Minerva Lions: August 7, 2011 BBS at the Richardson – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

August 29, 2011
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[photo by Dominick Mastrangelo]

After a great set by Teletextile at the temporarily-related Backyard Brunch Sessions at The Richardson, Minerva Lions played an inspired set that showed off their soulful side, and debuted a new song to boot. The band has a classic, but updated sound that incorporates elements of folk, alt-country and rock; if you hear a little Wilco in them, that’s not such a bad thing. Lead vocalist Jared Samuel has a compelling, easy to like voice that can deliver laid-back phrasing, as on the opener “Megrims”, as easily as the deep blues of their cover of “Bring It On Home to Me” by Sam Cooke. Songwriting, as ever, is key, though, and Minerva Lions are on point there, too, with songs that are instantly memorable. Even in a four-song set, we saw several sides of the band stylistically, with the organ-dominated songs like the newly-debuted “You & Yr Arrow” giving a very different vibe than the more straight-ahead guitar sounds of songs like “Megrims.” Even without the backyard, Minerva Lions gave us a lovely, all-American music experience for a warm summer afternoon.

hi and lo and I recorded this set with six strategically placed high-end microphones. The recording is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Bring It On Home To Me [Sam Cooke]”:

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Stream “You & Yr Arrow” [Exclusive new release!]:

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Direct download of MP3 files [HERE]

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

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Minerva Lions
2011-08-07
BBS at the Richardson
Brooklyn, NY USA

Recorded by acidjack and hi and lo for nyctaper.com
Produced by acidjack

AKG C 414 B-XLS>Sound Devices USBpre2 + Schoeps Mk41>CMR>EAA PSP2 + DPA 4021 >> Tascam DR-680 (24/48)>Audition (mixdown, effects)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [intro]
02 Megrims
03 For R.A.
04 Bring It On Home To Me [Sam Cooke]
05 You & Yr Arrow
06 If I Didn’t Care

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5 Responses to Minerva Lions: August 7, 2011 BBS at the Richardson – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

  1. mannix
    August 29, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    you can also support the lions by picking up their debut EP from itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/great-strides-priestess-queen/id440321280

  2. acidjack
    August 29, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Thanks for that reminder – much appreciated.

  3. JP
    August 31, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Just to let you know the song you titled as Sam Cooke I think is a cover (a very different arrangement) of “Bring It on Home to Me’ by Sam Cooke. That song is a classic and Minerva Lions do an awesome version. Thanks for the recording. Definitely getting their EP.

  4. acidjack
    August 31, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Thanks – made the corrections. Much appreciated.

  5. gatt
    September 9, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    I think the singer on this band’s really great Sam Cooke cover is Grey McMurray, the guitar player.

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