Beach Day: October 23, 2014 NYCTaper Unofficial CMJ Day Party, Cake Shop – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Full Set

October 31, 2014

[photos courtesy of Dean Keim]

It may have been dreary and pouring outside of Cake Shop at the start of the NYCTaper Unofficial CMJ Day Party, but Beach Day brought some Florida sunshine to brighten the day’s kickoff. The Hollywood, FL band treads some of the same ground as like-minded beach-named acts (that is surfy/garage-y rock) distinguished by the vocals of guitarist/vocalist Kimmy Drake, whose vocals are as sweet as any I heard all weekend. The once two-piece of Drake and Skyler Black, the band’s drummer, expanded to four by the time of this show, and the more robust sound did the band’s songs justice. Their music is deliciously retro, with songwriting of the AM radio/earworm variety. I haven’t been able to get “I’m Just Messin’ Around” and the heavier “Pretty” for more than a week. Both songs can be found on the band’s latest Kanine Records release, Native Echoes, and I recommend you grab one before the weather here in New York gets any worse.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the other shows on this day, with Schoeps MK4V microphones at the stage lip and an excellent soundboard feed from Clint, the house engineer. Enjoy!

Download the complete show: [MP3] | [FLAC]

Stream the complete show: 

Beach Day
NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
Cake Shop
New York, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (stage lip)>KC5>CMC6 + Soundboard (engineer: Clint)>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, compression, fades)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ, exciter)>Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 I’m Just Messin’ Around
02 Don’t Call Me On the Phone
03 Walkin’ On the Streets
04 Gnarly Waves
05 Pretty
06 Beach Day
07 Boys

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Beach Day, visit their Tumblr page, and buy Native Echoes directly from Kanine Records


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