The Babies: May 27, 2011 Knitting Factory – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

June 17, 2011

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[Photo by acidjack]

When we first saw The Babies at the beginning of last year (that recording here), they were a brand-new band mostly known as a side project of Cassie Ramone of the Vivian Girls and Kevin Morby of Woods. They rocked the hell out of Glasslands that night and left us wanting more – especially a new record. More than a year later, they gave us what we had hoped for in the form of a delightfully just-polished-enough eponymous debut album on the Shrimper imprint. This Knitting Factory show, opening for Times New Viking, found them working through many of the album tracks as well as some new and unfamiliar numbers. While the band’s sound owes more to Ramone’s Vivians than to Woods, the Babies have developed a solid identity of their own, marrying some of the surf vibe of the Vivians with a slightly harder-edged sound. We expect many more good things from the Babies – but in the meantime, just don’t call them a “Brooklyn Supergroup”.

I recorded this set from the same location as the Times New Viking recording, with the AKG large diaphragm mics set to a tighter pattern to reject more reflections from the room, as well as a soundboard feed. This one is probably the best recording of the night. Enjoy!

The Babies will be playing the Northside Festival this Saturday at McCarren Park with Guided By Voices. NYCTaper will be recording all sets at that show, and many other sets throughout the festival. Check out The Babies as well our NYCTaper/Pop Tarts Suck Toasted Showcase at Public Assembly on Sunday the 19th.

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The Babies
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for

Equipment: AKG C 414 B-XLS (hypercardiod)>Sound Devices USBpre2 + Soundboard>>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (24/48)
Position: At soundboard, slightly ROC, mics at 7ft, PAS
Mastering: 2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 Run Me Over
02 Sunset
03 Breakin’ the Law
04 [unknown]
05 Sick Kid
06 Wild 2
07 All Things Come To Pass>Meet Me In the City
08 [unknown]
09 Here Comes Trouble
10 Caroline

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4 Responses to The Babies: May 27, 2011 Knitting Factory – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

  1. Smintjes
    June 17, 2011 at 11:55 am


    Will you be taping Allo Darlin’ at the Northside Festival? I think their debut was one of the best albums of 2010, and I saw them perform a great set over here in belgium a couple of months ago.

    Bart, Antwerp Belgium

  2. acidjack
    June 17, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I would like to see them, but I don’t think any of us are covering any of the shows where they are playing, unfortunately.

  3. Smintjes
    June 17, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    OK, thanks. If you have the chance to see them, I recommend them highly :)

  4. Jesse
    March 28, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Excellent recording. Thank you!

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