She Keeps Bees: October 21, 2010 NYCTaper CMJ Day Party – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

November 10, 2010
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[Photo courtesy of Andrew Gardner]

Brooklyn’s She Keeps Bees positively oozes authenticity.  Singer/guitarist Jessica Larrabee’s delivery is all heartbreak, grit, and grace, with a stiff shot of bourbon in the mix.  She and drummer Andy LaPlant’s elegantly rustic songs need no extraneous flourishes – witness this nearly a cappella rendition of “Ribbon”.  Some bands keep fans coming back with ridiculous gimmicks, but She Keeps Bees are the type of band you want to see again and again because of subtler, better things: for the way that Larrabee’s voice curdles into a scream every so often, for stage banter that is unpracticed, unabashed and often hilarious; for the the way the chorus of a song like “Release” is always delivered perfectly even if it is not, technically speaking, perfect.  For the way that, even at mid-afternoon in the darkness of Cake Shop’s basement, it makes you grateful that you decided to be precisely there, precisely then.  We are truly grateful to She Keeps Bees for playing our CMJ show this year.

I recorded this set as with our other CMJ sets, and this recording is, similarly, outstanding.  Enjoy!

Stream “Release”:

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Stream “Ribbon”:

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Direct download of MP3 files [HERE]

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

She Keeps Bees
2010-10-21
NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
Cake Shop
New York, NY

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

Equipment: DPA 4021+Stereo soundboard feed>Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) (24/44.1)
Position: Mount above and slightly in front of stage, ORTF
Mastering: 2×24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 Release
02 Gimme
03 banter
04 I Don’t Believe You
05 Ribbon

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT She Keeps Bees, visit their website, and purchase their excellent releases from their Bandcamp Page [HERE].

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