The Naked Hearts released their new EP this month and Thursday last (Jan 22), it was time to celebrate. In the venue where they garnered positive attention at CMJ, at Cake Shop Naked Hearts performed a set that featured five of the six songs on the new release These Knees. We were particularly pleased to hear “No One Nothing” for the first time live where the song’s hooks and melodic guitar work translated well.
Naked Hearts have completed their East Coast tour to support the EP, and return to live performance next weekend (Feb 6) at Death By Audio. They will also perform at Glasslands on March 1 before returning to the road for some Midwest dates.
We recorded this set from our upfront location at this venue. The sound quality is not quite what we anticipated, as the vocals are perhaps a bit too light and there is some noise in the drums. Nevertheless, its a fine performance by a fine band! Enjoy.
The Antlers and Air Waves (permission pending) were also recorded and will be posted in nyctaper in the near future.
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 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 28:42]
01 Like I Do
02 Mass Hysteria
03 No One Nothing
04 Cat and Mouse
05 One False Move
06 Call Me
07 Only For You
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