The Depreciation Guild: May 25, 2010 Knitting Factory – FLAC and MP3 Downloads

June 2, 2010

[The Depreciation Guild at the After the Jump Fest, 2009.  Photo courtesy of Bryan Bruchman]

The Depreciation Guild kicked off Wednesday night at the Knitting Factory – in a week with the NYC Popfest recently completed, and a number of strong shows happening in a holiday week – to celebrate the release of their new record, Spirit Youth. Frontman Kurt Feldman and guitarist Christoph Hoccheim may now be better known for their roles in Slumberland darlings The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (as drummer and touring guitarist), but The Depreciation Guild are much more than a side project, with a more shoegaze-driven sound that has been further refined on Spirit Youth (as compared with their acclaimed first album, In Her Gentle Jaws).  The live show and the new record show what I view as a positive departure from the almost antiseptic gloss of Jaws; though it may sound messier at times, the music, I think has much more heart.

I recorded this set from our standard position at the soundboard cage with the DPA microphones.  Other than a few spots of chatter from disrespectful audience members, the capture is spot on.  Unfortunately, a battery failure mid-set also caused the recorder to lose part of two songs.  With those minor caveats, enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

The Depreciation Guild
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY  USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for

Equipment: DPA 4021>Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) (24/44.1)
Position: Clamp to right side of SBD cage, 8′ up, DIN
Mastering: 24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, slight EQ, amplify)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks (thanks to The Depreciation Guild’s management for the setlist help!)
01. My Chariot
02. Crucify You
03. Blue Lily
04. November
05. Trace
06. A Key Turns
07. Spirit Youth [fades out]
08. Through the Snow [fades in]
09. White Moth
10. (banter)
11. Dream About Me

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Depreciation Guild, visit their website, and purchase their excellent new album, Spirit Youth, from your favorite retailer.

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