[photo courtesy of Cereal + Sounds]
The San Francisco band Dirty Ghosts has existed in one form or another for the last ten years, but its real beginnings date back into the last century and band leader Allyson Baker’s parents’ house in Toronto. Baker was a young punk rocker (and big Dwarves fan) who invited touring bands to stay at the house, leading to some great stories and ultimately an introduction into the music world. Fast forward to last decade and Baker’s move to SF and the Dirty Ghosts beginnings as her solo project produced by then-husband Aesop Rock. In the intervening years, the band has evolved from a duet to a full-fledged band featuring guitar wizard Erin McDermott on bass. In September, Dirty Ghosts have released their second full-length album Let It Pretend and this Fall is perhaps the most active time period in the band’s history. We were fortunate that the band was available for CMJ and we slotted them into our show in the late afternoon when the room was overflowing. Dirty Ghosts responded with a superb set that included music from their 2015 EP Cataract, one song from their debut album 2012’s Metal Moon, and the balance from the new record. After CMJ the band remains busy with their hometown official CD release show in SF on November, to be followed by a full Europe tour in November and December with Kelley Stoltz.
Acidjack recorded this set in the same manner as the other bands from this show and the sound quality is superb. Enjoy!
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NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
New York, NY
Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On Stage Audience Matrix
Schoeps MK4V (onstage) > KC5 > CMC6 + Soundboard (engineer: Jeff) > Edirol R-44 [OCM] > 2x24bit/48kHz WAV > Adobe Audition (mix) > Soundforge (post production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)
Recorded by acidjack
Produced by nyctaper
[Total Time 30:41]
01 Light Like Speed
02 Witch Hunt
05 Let It Pretend
07 Moving Pictures
08 Ropes That Way