Dead Stars: May 6, 2014 Cameo Gallery + October 17, 2013 Cake Shop – Flac/MP3/Streaming

June 3, 2014
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[photo by PSquared Photography]

Dead Stars is one of those bands for whom you naturally root. They make excellent music that lacks any posing or pretentiousness, they are superb musicians, and the trio are generally all around good guys. This is the kind of band that you want to hang out with after the show. And thankfully we’ve been able to do that twice, last October at our annual CMJ Day Party at Cake Shop and earlier this month at a show we presented at Cameo Gallery. In the interim months between these two shows, Dead Stars signed with Old Flame Records who will release their new album Slumber, due out on June 17. The recordings of these two shows feature what amounts to most of the new album in a live format. Speaking of which, Dead Stars will play the CD release show for Slumber at Union Pool on June 19. Thereafter, the band heads out on a two week tour through the East coast and Midwest.

I recorded the Cameo show with the Sennheisers mounted high in front of the soundboard and mixed with a fine feed. The Cake Shop show was recorded with the Sennheisers mounted on the low ceiling in front of the stage and again mixed with a board feed. Cameo is deeper and richer sounding, but has some boominess, while Cake Shop is very upfront but perhaps a little thinner than Cameo. Both are excellent recordings in their own right. Enjoy!

Stream “Someone Else” (live at NYCTaper CMJ):

Stream “Dreaming To Forget” (live at Cameo):

Download the Complete Cameo Gallery Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Download the Complete Cake Shop Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Dead Stars
2014-05-06
Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + FOB Audience

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

Setlist:
[Total Time 30:35]
01 Crawl
02 Summer Bummer
03 Waste Away
04 Dreaming To Forget
05 Someone Else
06 Disappearing
07 Fractured
08 Wasted

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Dead Stars
2013-10-17
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

Setlist:
[Total Time 22:58]
01 Someone Else
02 Disappearing
03 Never Knew You
04 Summer Bummer
05 Dreaming To Forget
06 Waste Away

If you download these recordings from NYCTaper, PLEASE SUPPORT Dead Stars, visit their Facebook page, and Pre-Order Slumber from their Bandcamp page or from Old Flame Records [HERE].

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