The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: November 14, 2009 Bell House – Flac and MP3 Downloads (+ new song!)

November 15, 2009

[photo by nyctaper]

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have had a “awesome year”, and lead singer/guitarist Kip Berman thanked Mike Schulman and Slumberland Records for their part in the band’s success last night at the label’s 20th Anniversary concert last night at Bell House. Despite the late set time (after 1 a.m.) Pains delivered a scintillating thirty-five minute set of their “Best New Music” power pop, that included seven songs from their full length, the title song from their new EP, and the debut of one brand new song “Say No To Love”.

We are indebted to Mike Schulman not only for his amazing twenty years at Slumberland Records, but also for arranging for NYCTaper to capture this amazing event. We recorded all 8 bands (actually 9, counting the surprise three-song set of Henry’s Dress) on the four-track Edirol with two Neumann microphones set up above the crowd at the board mixed with a stereo feed from the soundboard. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Direct download of the Complete Concert MP3 files (HERE)

Individual Downloads for the new song “Say No To Love” are available as a direct download by clicking [FLAC] or [MP3] at the setlist

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Slumberland Records 20th Anniversary Concert
Bell House
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) >
2 x 16bit 44.1kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 34:31]
01 This Love Is Fucking Right!
02 Young Adult Friction
03 Say No To Love [new song debut] [FLAC] [MP3]
04 Stay Alive
05 A Teenager in Love
06 Come Saturday
07 Higher Than the Stars
08 Everything with You
09 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their official releases by visiting the Order Link at their website [here] or by vising the Slumberland Records website [here].

7 Responses to The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: November 14, 2009 Bell House – Flac and MP3 Downloads (+ new song!)

  1. mogwaione
    November 15, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Hey, I recorded the DC show. I recorded every set except I missed the very end of Crystal Stilts, but I got most of it, unfortunately my CF card ran out of space. Kinda bummed about that as Mike gave a very heartfelt impromptu speech after their set which I wish I had captured but ended up not getting. I wasn’t planning on posting it anywhere, I just kinda recorded it for myself. I’m not much of a taper and I’m really not much on editing these files, but if you’d like to hear what I captured, let me know and I’ll find a way to get the files to you. I’d love to find someone who knows something about optimizing these files to sound better maybe fixing them up. I just recorded as 96 khz wav files on a Microtrack II from center stage. Let me know if you’d be interested in hearing them. Also just curious if you were going to post the rest of the sets, I’d especially love to hear the Ropers, Lorelei, Nord Express and Henry’s Dress sets! I was also curious if you were going to post the Cold Cave set from the CMJ benefit thing that was taped, love to hear that too!

  2. November 15, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Well, I’m now something like 35 sets backlogged, so its not possible for me to the do the editing for that now. I would say that eventually, if you can’t find someone to do it, when I get some breathing room, I can do it all as a favor to Mike, who’s probably going to want it all.
    I do expect to post everything from last night when I get all the post work done.
    Cold Cave from the Showpaper benefit will also eventually be posted, possibly this week.

  3. mogwaione
    November 15, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Do you know if The Ropers played You Have A Light? It didn’t make an appearance in DC but Revolver did, just curious. Also curious if Pants Yell played New City Life, didn’t hear that one the other night either. Thanks for all your great work, can’t wait to hear the rest of the sets.

  4. November 17, 2009 at 9:42 am

    i posted a quick stab at cover art for this here:

  5. Gav
    November 19, 2009 at 4:50 am

    cheers but the guitars are mixed way too low for my liking :-(

  6. November 19, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    That’s a shame. I’ll be sure to get your approval for posting any recordings from now on.

  7. asdfff
    November 25, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Thanks for this set, and thanks to Logan for the cover art!

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