Bleeding Rainbow just released their first album, Yeah Right, under that band name, but the husband-and-wife team of Rob Garcia and Sarah Everton have been making music together for several years. As the band Reading Rainbow, the pair put out a couple of lo-fi records that hinted at, but didn’t fully deliver on their potential. With Yeah Right, the band has a masterfully produced record that does. Now joined by Greg Frantz on drums and Al Creedon on guitar, the beefed-up lineup has developed a rich, shoegaze sound with a newly-minted pop sheen. This show at Glasslands was the first NYC gig for the Philadelphia band since the record’s release, and they came out blazing. After a brief false start, the band launched into an extended version of the record’s leadoff track, “Go Ahead”, followed by the record’s next to two tracks, “Pink Ruff” and “Drift Away”. One thing that sets Bleeding Rainbow apart from many like-minded acts is that they aren’t afraid to actually sing rather than let their vocals be buried in the washes of MBV-style guitars. Though Everton provides the lead vocal on most tracks, Garcia’s harmonizing with her gives the songs added depth. The pair mesh well together live, feeding off of each other’s energy, and enjoying the added freedom lent by the new personnel. Bleeding Rainbow have set themselves on a path that will give them even more room to grow, and we look forward to watching that happen.
I recorded this set from our usual position in the venue with Schoeps MK5 cardiod microphones and a soundboard feed provided by longtime Glasslands engineer Josh. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!
Thanks to Kanine Records for obtaining permission for us to record this show.
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Schoeps MK5 (DINa, DFC)>KCY>Z-PFA + Soundboard (Engineer: Josh Thiel)>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, tube effect)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify, limit peaks, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )
Tracks [Total Time 50:32]
02 Go Ahead
03 Pink Ruff
04 Drift Away
05 Inside My Head
06 You’re Not Alone
08 Waking Dream
09 Losing Touch
10 Get Lost