Bad Veins: February 15, 2010 Knitting Factory – Flac and MP3 Downloads

February 18, 2010

[photo courtesy of Jonny Leather]

Acidjack reports:
Cincinnati, OH’s Bad Veins, the duo of lead singer/songwriter Benjamin Davis and percussionist Sebastien Schultz, are probably the first band I have seen use an old rotary phone as a mic (in addition to a regular mic).  Davis’ songs are instantly catchy, all pop hooks and easily discernible vocals (the easier to hum that way). Long after I had left the Knit, I found “I’m Afraid” and “Gold and Warm” stuck in my head, in particular. That rotary phone is used appropriately and sparingly, giving Davis’s otherwise rich, clean voice the necessary indiepop fuzz. The band are presently on tour behind their excellent record, Bad Veins, released last year on Dangerbird Records.  This set, opening for We Were Promised Jetpacks (the recording which we hope will be authorized by the band and posted shortly), was a relatively short one, but it gave an excellent sense of the promise of this band.  The recording was made using a high-quality stereo soundboard feed and DPA microphones from the optimum spot in the venue, and the sound is superior.  Enjoy!

Thanks to the Knitting Factory for the high-quality board feed, and to Bad Veins and Dangerbird Records for inviting nyctaper to record this performance.

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Bad Veins
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY

An acidjack master recording
recorded and produced by acidjack

Equipment: Stereo soundboard feed + DPA 4021 microphones>Edirol R-44 (24/44.1)
Position: Clamp to soundboard cage, mics at 9′, DIN
Mastering: 2x24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, set fades, tracking, amplify channel to -0.1dB)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 Found
02 Gold and Warm
03 Crosseyed
04 Afraid
05 Dry Out
06 Falling Tide
07 The Lie

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Bad Veins, visit their website, and purchase their debut album directly from the Dangerbird Records website [here].

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