BOYTOY: February 24, 2014 Shea Stadium – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

March 17, 2014

[Photos courtesy of Walter Wlodarczyk]

The Brooklyn band BOYTOY only has some scattered bandcamp tracks to their name, but don’t expect their anonymity to last. Leading off a four-band bill anywhere isn’t easy, but BOYTOY grabbed our attention immediately at Shea Stadium on this Friday night, with a wide-ranging brand of rock n’ roll delivered with a poise that belies their limited output. Their style ranged from the bratty pop-punk of “Bad Brain” to the more dense, shoegazey stylings we saw at the end of the set with “Blazed”, which recalled early Lush. Vocalist Saara Untracht-Oakner shows consistency even as the song styles change, and bandmates Glenn Van Dyke (guitar) and Matthew Gregory aka Matty Beans (drums) are right there with her, churning out one song after another that demands repeat listens. We enjoyed it so much that we are offering the entire set for stream, as well as the traditional FLAC and MP3 downloads, below. An EP is expected in late spring; keep an eye out on the band’s bandcamp page for more info.

As with the sets posted from Big Ups and Slothrust, this set was recorded in full digital multitrack provided by the Shea Stadium team, combined with a pair of my Naiant audience mics. We’d encourage you to check out Shea’s site for their own version of this show (coming soon) as well those of hundreds of other bands.

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Shea Stadium
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded by R.J. Gordon and acidjack
Produced by acidjack

Soundboard multitrack + Naiant X-X>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>>Adobe Audition CS5.5 (mixdown and effects)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, compression, limiting)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, fades, additional EQ, dither, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 Road Dog
02 Bad Brain
03 Helluva Party
04 TV Dreams
05 Shallow Town
06 Visits
07 Postal
08 Runner
09 Blazed

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