Pearl and the Beard: September 25, 2010 Backyard Brunch Sessions – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

October 2, 2010

[photo by nyctaper]

I love musical revelations — those moments when you realize that the band you are watching is truly something special. Last Saturday, we had this experience within the first minute of the Pearl and the Beard set at the Backyard Brunch Sessions. The opening song “Voice in My Throat” (streaming below) showcases their sumptuous harmonies, but it was a mere introduction to the impressive work of this talented trio. Each of the seven songs performed showcased a special talent of the individual members, whether it be the ability of Jeremy Styles to transition from a sweet tenor to a rich baritone in the midst of one song (“Reverend Pants”), or percussion/multi-instrumentalist Jocelyn Mackenzie’s beautiful operatic solo in “Coronado Brown”. The final number was Emily Hope Price’s showcase. “Hot Volcano” is a NOLA-styled jazzy vamp that brought the house down. As Pearl and the Beard continues to perform and reach a larger audience, the many talents of this unique trio will become obvious to all. They are playing several CMJ showcases, including The Music Slut party at Pianos on Tuesday October 19, and we wish they are playing our show. But unfortunately the NYCTaper CMJ show was booked before I was taken under the spell of Pearl.

This set was recorded as I have all the backyard sessions, with four microphones strategically placed around the band. We spent much time on the post-production working on the levels and balances, and we are extremely happy with the superb final product. Enjoy!

Stream “Voice in My Throat”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Pearl and the Beard
Backyard Brunch Sessions
Brooklyn, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Onstage

Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021’s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 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 23:06]
01 [introduction]
02 Voice in My Throat
03 Reverend Pants
04 The Lament of Coronado Brown
05 Prodigal Daughter
06 Lost in Singapore
07 Black Vessel
08 Hot Volcano

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Pearl and the Beard, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from the store at their website [HERE].

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