Acrylics: January 8, 2011 Rock Shop – MP3 Download + Streaming Song

January 15, 2011
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[iPhone4 photo by acidjack]

The Brooklyn duo Acrylics stopped by the A Heart Is A Spade launch party to celebrate both the launch of that outstanding new music site as well as, it turned out, a big playoff win by the New York Jets, which guitarist/singer Jason Klauber was particularly pumped about. Perhaps Jason’s happiness about the football victory translated into an extra-exuberant set of polished indiepop by Klauber and keyboardist/singer Molly Shea. The band did a superb job of reproducing their electronic compositions in the live setting, avoiding the trap that some like-minded bands fall into of using too much prerecorded material. With a sound that references 70s and 80s synth rock and well as the accessible melodies of classic pop music, Acrylics will likely find a home on both dancefloors and in quieter settings – midtempo dance numbers like “All of the Fire” and “Nightwatch” to the former; more melancholy compositions like “Sparrow Song” the latter. In fact, Lives and Treasure is also the title of their forthcoming album, which drops on January 25 on Hot Sand Records.

I recorded this set from the same location as the Grooms recording, and the sound is flawless. Enjoy!

Stream “Lives and Treasure”:

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Stream: “Nightwatch”:

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Direct download of MP3 files [HERE]

Acrylics
2011-01-08
Rock Shop
Brooklyn, NY

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

Equipment: DPA 4021+Soundboard>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (24/48)
Position: LOC, mics pointed at stacks at 8.5ft
Mastering: 2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (EQ on both sources, mixdown, set fades, tracking, smooth peaks, amplify and balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Time 40:16]
01 All of the Fire
02 Counting Sheep
03 Asian Pear
04 Lives and Treasure
05 Nightwatch
06 Sparrow Song
07 Molly’s Vertigo
08 banter
09 The Catacombs

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Acrylics, like them on Facebook, and purchase Lives and Treasure from Hot Sand Records here when released. The All of the Fire EP is currently available on iTunes.

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One Response to Acrylics: January 8, 2011 Rock Shop – MP3 Download + Streaming Song

  1. ben
    January 15, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    thanks! great band, caught these guys about a year ago opening for a sunny day in glasgow

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