Heaven: February 7, 2014 Mercury Lounge – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

February 11, 2014

heaven[photos courtesy of Jill Harrison and For the Love of Brooklyn]

Last summer, Goodnight Records released the debut album from NYC-based band Heaven, Telepathic Love. Labelmates Friend Roulette are no stranger to NYCTaper, so naturally the LP was an easy buy. It was love at first listen and then again at Mercury Lounge last Friday night as we got to see them live and in action for the first time as they opened up for +/- {plus/minus}.

Heaven is billed as a collaboration between Matt Sumrow (The Comas, Dean and Britta), Mikey Jones (The Big Sleep, Swervedriver), and Ryan Lee Dunlap (Fan-Tan). While the studio sound of Telepathic Love sits squarely in the psychedelic / noise pop realm, Heaven’s live treatment of the songs emphasizes shimmery guitars, warm synth riffs, and new wave sensibilities — all enhanced by hot pink and blue fluorescent stage lights that scored major brownie points with the excited hometown crowd.

The band played a number of songs from the LP, including personal favorites “Falling Apple” and “Mountains Move.” They also dug into their repertoire of covers to jam out on The Kinks’ “See My Friends” and New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle.” And as they mentioned during the set, the band has recently been in the studio recording a new album — so they treated show-goers to a new, never-played-live-before track.

We recorded Heaven with a superb board feed provided by house engineer David and a pair of Schoeps MK41 microphones in our usual spot. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.


Mercury Lounge
New York, NY, US

Recordist : hi and lo
Source : Soundboard + Schoeps MK41 (DINA) > KCY > Naint PFA >> Tascam DR-680 @ 24 bit / 48 kHz


01. Intro
02. Falling Apple
03. Telepathic Love
04. Mountains Move
05. See My Friends [Kinks]
06. In Your Ruin
07. Darken Fields
08. Bizarre Love Triangle [New Order]
09. Colors in the Whites of Your Eyes

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Heaven! Like them on Facebook, visit their bandcamp, and purchase any of their CDs or Vinyls from their online store [HERE].

Tags: , , , , ,

3 Responses to Heaven: February 7, 2014 Mercury Lounge – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

  1. Peter
    February 13, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Hey, wonderful recording. did you also tape plusminus?
    kind regards

  2. hiandlo
    February 13, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Thanks! We did record +/- and are waiting to hear back from them about posting the show.

  3. Peter
    February 13, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    …fingers crossed. wonderful band!!!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Support nyctaper


nyctaper.com is a live music blog that offers a new paradigm of music distribution on the web. The recordings are offered for free on this site as are the music posts, reviews and links to artist sites. All recordings are posted with artist permission or artists with an existing pro-taping policy.

All recordings and original content posted on this site are @nyctaper.com as live recordings pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Section 106, et. seq. Redistribution of nyctaper recordings without consent of nyctaper.com is strictly prohibited.

nyctaper.com hereby waives all copyright claims to any and all recordings posted on this site to THE PERFORMERS ONLY. If any artist posted on this site requests that recordings be removed, those recordings will be removed forthwith.