Dire Wolves: July 27, 2019 Market Hotel (NYCTaper Presents)

August 1, 2019
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Dire Wolves (in its various incarnations, this one being the Exactly Perfect Sisters Band) is one of those West Coast treats we don’t get too often, so when bandleader Jeffrey Alexander brings any version of the band to town, we make sure not to miss it. This has been a prolific year for the band in NYC, with shows both at Nublu in May and Union Pool in February. We aren’t complaining — their shows come with the expectation of high originality and little repetition (in the case of those last two shows, exactly one song).

On this night at Market Hotel, presented by this site, Dire Wolves came bearing a special guest, Sunwatchers saxophonist Jeff Tobias, and a new album to jam, courtesy of our friends at Beyond Beyond is Beyond. That record, Grow Towards the Light, was represented here by “I Control the Weather” — its leadoff and arguably most accessible track, if “accessible” is a meaningful thing to say about a band whose proclivities take them into all kinds of different avant-garde spaces. The night’s opener, “Archons at the Gates of BSHWCK” began with a tribal drone that evolved into a piece of alt-universe jazz fusion, with Georgia Carbone’s vocals sung in an invented language that gave form to the music without a prescribed meaning. The subsequent “I Control the Weather>Love Everybody (For Moses)>Vibrational North Star” combo built on that impeccable start, leading to perhaps the most transporting Dire Wolves performance I’ve seen yet.

I recorded this set with Neumann KM150 microphones mounted near the stage, together with a soundboard feed from house FOH RL. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Download the complete show from its Live Music Archive page

Dire Wolves
2019-07-27
Market Hotel
Brooklyn, NY USA

Presented by NYCTaper

Recorded and produced by acidjack

Neumann KM150 + Soundboard (Engineer: RL)>Zoom F8>2x24bit WAV>Adobe Audition CC>Izotope Ozone 5>Audacity 2.3.1>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 53:40]
01 Archons at the Gates of BSHWCK
02 I Control The Weather>Love Everybody (For Moses)>Vibrational North Star

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4 Responses to Dire Wolves: July 27, 2019 Market Hotel (NYCTaper Presents)

  1. Joe
    August 4, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    Thank you! FYI, there are no flacs at LMA.

  2. August 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Thanks. All of your recordings of the Wolves have been fantastic. Joe, above, is correct — the LMA only has mp3 files at the moment.

  3. Tony A
    August 6, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Thank you!

  4. joe
    August 12, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Sorry to be a bother, but is any one going to address the matter stated above??

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