Country Mice: November 16, 2011 Glasslands – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

November 23, 2011
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[photo by Maryanne Ventrice courtesy of Impose Magazine]

Yes, New York, we do have our very own homegrown answer to Alabama’s Drive-By Truckers, and they’re called Country Mice. They don’t celebrate Southern roots they don’t have (two bandmembers are from Lawrence, Kansas), sure, but the rootsy tinge to their sound, married to big, balls-to-the-wall major chord riffs, will draw immediate comparisons. Although I had enjoyed sets of theirs before, this PopGun Booking‘-sponsored show at Glasslands showcased a tight, confident and mature band ready to take things to the next level. This set, opening for the Nashville guitar wizard William Tyler, led off with some new songs before moving into material from their recent Kanine Records release Twister and continuing to mix those in with the non-Twister material.  After the already-packed house had screamed its approval for songs like “Morning Son” and “Bullet of a Gun”, the set crescendoed, appropriately, at the final number, “Festival” off of Twister. With Twister under their belts and more good ideas coming, Country Mice are sure to keep winning converts on both sides of the Mason-Dixon.

I recorded this set with Schoeps “open cardiod” microphones to give a wide, expansive soundstage, coupled with a soundboard feed by Josh at Glasslands. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Anne Marie”

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Stream “Festival”

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Country Mice
2011-11-16
Glasslands
Brooklyn, NY USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Schoeps MK22>CMC6>Naiant littlebox + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, set fades, tracking, light EQ, amplify and balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Vermillion
02 Feathers
03 Anne Marie
04 Ghost
05 Morning Son
06 Great White
07 Bullet of a Gun
08 Wicked
09 A Name
10 Black Crow
11 Festival

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Country Mice, visit their MySpace page, and purchase Twister from Amazon or your favorite online retailer.

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One Response to Country Mice: November 16, 2011 Glasslands – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

  1. Chip
    January 9, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Just now getting around to listening to this one. Very impressive, a band to watch out for.

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