Prince Rupert’s Drops: May 12, 2012 NYCTaper 5th Anniversary Show at 285 Kent – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

May 31, 2012
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[Photos by Jill at For the Love of Brooklyn]

We had the privilege this month of celebrating this site’s fifth anniversary with a show at 285 Kent headlined and curated by Oneida, a band we have long admired and been honored to feature on this site many times. Their first choice of act for this bill was the enigmatic Prince Rupert’s Drops, a band with little Internet presence or official releases to speak of, but one that blew us away with their British-influenced psychedelic sound. What this band lacks in visibility is more than made up for by their playing, led by the charismatic playing of lead guitarist Bruno Meyrick-Jones and second guitarist (and vocalist) Leslie Stein. This 6-song set stretched to nearly 40 minutes with luxuriously paced songs, especially “Death March” which, despite the name, was not a death march to listen through. Most of this material appeared to be new aside from “Pillar to Post”, which streams on the band’s MySpace page and was also a highlight of their set. It has been a privilege to share live music with music fans across the world for the past five years, and a big part of that has been the chance to give more exposure to bands like Prince Rupert’s Drops.

nyctaper and I recorded this set with a combination of high-end microphones placed strategically around the room. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Pillar to Post”

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Stream “Death March”

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Prince Rupert’s Drops
2012-05-12
NYCTaper 5th Anniversary Show
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded by nyctaper and acidjack
Produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK22 [FOB, DFC, STC22]>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Sennheiser MKH-8040 >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, set fades, tracking, amplify and balance, EQ, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 This Evening’s Arms
02 Pillar to Post
03 Plague Ride
04 D.D.R.
05 Death March
06 Run Slow

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Prince Rupert’s Drops, visit their MySpace page, and attend their gigs!

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One Response to Prince Rupert’s Drops: May 12, 2012 NYCTaper 5th Anniversary Show at 285 Kent – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

  1. Gavin
    June 1, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Ahhh, so that’s what happened to Bruno Meyrick-Jones…remember him from Dan Melchior’s Broke Revue.

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