In the wonderful melting pot that is Glasslands, we caught a short but powerful performance by Donora. Admittedly, this is a band that should have been on my radar long ago, so I was happy they were able to travel in from Pittsburgh while crashing the living room of Ball of Flame Shoot Fire for their most recent stint in Brooklyn.
Playing in support of Team Genius, Donora cruised through a mix of songs from their 2008 self-titled EP Donora and their 2011 EP Boyfriends, Girlfriends. Catchy pop songs like “Shhh” and “Boom Boom” were balanced by songs like “The Chorus” which has an epic, almost Arcade Fire, feel to it when (ironically) the chorus ensues.
Acidjack and I recorded this with an excellent soundboard feed from the house engineer as well as pair of Schoeps MK5 cardioid microphones located in our usual, optimal spot. We ran directly into an Oade modified R44 recorder this night and probably don’t run this combination as often as we should because despite its simplicity, the outcome never fails to please. We captured a fantastic performance with a great setup and really hope you enjoy the recording!
Stream “The Chorus”
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Brooklyn, NY, US
Recordist : hi and lo, Acidjack
Source : Soundboard + Schoeps MK5 > KC5(MK) > Naiant PFA >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] @ 24 bit / 48 kHz
Edit : WaveLab V5.01b (fades/gain/eq/dither/resmpaling)
Encoding : FLAC v1.2.1 Level 8 with TLH v2.6.0 Build 168
01. The Untouchables
02. And Then the Girls
03. The World Is Ours
04. Boom Boom
05. Mancini’s Dance Hall
08. The Chorus
Running Time: 31:20