These Are Powers: February 13, 2009 Secret Project Robot – Flac and MP3 Downloads

February 16, 2009

[photo by Tod Seelie – courtesy of Impose]

The CD release show for These Are Powers new release All Aboard Future was perhaps the most ambitious show of this kind that we have ever seen. In anticipation of the release, These Are Powers commissioned artists to interpret the songs on the album. The result is a week-long exhibition at Secret Project Robot. Friday night was the opening and it culminated in a performance by These Are Powers in one of the exhibition rooms. The band performed in the midst of an installation piece, with PA speakers all around the room, and played an incredibly energetic set to a completely packed crowd.

We recorded from the center back against the short side of the rectangular room, which placed our microphones only about 15 feet from the band. The sound system was powerful and this recording has an incredibly rich bass presence and a full spectrum. The only drawback is the art-crowd’s persistent chatter, which fortunately can not be heard when the band is at full volume. Enjoy!

These Are Powers are at Other Music for an in-store performance tonight (Monday Feb 16). They will also perform again this coming Friday (Feb 20) at Market Hotel.

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

These Are Powers
Secret Project Robot
Brooklyn, NY USA

“All Aboard Future” CD Release Show and Art Exhibit

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Center – 15 Feet from Stage

Neumann KM-150’s > Monster Cable > Apogee Mini-Me > digital coax > M-Audio Microtrack 24/96 > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge 8.0 (level adjustments, downsample) > CD Wave 1.75 > Flac Frontend (level 7) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[Total time 47:19]
02 Cockles
03 Double Double Yolk
04 Untitled [new song]
05 Adams Turtle
06 Life of Birds
07 Easy Answers
08 Chipping Ice
09 World Class Peoples

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT These Are Powers, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their official releases including the new CD All Aboard Future from the Dead Oceans site [HERE].

3 Responses to These Are Powers: February 13, 2009 Secret Project Robot – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. Chris
    February 16, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Thanks for recording the show, only half of which I saw. The new CD, which I picked up at the show, is phenomenal!

  2. josh
    March 6, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    it worked. i have heard about the band, downloaded this show, and then bought the CD. Bravo.

  3. March 6, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Awesome. Thanks for posting that here.

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