[from Annuals MySpace – photo by Brian Vetter]
Annuals are on tour in support of their new CD Such Fun. On Wednesday at Bowery Ballroom, Annuals played an energetic eighty-minute set that drew equally from their two full-lengths and four EPs. The highlights included the new single “Confessor”, “Brother” and as the first encore “Carry Around”. While the band maintains a youthful and exuberant energy on stage, Adam Baker‘s lyrics exhibit a wisdom beyond his years. That kind of maturity has enabled Annuals to move beyond the blog-buzz and its inevitable backlash, and produce an excellent new CD and tour.
We recorded from our standard balcony location in this venue and the sound is excellent. The vocals were mixed too low for the first couple of songs, but the balance improved thereafter and ultimately we are pleased with the high quality of this recording. Enjoy!
Jessica Lea Mayfield and What Laura Says were also recorded and will be posted on nyctaper pending artist approval.
Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)
Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].
New York, NY USA
Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Balcony Rail
Next to Soundboard
Neumann KM-150’s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Apogee Minime > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (set fades, slight level adjustments, downsample) > CD Wave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac
Recorded and Produced
[Total Time 1:20:45]
01 [drum intro]
02 Hot Night Hounds
03 Always Do
05 Down The Mountain
07 Hardwood Floor
09 Complete or Completing
10 Chase You Off
12 Around Your Neck
16 [encore break]
17 Carry Around
18 Hair Don’t Grow
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