J Fernandez: October 17, 2013 NYCTaper CMJ at Cake Shop – Flac/MP3/Streaming

October 25, 2013

[photos by Amanda Hatfield / Soundcloud photo from Six Point Twitter]

The plethora of good bedroom recording artists presents an enigma for booking shows. For every successful transition to excellent live band (Wild Nothing, Purling Hiss) there are a dozen or more who can’t get beyond solo-guy-with-laptop on stage. When we learned that the excellent Chicago dream-pop artist J Fernandez was coming to NYC for CMJ shows, we jumped at the chance to book him. Fernandez has been releasing a series of singles over the last few years on local labels, and last year Morning Ritual Recordings compiled them all on an excellent release No Luck / Olympic Village. But we had no idea what he’d be like live. It was within the first thirty seconds of the first song that I quickly realized that J Fernandez isn’t just a bedroom pop act, but indeed a superb live band with abundant talent and stage presence. Justin and the band paced through many of the tunes from the compilation and a few new ones, and live the tunes took on a very tasty psychedelic feel not prevalent on the more two-dimensional recorded tracks. We are streaming “No Luck”, the title track of one of the EPs and a featured track. Given the quality of this performance, we hope that J Fernandez and the band come East more often.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cardioids mounted above the front of the stage and mixed with a soundboard feed. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “No Luck”:

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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J Fernandez
NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
Cake Shop
New York, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On Stage Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 30:08]
01 Between the Channels
02 Malleable
03 Read My Mind
04 Casual Encounter
05 No Luck
06 Wasting the New Year
07 Fading Out

If you download this recording from NYCTaper PLEASE SUPPORT J Fernandez, visit his blog, and purchase No Luck / Olympic Village from the links at Soundcloud [HERE].

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