Nicole Atkins: June 19, 2010 Backyard Brunch – Flac and MP3 Downloads (Streaming Sample)

June 21, 2010

[photo by nyctaper]

Talent is an amazing thing to behold up close. When it comes to professional athletes, when you see them in person their amazing physicality is intimidating. Television does not do them justice. Its the same with musical performers. On Saturday, we were invited to capture a private performance at a “backyard brunch” series being presented weekly this summer. Nicole Atkins is a performer of some renowned, as Neptune City her 2007 release on Columbia Records reached number 20 in the Billboard “heatseeker” chart. But from five feet away in a relaxed backyard setting, Nicole’s talent is breathtaking. The Backyard Brunch series is unamplified, and yet even without the benefit of a sound system, her sweet yet powerful voice carried through all the ambient noise of a Saturday afternoon in Williamsburg to thoroughly entertain the intimate crowd. Nicole set included two songs from Neptune City and several songs that we anticipate will appear on her forthcoming album. Nicole Atkins performs again in NYC at the City Winery on August 7, when she returns from an extensive European tour.

I recorded this set with four microphones placed within a few feet of the artist. Other than a few moments of wind and some outside noise, this is quite an exceptional capture. Enjoy!

Stream “Call Me The Witch”:

This Recording is now available for Download in FLAC and MP3 at [HERE].

Nicole Atkins
Private Backyard Barbeque
Brooklyn, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Onstage

Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021’s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz 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 34:50]
01 The Way It Is
02 Cry Cry Cry
03 Call Me The Witch
04 [tuning/banter]
05 Monterey Honey
06 Baby Don’t Lie
07 Hotel Plaster
08 The Tower
09 Neptune City

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Nicole Atkins, visit her website, and purchase her official releases and other merch [HERE].

4 Responses to Nicole Atkins: June 19, 2010 Backyard Brunch – Flac and MP3 Downloads (Streaming Sample)

  1. Jon
    June 21, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    i was there for the performance. it was utterly breathtaking. (embarrassingly) it was the first time i had heard nicole’s music. i was blown away, and will surely catch her as she comes through the city again.

    everyone download this! it’s fantastic.

    thanks nyctaper!

  2. June 21, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    thanks again for coming over to tape the show. it sounds AMAZING!!! i can’t wait to see what sort of mic rig you cook up for the next show.

  3. Alec
    June 22, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Thank you. This is the first live stuff of hers I’ve run across.

  4. neocon
    July 12, 2010 at 11:04 am

    I have a new favorite artist. Looking forward to her performance at
    “City Winery”.

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