Soda: January 28, 2016 Alphaville

February 11, 2016


Gainesville, FL trio Soda rolled into Alphaville in Brooklyn a few weeks ago during a spate of area shows that established them as yet another quality product of a fertile local scene (college towns are good like that). The three piece, consisting of founder Lara Lookabaugh on bass/vocals, Arlington Garret on guitar/vocals,  and Meredith Kite on drums, just dropped a tight six-song EPWithout A Head, on Andrew Savage’s Dull Tools label. That well-produced record belies the dirtier-but-possibly-more-entertaining reality of the band’s live show, which like their home state manages to be both scuzzy and transcendent, sometimes at the same time. In other words, Soda fit right in with the current Brooklyn moment, producing approachable punk-influenced rock that’s delightfully unspecific in its focus and easy to love. The double vocal attack of Lookabaugh and Garrett works well live, both sounding good and offering some welcome gender parity in an area of the music world that doesn’t always have it. This show covered most of the new EP, as well as two unreleased songs, “Plucking Hairs” and “Know How.” As an introduction of this new band to New York, this and their other recent New York shows did the trick, as we’re all looking forward to more. Stream the EP below along with this show, and if you like it, please buy it!

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK41V supercardiod mics from a location near the soundboard. The sound quality is quite good for the room. Enjoy!

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK41V>KCY>Z-PFA + Soundboard>Zoom F8>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 New Trash
02 Plucking Hairs
03 Janie Juicehead
04 Blonde on Blonde
05 Lot Pony
06 Know How
07 Chasin’ Tail

If you enjoyed this recording, you can purchase Without A Head from the bandcamp link above

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