Hoop Dreams: October 20, 2011 NYCTaper CMJ Show at Cake Shop – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

October 29, 2011

[photos by Amanda Hatfield]

We have covered so many Captured Tracks bands over the years — the label’s roster lines up pretty closely with the tastes of the people of this site. So it was no surprise to us that Hoop Dreams, who so impressed at Glasslands in August, were on Captured Tracks and poised to release their first record. The band has a sound clearly influenced by early 80s Manchester UK — and which sounds quite like Captured Tracks label-head Mike Sniper’s Blank Dogs. Hoop Dreams performed in the third slot at our CMJ show, but their 2pm performance was the first of the day to fill the room. Max Brooks deep baritone vocals are delivered with confidence and are complimented perfectly by the melodic guitar lines and aggressive bass guitar, often supplemented by electric violin. The band performed their only current release, the single “XCPR” along with much of what we believe will comprise their debut album. We are streaming the set’s final track “Jumping Fences”, which finished the show on an energetic high note. Hoop Dreams returns to NYC for a gig at Glasslands on November 12.

I recorded this set in the same manner as all of the other sets from this day and the sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Jumping Fences”:

Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

Hoop Dreams
Cake Shop
NYCTaper CMJ Show
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 31:17]
01 Black Sunglasses
02 Choir
03 New Time
05 Knife Fights
06 The Creep
07 Under the Snow
08 Jumping Fences

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

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