Earth: September 24, 2014 St Vitus – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Audio and Video

September 28, 2014

[photos courtesy of MaryAnne Ventrice]

According to frontman Dylan Carlson, Primitive and Deadly, the latest album from Seattle veterans Earth, is their best-selling album yet. That’s a big statement for a band that made its name in the 1990s, picking up some possibly-unwanted attention from Carlson’s connection to that other Seattle musician, Kurt Cobain. Or maybe the popularity comes from a hankering for music that is real, that is sweeping without being ostentatious, whose darkness matches the times in which it is made. Or maybe it’s just that good of an album — decide for yourself.

We last caught the band at ATP in 2011, with cellist Lori Goldston sitting in and a full theater to showcase their sound. St Vitus, Greenpoint’s already-legendary nexus for music of the heaviest kind, made for a different but maybe better fit, with the crowd packed in and the deep grooves shaking the walls. The band kicked off with Primitive tracks as expected, with Carlson rather politely introducing the name of most of the songs. This seventy-five minute set contained less than ten songs, in keeping with the band’s predilection toward drawn-out, slow dirge compositions that take their time unfolding. The band ended with a segue from new to old, with “Torn By the Fox of the Crescent Moon” from the new record segueing into their first-ever track, “Ourobouros Is Broken”. Earth continued their New York stand on the following night, and our only regret was not being able to join.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V microphones and a soundboard feed. We are very pleased to also include a full video of the set, featuring my recording as audio, from our friends at unARTigNYC, who more than anyone have helped to document the proceedings going on up in Greenpoint. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Direct download of full set: [MP3] | [FLAC]

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St Vitus
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (LOC, at SBD, PAS)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, adjust levels, compression, fades)>Izotope Ozone 5 (harmonic exciter)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:15:55]
01 Badger’s Bane
02 Even Hell Has Its Heroes
03 [banter1]
04 Old Black
05 There Is A Serpent Coming
06 [banter2]
07 The Bees Made Honey In the Lion’s Skull
08 [banter3]
09 Torn By the Fox of the Crescent Moon>
10 Ourobouros Is Broken

Dylan Carlson
Adrienne Davies
Don McGreevy

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Earth, visit their website, and buy Primitive and Deadly there.


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One Response to Earth: September 24, 2014 St Vitus – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Audio and Video

  1. t
    October 14, 2014 at 9:40 am

    thank you nyctaper/acidjack!

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