New Pope: November 21, 2015 Trans Pecos + Secret Project Robot (Two Shows!)

December 8, 2015

[photo by Eric PH)

After guitarist and vocalist Clara Hunter Latham of the Brooklyn band Starring moved to the same small Massachusetts town as Oneida’s Bobby Matador, it was inevitable that the two would get together and play some music. The band New Pope has evolved from that relationship and two weeks back the band made the trip south and played their first ever shows in NYC, an afternoon show at Trans Pecos opening for Fox Millions Duo (recording here) and later at the Oneida potluck show at Secret Project Robot (recording here). At Pecos, the band was a four-piece accompanied by a second keyboard and violin and performed a thirty-five minute set consisting of four songs. The first three tracks are key-based psych but the fourth song has Clara’s guitar out front in an almost surf-rock style. For the late show at SPR, New Pope was joined by Kid Millions on drums and the set took on a different feel — more driving and less spacey. Both sets prove that New Pope is a band with great personnel and great potential and we hope that they make more trips to NYC in the future.

I recorded the Pecos set with the Schoeps mounted in front of the stage and mixed with a board feed of primarily vocals. Eric recorded the SPR set with the AKGs in front of the board and mixed with a board feed. Both sets sound quite excellent. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Shows:
Trans Pecos [MP3] / [FLAC]
Secret Project Robot [MP3] / [FLAC]

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New Pope
Trans Pecos
Queens NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On Stage Audience Matrix

Soundboard [engineer Joe] + Sennheiser MKH-8040s Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wavs > Soundforge (mixing) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3/tagging via Foobar)

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Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 35:08]
01 NASA Update
02 Dope
03 New Dope
04 One-Two


New Pope
Secret Project Robot
Brooklyn, NY

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Recorded and produced by Eric PH

Soundboard (engineer: Erik) + AKG C480B/CK61 > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, balance, compression, mixdown, normalize, fades) > Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [31:40]
01. Hammers
02. Dope
03. NASA Update

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