NE-HI: October 15, 2015 NYCTaper Unofficial CMJ Show, Cake Shop

December 17, 2015


Chicago’s NE-HI have only been around since 2014, but they’ve already made a name for themselves in the local scene with their sharp hooks and the immediacy of their live performance. All of that was on display back in October at our unofficial CMJ day show at Cake Shop, in which the band kicked things off with their earworm single “Drag” and kept the momentum up throughout. These guys are fellow travelers with beloved Chicagoans Twin Peaks (our recording of them here) and it’s easy to see the kinship between sounds. They, like Twin Peaks, are vets of Chicago’s DIY scene, but their album production is straight-up professional, befitting the quality of their sound. Having now been signed to a major tour promoter, I’d say it’s likely we’ll be seeing NE-HI on many more bills come festival time. If they pass through NYC before then, make sure not to miss them.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the other recordings from the day, with Schoeps MK4V at the stage lip together with a soundboard feed. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

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NYCTaper Unofficial CMJ Show
Cake Shop
New York, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (onstage)>KC5>CMC6 + Soundboard (engineer: Jeff)>>Edirol R-44>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, fades, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ, image)>Audacity 2.0.5 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 Drag
02 Palm
03 Since I’ve Been Thinking
04 Rattle
05 Stay
06 Turncoat
07 Crash

If you enjoyed this set, please support NE-HI by buying their EP and singles from their bandcamp page.

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