Rathborne: May 14, 2013 Glasslands – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

May 16, 2013
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[Photos by acidjack]

Luke Rathborne is young, has an LP and two EPs under his belt, and he’s just getting started. Rathborne’s 2011 record, After Dark, was recorded when he was a young man of 17; he came here at 18. We found him at Glasslands less than two years later celebrating the release of a new album, SOFT, that refines the sound of those rawer earlier experiments. Styling the performing band simply Rathborne, the group took the stage and kicked off the Replacements-esque “Wanna Be You” without a second’s hesitation. Rathborne is a natural presence onstage, with a refreshing kindness and innocence to go with his rock poise. He may not have even been born then, but Rathborne is clearly a student of the 80s, particularly New Wave acts like the Cars. Most of the songs played clocked in under three minutes and exuded fresh energy. Rathborne closed the set with “So Long NYC”, about the all-too-common story of your dreams washing out. But for Luke Rathborne, his own dreams are very much alive.

I recorded this set with our Glasslands house setup, including Naiant microphones and a mix provided by house engineer Chris. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Last Forgiven”:

Stream “Deal”

Direct download of the complete show: [MP3] | [FLAC]

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Rathborne
2013-05-14
Glasslands Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Naiant X-R (cardiod, DFC, ORTFish) + Soundboard (engineer: Chris)>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/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 )

Tracks
01 Wanna Be You
02 What More
03 I’m So Tired
04 [tuning/banter]
05 Eno
06 Last Forgiven
07 [banter1]
08 Nobody Knows
09 Soft
10 Why
11 Deal
12 Low!
13 Don’t Call Me Baby
14 So Long NYC

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Rathborne, visit their website, and pre-order SOFT [HERE]

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One Response to Rathborne: May 14, 2013 Glasslands – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

  1. DJJD
    May 17, 2013 at 3:07 am

    Beautifully stripped-down songs that delight all the senses…

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