The Royal Chains and The Sanctuaries: July 23, 2010 Littlefield – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

August 23, 2010
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[The Royal Chains.  All photos courtesy of Jonny Leather]

Jonny Leather’s excellent bill at Littlefield last month brought back a favorite band from one of his previous shows, the Brooklyn/Nashville duo The Royal Chains, as well as a band I had not seen, NYC’s The Sanctuaries.  As with their excellent performance that I recorded at one of Jonny’s earlier shows, The Royal Chains did not disappoint, trying out some new material that showed off their more melodic and mellow side, such as on “Sea Level/Black City.”

The Sanctuaries have one of those challenging names to Google, but they will give you reasons to find them, with immediate hooks and a wry sense of humor to boot.  The catchy “House of Noise,” which this relatively new band has released on a 7?, promises to be a regular favorite at their shows.  Catch the Sanctuaries this month at Union Pool on August 31, and in Fredonia, NY at The Foxhole.

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I recorded this set in the same manner as the Medications recording, with a stereo board feed and the Schoeps hypercardiod mics.  Other than some occasional flaws in the board mix, the sound is excellent.  Enjoy!

Stream The Royal Chains’ “Sea Level/Black City”:

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Stream The Sanctuaries’ “House of Noise”:

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Direct download of The Royal Chains MP3 files [HERE]

Direct download of The Sanctuaries MP3 files [HERE]

Download the Complete show in FLAC: [ROYAL CHAINS] / [SANCTUARIES]


[Sanctuaries – photo by Jonny Leather]

The Royal Chains
2010-07-23
Littlefield
Brooklyn, NY  USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Equipment: Schoeps CMC641+Stereo Soundboard Feed>Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) (24/44.1)
Position: ROC, at left side of sound booth, mics at 7.5?, pointed at stacks
Mastering: 2×24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, compress peaks, volume adjustments, downsample)>FLAC level 8

Tracks [Total Time 46:18]
01 Major Seven Blues
02 Lucy Takes the Dare
03 [banter]
04 Sea Level/Black City
05 Wolf
06 [banter]
07 Pioneer
08 Stay In Control
09 A Million Fires

Visit The Royal Chains website here.
Purchase their music and merch here.

The Sanctuaries
2010-07-23
Littlefield
Brooklyn, NY  USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Equipment: Schoeps CMC641+Stereo Soundboard Feed>Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) (24/44.1)
Position: ROC, at left side of sound booth, mics at 7.5?, pointed at stacks
Mastering: 2×24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, compression of peaks, set fades, volume adjustments, downsample to 16bit)>FLAC Level 8

Tracks [Total Time 46:18]
01 Queen’s Gambit Declined
02 Brief Encounter
03 House of Noise
04 Hey Brooke
05 Judgin’ You is Easy ‘Cause You’re Easy
06 Young Big Brother
07 Heaven is a Mountain
08 Fooled by Youth
09 I’m Dead Already

Visit The Sanctuaries MySpace page here.
To buy their shirts and 7?, email the band here.

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