The Notekillers (w/ members of TV On the Radio, Oneida and Liturgy): January 18, 2012 Union Pool – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

January 23, 2012

[Photos by acidjack]


The beloved New York DJ Jonathan Toubin, proprietor of the New York Night Train & Soul Clap parties, was recently the victim of a bizarre and horrifying accident while he was sleeping in a hotel room in Portland, OR last month.  The odds were against that he would be alive beyond that night, but Jonathan has beaten those odds.  He is convalescing in a Portland hospital at this moment.  He will likely need years of expensive treatments to restore him to the life he had before the accident.  As you may already know, musicians, DJs and other creative, independent types in America often don’t have the best health insurance.  Jonathan is going to need our help.

Which brings me to this benefit show, a one-of-a-kind bill at Union Pool, organized by the legendary Philadelphia avant-garde instrumental rock band The Notekillers.  Formed in 1976, The Notekillers broke up in 1981 before coming back together in 2004.  Since then, the band have picked up where they left off, continuing to innovate and push the boundaries of rock music.  This show pushed those boundaries even further, as it saw the band splitting into various combos with a number of special guests, including Kyp Malone of TV On the Radio, Kid Millions of Oneida, Greg Fox of Guardian Alien and Bernard Gann of Liturgy.  The various combinations produced a range of thought-provoking pieces, from Fox’s electronics work to a three-drummer trio of Millions, Fox and Barry Halkin of The Notekillers, to The Notekillers’ own instrumental avant-punk.  For his part, Malone played two separate “solo” sets (in a three-person band setup) and also joined the Notekillers and Millions in an improptu supergroup they called The New Party Systems Band.  Added to all of this was a psychedelic light show for some numbers that gave the compositions and even more otherworldly feel.

On a cold Wednesday night, the show ended, appropriately, with Kyp Malone performing “Winter Song” from his Rain Machine solo album.  The song alludes to how love can thrive even in the darkest of moments.  Jonathan Toubin is having one of those right now, for sure.  But in this little room on Union Ave., his friends let the world know that he is not alone.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK22 “open cardioid” microphones and a soundboard feed by Ian, the house engineer, who was kind enough to arrange it especially for me.  With many stylistic and volume variations, it was a bit interesting to mix down, but I am very happy with it.  Enjoy!

Although you are not required to donate to Jonathan Toubin in order to download this set, I strongly encourage you to help him out.   To that end, I will personally match the first $150 of new donations that people can provide proof of by means of PayPal receipts.  The PayPal link for Toubin is [HERE] and you can send your proof of donation to me [HERE]

Stream the New Party Systems Band performing an instrumental:

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Stream The Notekillers performing an instrumental:

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Stream Kyp Malone performing “Winter Song”:

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Direct download of MP3 files [HERE]

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

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The Notekillers
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording hosted exclusively at
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK22>KCY>Naiant littlebox + SBD >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition (mixdown, level adjustments, downsample to 44.1)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance, downsample to 16bit)>FLAC ( level 8 )

[Total Time 1:59:05]
Set I

Kid Millions, Barry Halkin & Greg Fox
01 [3 Drummers]

Kyp Malone
02 [Kyp Guitar]
03 [Kyp banter]
04 [unknown Kyp song 1]
05 [Kyp banter 2]
06 Smiling Black Faces
07 [tuning]
08 [unknown Kyp song 2]

The Notekillers with Greg Fox, Bernard Gann & Kid Millions
09 [instrumental]

The Notekillers
10 Ricochet
11 Compelled
12 [tuning]
13 Glider
14 [tuning]

New Party Systems Band [The Notekillers/Kid Millions/Kyp Malone]
15 [New Party Systems Band 1]

Set II
Stephen Bilenky & David First
16 Guitar/Congas
17 [tuning]

Stephen Bilenky, David First & Greg Fox
18 Guitar/Congas/Electronics

The Notekillers
19 Airport
20 Airport (cont.)
21 Eyelash

New Party Systems Band [The Notekillers/Kid Millions/Kyp Malone]
22 Stockhausen

Kyp Malone
23 [Kyp tuning]
24 Winter Song

The Notekillers (drummer Barry Halkin, guitarist David First, bassist Stephen Bilenky)
Kyp Malone (and band)
Greg Fox
Kid Millions
Bernard Gann

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT The Notekillers, visit their website, and purchase their records via the links on that site, as well as supporting the other fine bands on this bill.

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