METZ: November 20, 2012 Knitting Factory – Flac/MP3/Streaming

November 28, 2012

[photo courtesy of Fred Pessaro, complete set at brooklynvegan]

About six months ago, acidjack arranged to record METZ‘ first trip to NYC as an opener in a small venue. Unfortunately, that recording never came to fruition, but the band remembered us. Here they are a short time later signed to Sup Pop, a big hit at CMJ last month, and in NYC last week where they sold out two consecutive weekday shows. We saw the second of the two shows, at the Knitting Factory last Tuesday. And what a show it was. METZ came out with an abundant amount of energy and kept it going for the entire set. The band played virtually their entire new self-titled record, and what I believe was one new song. Their music has been described as post-punk, grunge and noise-rock, but of all their name-an-influence bands, I hear Mission of Burma the most. And of all of the post-punk trios with which to be compared, you can’t get much better than MOB. And METZ deserves it, they’re that good.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser Cards mixed with an excellent board feed provided by Knit engineer Devin. The sound quality of this recording is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “The Mule”:

Download the Complete show in [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser 8040 Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2012-11-27

[Total Time 36:08]
01 Knife in the Water
02 Negative Space
03 [banter]
04 Get Off
05 [new song]
06 Wasted
07 Sad Pricks
08 Headache
09 Rats
10 The Mule
11 [banter – thanks]
12 Wet Blanket

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT METZ, visit their Sub Pop page, and purchase their self-titled debut album from Sub Pop Records [HERE].

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