The Habit: March 26, 2013 Knitting Factory – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

March 27, 2013

[Photos by acidjack]

The Habit are members of the new cohort of bands seeking to re-examine the possibilities of traditional American rock music.  With one record under their belt (Lincoln Has Won) and another coming very soon, this show at the Knitting Factory gave them a chance to debut their new stuff in front of an appreciative crowd. While Brooklyn may not seem like the obvious hometown for an act whose sound leans heavily on traditional country as well as American rock, The Habit tacitly acknowledge their Northeastern present with some punked-up arrangements that give a nod to Yankee bands like the Dropkick Murphys. The result is a live show that serves up both high energy and high variety, with dual vocalists Brian Mendes and Siobhan Glennon giving them range for both heartfelt country ballads and honky-tonked-up punk. The band, founded by Mendes and guitarist Willie Croxton, arose out of their mutual respect for the original folk recordings of famous archivist Alan Lomax, followed by later influences like Alan Parsons and Jimmie Rogers.  They have done an excellent job of respecting those influences while creating their own personality — and most importantly, a fun live show — at the same time.

hi and lo recorded this set with my Schoeps MK5 microphones and a soundboard feed from Rubes, the Knitting Factory FOH.  The sound is excellent.  Enjoy!

Stream “Break Down the Walls”

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The Habit
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded by hi and lo
Produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5 (cardiod, slightly ROC, DIN)>KC5>CMC6 + Soundboard (engineer: Rubes)>>Tascam DR-680>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, adjust levels, mix down, fades)>Izotope Ozone 5 (exciter, EQ)>Audacity 3.0 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 39:03]
01 Tell Me How From Love To Fly
02 Demons
03 Evol
04 Leave Her, Johnny
05 Boat On A River
06 For You
07 You Will Miss Me When I’m Gone
08 From Seat 9
09 Break Down the Walls
10 [banter]
11 War Is Done

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT The Habit, visit their website, and buy Lincoln Has Won and their first EP in their online store [HERE].

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One Response to The Habit: March 26, 2013 Knitting Factory – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

  1. Jill
    March 28, 2013 at 12:06 am

    These guys were great! Thanks for sharing the recording – can’t wait to dig in!

    Also, Dropkick Murphys is perfect. I was thinking a little Bouncing Souls in there too, but man her voice is raspy and beautiful. Love it.

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