Drug Yacht: September 7, 2013 Hopscotch Music Festival, Slim’s (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 11, 2013

[photos courtesy of Ross Grady]

This year’s Hopscotch Music Festival put an exclamation point on the return of beloved Durham, NC based heavy math-rockers Drug Yacht. Friend of the site David Schwentker was there to capture the band in all their glory at the festival’s favorite dive, Slim’s, and the Yacht didn’t disappoint. Though the band began in 1997, they had played barely a dozen shows, as the members floated amongst a number of other well-liked local projects. They reunited to play shows again in 2012 and followed that up with this year’s slick new EP, Way Up Firm and High. Starting with the breakneck intensity of the EP’s “Feel The Teal”, the trio didn’t slow down for 34 hard-charging, sweaty minutes. Here’s to hoping these guys are back for good!

This set was recorded by Mr. Schwentker with Church Audio CA-1 microphones mounted in the ceiling by yours truly and Dan Schram. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Polish Resignation”

Download the complete show: [MP3] | [FLAC]

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Drug Yacht
Raleigh, NC USA

Recorded and produced by David Schwentker
Microphones courtesy of Cory Rayborn

Church Audio CA-1 (omni, split 2ft)>Olympus LS-10>24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (tracking, amplify, downsample)>Trader’s Little Helper>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 Feel The Teal
02 Polish Resignation
03 Wop
04 Bulldog
05 Waltz
06 Stud Bug
07 It Gets Better

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Drug Yacht, like them on Facebook, and buy Way Up Firm and High from them over at their bandcamp page.

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