Tribes: December 8, 2011 Mercury Lounge – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

December 9, 2011

[photo courtesy of Chris at Music Snobbery]

Tribes have hit it big in their native England less than a year since their debut. Its easy to see why. The two EPs the band has released in 2011 are both packed with irresistible power pop, which borrows from Big Star at its most inspired and Cheap Trick at its most polished — and adds a Brit flavor. Tribes arrived on the US shores just a few days ago, and played their first-ever NYC show last night at Mercury Lounge. Apparently, the brit-buzz has followed them as the venue was packed. As the band will release their debut full-length in January (Baby on Island Records UK), the forty-minute set consisted of only four previously released tracks from the EPs and five new ones. We are streaming “Corner of an English Field”, a mid-tempo rocker with hooks aplenty and a driving beat. Its not hard to foresee that Tribes will soon be playing much larger venues than Mercury, especially given the can’t-miss quality of the songs that will hit in January. Tribes plays at Glasslands tonight, before returning to England after a few more US dates.

I recorded this set with the Neumanns positioned at the soundboard booth and mixed with a soundboard feed. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Corner of an English Field”:

Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

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Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH (level 7) > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 37:22]
01 [intro music]
02 Whenever
03 Girlfriend
04 Sappho
05 When My Day Comes
06 Himalaya
07 Corner of an English Field
08 Not So Pretty
09 Nightdriving
10 We Were Children

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Tribes, visit their website, and purchase their two EPs [HERE] and pre-order their debut album Baby (January 16 release) [HERE].

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