The Loom: December 03, 2011 Mercury Lounge – FLAC/MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

December 5, 2011
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Photo courtesy of Jill and For the Love of Brooklyn
[photos courtesy of Jill and For the Love of Brooklyn]

It’s been a busy month for Crossbill Record’s The Loom, a band that is no stranger to nyctaper.com. We were fortunate enough to catch them this weekend at Mercury Lounge while the band finishes up their recent tour, along with the band BOBBY, in support of the album Teeth which was released in November. The Loom also completed a Daytrotter session this past month and from what we saw during this Saturday night performance it was very clear that they are in peak form and as comfortable an ensemble as ever. In a superb 45-minute set, we heard much of the new album as well as two unreleased songs including an 8-minute, part a cappella epic, titled “Morning Song, Mountain Song” and the more gentle outro “Caretaker”.

For this recording, I mixed an excellent soundboard feed with a pair of Schoeps hyper-cardioid microphones from the audience. The sound engineers at Mercury Lounge always have it dialed in perfectly and this evening was no different. The resulting mix is a fantastic listen and I hope you enjoy!

Stream “Morning Song, Mountain Song”

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Direct download of MP3 files [HERE]

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

We’ll also be posting the set from BOBBY that was recorded on the same night, but are currently in the process of identifying the setlist. Please check back as we should have the recording up sometime this week!

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The Loom
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY, US
2011-12-03

Recordist : hi and lo
Source : Soundboard + Schoeps Mk41 > E.A.A. PSP-2 > Sonic AD2k+ > Tascam DR-680 @ 24 bit / 48 kHz
Position : on-stand, roc by soundboard, DINa, 9′
Mastering : Wavelab 6 (Mixdown/EQ/Fades/resamping/dither) > Flac Level 8 with TLH v2.6.0 (Build 168)

Tracklist:

01. Song for the Winter Sun
02. The Middle Distance
03. For the Hooves That Gallop, and the Heels That March
04. Like Lamp Glow
05. The First Freeze
06. The Curtain Calls
07. Snowed In
08. Morning Song, Mountain Song
09. Caretaker

Running Time: 43:05

Please support The Loom by seeing them on their current tour and by visiting their MySpace. If you’ve enjoyed this recording, you may also purchase a copy of their new album directly from the band’s bandcamp page or from iTunes.

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One Response to The Loom: December 03, 2011 Mercury Lounge – FLAC/MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

  1. December 5, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    The Loom’s set was AWESOME! Thanks so much for sharing — the tape sounds great, and I’m so happy I got introduced to their work this weekend. I’m hooked!

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