Grandchildren is hardly the only criminally underrated band out of Philadelphia right now (we’ve written about several of them) but they are one of the most compelling. This band has mastered the art of dense, lushly orchestrated rock music with a modern electronic twist — exactly the kind of current sound that screams for a wider audience. Here at Glasslands to celebrate the release of their third LP, Golden Age, the band showed the maturity, poise and musical prowess we first saw in them back in 2009, this time backed by their strongest and most consistent material of their career. Picking a “highlight track” for this show was almost impossible, as Golden Age serves up one good song after another, and the band has worked hard to make the big arrangements come across live. Songs like “No Way Out” excellently demonstrate the band’s refinement of their sound and their ability to write songs that can appeal across genres and generations of fans.
I recorded this set with Naiant X-X omnidirectional mics at the stage lip, plus the Naiant X-R house mics and a soundboard feed from the night’s hardworking engineer Jeremy. The sound quality is outstanding, and we are so pleased with it we are offering the entire set streaming below in addition to MP3 and FLAC downloads. Enjoy!
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Brooklyn, NY USA
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Recorded and produced by acidjack
[Naiant X-X (split omni, ROC stagelip, 3ft split) + Soundboard (engineer: Jeremy)>Edirol R-44 [OCM]] + [Naiant X-R (cardiod, DFC, ORTFish)>Sound Devices USBPre2 (clock sync to R-44)>Sony PCM-D50]>6x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, tube effect)>Audacity 3.0 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, light parallel compression, tagging, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )
03 Golden Age
05 End Times
06 No Way Out
07 Saturn Returns
08 Into Gold
09 Where’s the Knife
11 Rain Down