Hoop Dreams: August 2, 2011 Glasslands – FLAC/MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

September 22, 2011

Hoop Dreams - 2011-08-02 - Glasslands, Brooklyn, NY
[photos by Jessica Amaya, originally appeared on brooklynvegan]

Without question one of my surprise favorite performances of the year was Hoop Dreams, a Blacksburg, Virginia band signed to Captured Tracks. We caught them on a summer night at Glasslands with a packed crowd, typical for a PopGun Booking, and for what was likely their NYC debut. While having only recently released their first single XCPR (which has found a permanent place in my daily playlist) this summer, Hoop Dreams performed ten highly polished songs. With the captivating voice of vocalist Max Brooks and bass-driven melodies, Hoop Dreams could easily be the kid brother of Depeche Mode and The National.

Acidjack and I captured this performance with a pair of Schoeps Cardioid microphones and mixed it with an excellent soundboard feed provided by the house. We hope you enjoy this breakout performance and fantastic recording!

Stream “XCPR” from Glasslands:

Stream “New Time” from Glasslands:

Direct download of MP3 files [HERE] | Direct Download of FLAC files [HERE]

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Hoop Dreams - 2011-08-02 - Glasslands, Brooklyn, NY

Hoop Dreams
Brooklyn, NY, US

Recordist : hi and lo
Source : Soundboard + Schoeps Mk5 (cardiod)>EAA PSP2 >> Tascam DR-680
Position : Center post, ORTF, 8ft up
Mastering : Wavelab 5 (Mixdown/EQ/Fades) > Flac Level 8 with TLH v2.6.0 (Build 168)


01. Black Sunglasses
02. Choir
03. XCPR
04. Away Away
05. New Time
06. Under the Snow
07. Knife Fights
08. Home Alone
09. Was There Anything I Could Do? [The Go-Betweens]
10. Jumping Fences

Running Time: 36:45

If you enjoyed this recording from NYCTaper, PLEASE SUPPORT Hoop Dreams, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their single XCPR from Captured Tracks.

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One Response to Hoop Dreams: August 2, 2011 Glasslands – FLAC/MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

  1. gaukeltasche
    October 11, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Thanks for this amazing show and your fantastic recording!
    The songs sound perfect and grow on me each time I listen to them. Can’t wait for their album.

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