Mount Moriah: October 12, 2011 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

November 18, 2011

[photo courtesy of Joshua Trupin]

If you can tell much about someone from the friends they keep, then Mount Moriah has everything going for them. We saw the band open for The Rosebuds last month, the band has been joined at times by Brad Cook and Phil Cook from Megafaun and by Daniel Hart (who seems to play with only the best), and Mount Moriah will soon tour with The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn. But friendship aside, what really separates this band from the pack is talent — the superb songwriting of band leaders Heather McEntire and Jenks Miller that is brought to life by McEntire’s rich and emotive vocal style. Mount Moriah’s debut self-titled full length album showcases these talents in a strikingly well-produced set of eight songs, seven of which were performed at the Bowery show. We’ve chosen to stream “Plane”, a perfectly performed dirge that highlights the band’s many strengths. The current tour announcement promises more dates, which will with good fortune include a NYC show. A bit of advice — don’t miss it.

I recorded this set with the vocal-friendly DPA microphones mounted at our standard balcony rail position and mixed with a well-balanced soundboard feed. The results are outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “Plane”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

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Mount Moriah
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2011-10-26

[Total Time 45:26]
01 Only Way Out
02 The Letting Go
03 Plane
04 Social Wedding Rings
05 Reckoning
06 Hail, Lightning
07 [banter-false start]
08 Telling The Hour
09 [new song]
10 Lament

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Mount Moriah, visit their website, and purchase their debut album at the Holidays For Quince Records webstore [HERE].

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