from performing at SXSW 2007, the Brits’ performance last night at Cake Shop was clear evidence why Bearsuit was one of the late John Peel’s favorite bands. The co-ed caped serenaders eased through forty minutes of their best quirky, intelligent and hook-heavy brit-pop and left the crazy crowd begging for an encore that never came. But as Lisa pointed out to the crowd before the last number, Bearsuit will return for more NYC dates later this month. In fact, Bearsuit will perform at the NYCTaper CMJ Showcase at Cake Shop on Thursday October 23.
We recorded this concert from our standard location at Cake Shop — with the DPA microphones attached to the front wall about 10 feet from the PA speakers. The result is a recording of great intimacy and clarity. Enjoy!
There is an excellent review of this concert on the Soundbites Blog [here].
Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)
Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].
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 39:04]
01 Jupiter Force (Recruitment Video)
02 Foxy Boxer
03 [equipment interlude]
04 Dinosaur Heart
05 More Soul Than A Wigan Casino
06 Hey Charlie Hey Chuck
07 Muscle Belt
09 Shh Get Out
10 Rodent Disco
11 [stage announcements]
13 Welcome Bearsuit Space Hotel
If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Bearsuit, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their Official Releases, including their latest CD OH:IO at the Fantastic Plastic website [HERE].