Howth: May 6, 2012 Mercury Lounge – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

June 15, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

After catching our friends Howth at Cameo Gallery back in March, we were pleased to join them again to celebrate the release of their record, Newkirk at Mercury Lounge.  This headlining set gave the band time to explore additional songs from Newkirk, and their tightness and timing were even better than just a couple of months ago. The set’s three additions from the record, “Deep In My Heart”, “Grand Marais” and “Keep Me Away From the Mirror” each showed another dimension of the band.  I particularly favored the ballad “Grand Marais”, which derives its name from a tiny lakeside town in vocalist Carl Creighton’s home state of Minnesota. Howth will be playing out to support the new record, including two shows this weekend – at Open Road Rooftop in Manhattan on Friday, and Saturday at Pete’s Candy Store.

I recorded this set in our usual fashion for Mercury Lounge, with a soundboard feet from the experienced house engineer Kyle and Schoeps MK41 microphones.  The recording is outstanding.  Enjoy!

Stream “Out In Eagan”

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Howth
2012-05-06
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK41>CMC6>EAA PSP-2 + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (align, adjust levels, set fades, tracking, amplify, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 46:06]
01 Deep In My Heart
02 Snow Bank
03 Idaho #1
04 Wind Blows Cold
05 Grand Marais
06 [banter]
07 Only Right Turns
08 [banter]
09 Needles and Pins
10 Keep Me Away From the Mirror
11 Out In Egan

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Howth, order Newkirk on their bandcamp page, and check out their page and the other excellent roster of acts at Mecca Lecca Recording Co.

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