The Babies: June 18, 2011 McCarren Park (Northside Festival) – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

July 8, 2011

[Photos by acidjack]

Having just caught their set at Knitting Factory a few weeks prior, I felt more up to speed with what The Babies were up when they kicked off the proceedings at the Northside Festival’s outdoor stage in McCarren Park.  I actually preferred this set to the Knitting Factory set, partly because the daytime outdoor setting was the perfect way to experience Cassie Ramone and Kevin Morby’s laid-back garage rock.  It didn’t hurt any that the outdoor PA mix was surprisingly strong, making for a recording that captures the artists’ vocal interplay perfectly.  One easy test of a band’s staying power is how well they hold up to repeated listens – especially live shows – in a short period of time.  Already, songs like “Breakin’ the Law”, “Sick Kid” and “Here Comes Trouble” feel like fantastic summer jams for this season and beyond.

I recorded this set with AKG large-diaphragm microphones on “omnidirectional” setting and split wide, plus an excellent soundboard feed.  The recording is excellent.  Enjoy!

Stream “Breakin’ the Law”:
[audio: Breakin The Law.mp3]

Stream “Sick Kid”:
[audio: Sick Kid.mp3]

Direct download of MP3 files [HERE]

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

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The Babies
Northside Festival
McCarren Park
Brooklyn, NY USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded by nyctaper and acidjack for
Produced by acidjack

Equipment: AKG C414 B-XLS (omni)>Sound Devices USBpre2 > Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (24/48) + Soundboard>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (24/48)
Position: FOB, DFC, mics at 9ft, 3ft split
Mastering: 2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (align, mixdown, set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC Level 8

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

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3 Responses to The Babies: June 18, 2011 McCarren Park (Northside Festival) – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

  1. Smintjes
    July 8, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Sounds great. Thanks!

  2. Chris
    July 10, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Love The Babies, thanks for the great recording!

  3. Peter
    July 14, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Enjoyed this recording very much. Again.
    Thanx a lot.

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