Purling Hiss: April 4, 2013 285 Kent – Flac/MP3/Streaming

April 8, 2013

Purling PP2
[photo by PSquared Photography]

When we broke the news back in November that Purling Hiss had signed to Drag City Records and that their new album would be released in March, it was one of those well-deserved jumps in stature that we love to see for the bands that we’ve championed here on NYCTaper. Now that their new album Water On Mars has been released to universally positive reviews, its also good to see that the band are still the same humble guys we met for the first time several years ago. At 285 on Thursday, the merch table was moved to the DJ table where we record the shows, and so we were by default the band’s unofficial merch guy when they were on stage. But afterwards while breaking down my equipment, it was refreshing to see up close Mike Polizze’s natural and sincere interactions with the long line of fans waiting to buy the album. In these days when the quality of fan relationships are almost as crucial to a band’s success as the quality of the music, its good to know that Purling Hiss is ahead of the game in both respects. The band’s set was almost entirely Mars material played with ferocity and among the many highlights, we’re streaming “Don’t Even Try It”. Purling Hiss will continue to tour the midwest for the next couple of weeks before spending May in Europe. The tour dates are on their Drag City Records artist page.

I recorded this set with the wide diaphragm Neumann TLM 102 microphones mounted on the pole 10 feet from the stage and mixed with a vocal-heavy board feed. The sound quality is excellent, enjoy!

Stream “Don’t Even Try It:

Download the Complete show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Purling Hiss
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann TLM 102s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 > (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 48:03]
01 Water on Mars
02 Lolita
03 Rat Race
04 Mercury Retrograde
05 Run From the City
06 [banter]
07 Mary Bumble Bee
08 Don’t Even Try It
09 The Harrowing Wind
10 Almost Washed My Hair
11 Face Down

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Purling Hiss, visit their Facebook page, and purchase Water on Mars from the Drag City Records site [HERE].

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