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Explosions In The Sky: October 3, 2011 Wellmont Theatre – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

October 5, 2011
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[photo courtesy of Brian C. Reilly and Bowery Houselist]

An Explosions In The Sky concert can be an emotional experience simply because of the depth and breadth of the music created on stage. At Wellmont Theatre on Monday night, EITS performed a ninety-minute set of their post-rock mini-symphonies to a rapt audience. There were a few hoots and some random clapping, but for the most part the 2000 capacity crowd were mesmerized. Inexplicably, there was a toddler in the balcony and at the most quiet moments of the music, she could be heard throughout the theatre. EITS are touring on their newest album Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, but the set featured only two new tracks and songs were selected judiciously throughout their catalog. We have chosen to stream “The Birth and Death of the Day”, the opening track from their 2007 release All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone, and a piece of extraordinary beauty. The song is a reversal of the common EITS structure as it opens with a crashing of the instruments and evolves into a simple but quietly eloquent multi-guitar passage. The Explosions In The Sky world tour continues through January.

Hi and Lo and I recorded this set from the front and center balcony rail. This location afforded us a direct line to the huge stacks and also provided a tremendous soundstage. We combined his Schoeps hypers with the DPA 4021s and the result is a tremendously rich and deep recording. Enjoy!

The Antlers opening set was also recorded and will be posted soon.

Stream “The Birth and Death of the Day”:

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This Recording is now available to Download in FLAC and MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].

Explosions In The Sky
2011-10-03
Wellmont Theatre
Montclair, NJ USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Front Center of Balcony Rail

Schoeps MK-41 > PSP2 + DPA 4021’s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by
nyctaper and hi and lo
2011-10-05

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:26:07]
01 [introduction]
02 The Only Moment We Were Alone
03 Last Known Surroundings
04 Catastrophe and the Cure
05 Postcard From 1952
06 Greet Death
07 Six Days at the Bottom of the Ocean
08 Let Me Back In
09 The Birth and Death of the Day
10 The Moon Is Down

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Explosions in the Sky, visit their website, and purchase Take Care, Take Care, Take Care and their other official releases directly from their online store [HERE]

Explosions In the Sky: April 6, 2011 Radio City Music Hall – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

April 11, 2011
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[photo courtesy of Brian C. Reilly and Bowery Houselist]

It’s no longer news when an “indie” band sells out a mega-sized venue. But the story of Explosions In the Sky – an instrumental rock band on the tiny (and uniformly outstanding) label Temporary Residence Limited – has got to be one of the strangest of all. Sure, EITS are an absolutely killer live band, and their music is incredible – but that could also be said of their brethren in the instrumental rock scene, the next-most-popular of whom isn’t selling out venues one third this size. No, it was a bit of a quirk of fate that EITS’ music ended up becoming the soundtrack for the football movie Friday Night Lights and, perhaps more importantly, the surprisingly good TV series based on the movie that followed. Now, their eight-minute rock mini-symphonies may forever be associated with sandblown prairie, abandoned oil rigs, and of course, football fields set against the lonely Texas sky, but they are fitting-enough images for a style of music that is so grand in its sweep. In one song, EITS can be capture the mute pain of loneliness, the thrill of motion, and the ecstasy of victory. I don’t doubt that they take inspiration from the outsize land from which they came, from Friday night lights and the great swaths of darkness in between.

As to this set, its most exciting aspect was that it gave EITS a chance to debut songs from their forthcoming album, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, which, if pre-release hype is any indication, will be their most massive yet. They led off with the new number “Postcard From 1952,” a classic slow-builder in the usual EITS style, that wraps up with cascading waves of feedback. Also on display were the mellower “Let Me Back In” and the closer, the short-burst rocker “Trembling Hands,” which may well end up being their bid for radio airplay. As EITS sets go, this one was a bit short, topping out at only 75 minutes, but the band made them count, adding to the new songs some of their biggest classics like “The Only Moment We Were Alone” and “Your Hand In Mine”. But perhaps the most moving part of the performance for me wasn’t what happened during the music, but the sincere gratitude the band showed both before and after the show in their thanks to the fans. A lot of bands can give the perfunctory “thanks for coming” etc. and you may or may not believe them; for EITS, it was evident how incredible this unlikely achievement was for them. As a truly great group of guys as well as outstanding musicians, this success couldn’t have happened to a better group of people. Good for them, and good for us.

I recorded this set with the DPA microphones. My location in the venue was not optimal, but Radio City is a beautiful-sounding venue, so the sound is still good after a bit of tweaking. The crowd was very respectful, and therefore crowd noise is minimal. I apologize in advance for any tracking errors. Enjoy!

Stream “Trembling Hands”:

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Download the MP3 and FLAC files and stream the entire show on the Live Music Archive [HERE]

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Explosions In the Sky
2011-04-06
Radio City Music Hall
New York, NY USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Equipment: DPA 4021>Denecke PS/2>Sony PCM-M10 (24/44.1)
Mastering: 24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (EQ, set fades, tracking, amplify and balance, downsample to 16bit)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:15:48]
01 Intro
02 Postcard From 1952
03 The Birth and Death of the Day
04 Yasmin the Light
05 Last Known Surroundings
06 The Only Moment We Were Alone
07 Catastrophe and the Cure
08 Let Me Back In
09 Your Hand In Mine
10 Trembling Hands

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Explosions in the Sky, visit their website, and pre-order Take Care, Take Care, Take Care directly from their online store [HERE]

Explosions in the Sky: June 30, 2009 Central Park – Flac and MP3 Downloads

July 2, 2009
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[photo courtesy of Mike at OpenEye]

Explosions in the Sky have been blessed and cursed at the time of their tenth anniversary as a band. At Central Park on Tuesday, a soaked Rumsey field suffered through torrential rains for much of the afternoon, but fortunately the rain tapered off by the time EITS took the stage. The band’s recent burst in popularity due to their involvement with the movie and TV show Friday Night Lights has swelled the fan base to include quite a few chatty scene-makers and nonsensical screamers. Both were sadly in attendance on Tuesday. Finally, the band was hampered by a number of technical problems throughout the set. Despite the distractions, EITS delivered an contiguous eighty minute set of their compelling instrumental ballads. The setlist was a democratic selection of numbers from each of their releases. The band will keep busy this Summer with a handful of dates with the the Flaming Lips and several Festival appearances.

Acidjack recorded this set from a prime location in the pit at this venue. While the sound quality is quite excellent, there is quite a number of instances of crowd idiocy that distracts the listener. With that caveat, enjoy!

This Recording is now available for Download in FLAC and MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].

Explosions In The Sky
2009-06-30
Rumsey Playfield
Central Park
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Front of Board Center

DPA 4061> CoreSound Battery Box > Edirol R-09HR > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge (set fades, slight level adjustments, downsample > CD Wave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded by Acidjack
Produced by nyctaper
2009-07-01

Setlist:
[total time 1:18:43]
01 [introduction]
02 Yasmin the Light
03 The Birth and Death of the Day
04 A Song for our Fathers
05 Your Hand in Mine
06 Greet Death
07 Snow and Lights
08 A Poor Man’s Memory
09 Catastrophe and the Cure
10 The Only Moment We Were Alone

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List of All Available NYCTaper Recordings – 2011 Posts

December 26, 2015
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This is a rejuvenation of the lists we used to do in the early days of the site. I’m trying to get every year up in this category, so this is a look back four years at 2011. The following year (2012) will be available soon, and 2015 will go up in January. That will complete a full listing of the entire NYCTaper archives and make available every recording in our history only two clicks away. Again, don’t take this as an invitation to download massive quantities of recordings. If I find someone downloading 10 or 20 shows at once, I’ll block your IP address.

All 2007 Recordings Listed [HERE]
Part 1 of 2008 Recordings (January through June 13) Listed [HERE]
Part 2 of 2008 Recordings (June 13 through July 31) Listed [HERE]
Part 3 of 2008 Recordings (July 31 through December 31) Listed [HERE]

All 2009 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2010 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2013 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2014 Recordings Listed [HERE]

Alphabetical List of All Available Recordings at NYCTAPER.COM
(Click on Title for location):
Posted in 2011 (260 Recordings):

Acrylics: January 8, 2011 Rock Shop
Akron/Family: February 17, 2011 Knitting Factory
Akron/Family: March 5, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Anamanaguchi: January 6, 2011 Knitting Factory
Anamanaguchi: July 22, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg
And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead: April 29, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Antietam: May 10, 2011 Bell House
Antlers: May 6, 2011 Knitting Factory
Antlers: May 19, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Antlers: May 20, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Antlers: October 3, 2011 Wellmont Theatre
Antlers: December 10, 2011 Webster Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs
Arbouretum: October 14, 2011 Glasslands
Archers of Loaf: June 25, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Atlas Sound: June 16, 2011 St. Cecelia’s Church
Atlas Sound: December 18, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Austra: December 4, 2010 Glasslands
Avey Tare: December 2, 2011 Knitting Factory
Babies: May 27, 2011 Knitting Factory BK
Babies: June 18, 2011 McCarren Park (Northside Festival)
Bardo Pond: November 19, 2011 Death By Audio
Bill Callahan (Smog): June 14, 2009 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Bill Callahan (Smog): July 12, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Black Angels: April 8, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Black Angels: July 15, 2011 Maxwell’s
Blasters: March 11, 2011 Maxwell’s
Blitzen Trapper: December 9, 2011 Maxwell’s
BOBBY: December 03, 2011 Mercury Lounge
Bonnie “Prince” Billy: December 7, 2010 Maxwell’s
Born Gold: October 22, 2011 Cameo Gallery CMJ Show
British Sea Power: March 21, 2011 Maxwell’s
British Sea Power: April 21, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Brokeback: November 8, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Buffalo Tom: April 28, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Buke and Gass: January 29, 2011 Bell House
Camper Van Beethoven: January 14, 2011 Highline Ballroom
Caribbean: June 5, 2011 Mercury Lounge
Cass McCombs: May 12, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Cass McCombs: July 20, 2011 Maxwell’s
Caveman: August 19, 2011 Cameo Gallery
Caveman: September 17, 2011 Beekman Beer Garden
Celebration: April 22, 2011 Union Pool
Coathangers: June 24, 2011 285 Kent
Condo Fucks: November 4, 2011 Mercury Lounge
Cotton Jones: March 11, 2011 Maxwell’s
Country Mice: November 16, 2011 Glasslands
Cracker: January 14, 2011 Highline Ballroom
Cymbals Eat Guitars: October 27, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Daniel Wayne: November 17, 2011 Glasslands
David Bazan: June 22, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Dean Wareham: January 13, 2011 Maxwell’s
Decemberists: January 26, 2011 Beacon Theatre
Deerhunter: August 23, 2011 Webster Hall
Deer Tick: August 10, 2011 Wantagh NY
Deer Tick: November 20, 2011 Webster Hall
Deervana: June 19, 2011 Brooklyn Bowl
Delicate Steve: February 17, 2011 Knitting Factory
Delicate Steve: March 5, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Depreciation Guild: January 15, 2011 Rock Shop
Destroyer: April 3, 2011 Webster Hall
Disappears: July 26, 2011 Union Pool
Doug Paisley: September 24, 2011 Mercury Lounge
Drive-By Truckers: December 30, 2010 Brooklyn Bowl
Drive-By Truckers: February 15, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Earth: October 2, 2011 ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror
Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Tour: March 21, 2011 Knitting Factory
Eternal Summers: April 15, 2011 Glasslands
Eternal Summers: June 17, 2011 Knitting Factory (Northside Festival)
Eternal Tapestry: October 14, 2011 Glasslands
Exitmusic: August 19, 2011 Glasslands
Explosions In the Sky: April 6, 2011 Radio City Music Hall
Explosions In The Sky: October 3, 2011 Wellmont Theatre
Family Band: July 23, 2011 Backyard Brunch Sessions
Felice Brothers: May 18, 2011 Bell House
Felice Brothers: September 29, 2011 Webster Hall
Fergus & Geronimo: February 23, 2011 285 Kent
Forms: February 12, 2011 The Rock Shop
Freshkills: April 20, 2011 Mercury Lounge
Fruit Bats: September 13, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Fucked Up: November 15, 2011 Warsaw
Funky Meters: September 14, 2011 Brooklyn Bowl
Futurebirds: February 26, 2011 Union Pool
Giraffes: February 5, 2011 Mercury Lounge
Givers: June 18, 2011 Backyard Brunch Sessions
Godspeed You! Black Emperor: March 15, 2011 Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Godspeed You! Black Emperor: March 16, 2011 Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Godspeed You! Black Emperor: March 17, 2011 St. Paul’s Church
Godspeed You! Black Emperor: March 18, 2011 St. Paul’s Church
Gourds: October 1, 2011 Sullivan Hall
Grails: April 24, 2011 The Knitting Factory
Grooms: January 8, 2011 Rock Shop
Guided By Voices: June 18, 2011 Northside Festival, McCarren Park
Hamilton Leithauser: February 20, 2011 Cameo Gallery
Harvey Milk: March 15, 2011 Union Pool
Heartless Bastards: July 23, 2011 Mercury Lounge
Heartless Bastards: July 24, 2011 Mercury Lounge
Heavy Pets: August 26, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Helmet: October 11, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Hi-Risers: March 11, 2011 Maxwell’s
Hold Steady: January 31, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Hold Steady: September 17, 2011 Beekman Beer Garden
Holiday Shores: June 19, 2011 NYCTaper Northside Showcase Public Assembly
Hoop Dreams: August 2, 2011 Glasslands
Hoop Dreams: October 20, 2011 NYCTaper CMJ Show at Cake Shop
Hooray For Earth: March 8, 2011 Glasslands
Hooray For Earth: October 27, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Ian O’Neil (of Deer Tick): December 7, 2011 Glasslands
Implodes: August 10, 2011 Mercury Lounge
JEFF The Brotherhood: June 25, 2011 285 Kent
Jessica Lea Mayfield: April 1, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Jessica Lea Mayfield: November 17, 2011 Glasslands
Joan of Arc: August 10, 2011 Mercury Lounge
John Vanderslice: May 12, 2011 Mercury Lounge
John Vanderslice: May 13, 2011 Rock Shop
Jukebox the Ghost: May 4, 2011 Rock Shop
Julian Lynch: January 7, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Julian Lynch: May 20, 2011 Bell House
Kurt Vile: December 26, 2011 Maxwell’s
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper: October 9, 2011 Backyard Brunch Sessions
La Sera: March 2, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Lemonheads: October 10, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Little Scream: May 20, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Local H: April 21, 2011 Mercury Lounge
Loom: June 19, 2011 Public Assembly (Northside)
Loom: December 03, 2011 Mercury Lounge
Low: April 27, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Lucero: July 23, 2011 Mercury Lounge
Lyonnais: April 15, 2011 Glasslands
Magik Markers: June 17, 2011 Northside Festival, St. Cecilia’s RCC
Man Forever: July 14, 2011 Union Pool
Maps & Atlases: April 19, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Matt Douglas: January 9, 2011 Pete’s Candy Store
Megafaun: March 30, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Megafaun: April 16, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Megafaun: September 24, 2011 Mercury Lounge
Melvins: June 6, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Melvins: June 7, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Mekons: October 9, 2011 City Winery
Minerva Lions: August 7, 2011 BBS at the Richardson
Mission of Burma: January 28, 2011 Maxwell’s
Mission of Burma: January 29, 2011 The Bell House
moe.: November 26, 2011 Terminal 5
Moondoggies: January 30, 2011 The Rock Shop
Mountain Goats: March 28, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Mountain Goats: March 29, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Mountain Goats – March 30, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Mount Moriah: October 12, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Mr. Dream: March 4, 2011 Glasslands
Mr. Dream: June 16, 2011 [Northside Festival] Glasslands, Brooklyn, NY
Mr. Dream: October 21, 2011 NYCTaper CMJ Day Party at Cake Shop
Mt. Eerie: September 21, 2011 285 Kent
My Morning Jacket: December 14, 2011 Madison Square Garden
Nada Surf: December 14, 2010 Rock Shop
National: December 12, 2011 Beacon Theatre
Nicole Atkins: February 9, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Nicole Atkins: March 11, 2011 Maxwell’s
Nicole Atkins: September 29, 2011 Webster Hall
North Highlands: October 22, 2011 Cameo Gallery (CMJ)
North Mississippi Allstars Duo: June 6, 2011 (Late Show) Iridium Jazz Club
North Mississippi Allstars: October 28, 2011 Brooklyn Bowl
Oberhofer: October 1, 2011 Monster Island Farewell BBQ
O’Death: January 15, 2011 Bell House
Oh Land: January 26, 2011 Hiro Ballroom
Oh-OK: October 22, 2011 Cake Shop
Oneida: April 2, 2011 Ocropolis IV
Oneida: June 17, 2011 Secret Project Robot (Rated O Set)
Oneida: June 17, 2011 Secret Project Robot (Preteen Weaponry Set)
Oneida: June 19, 2011 Secret Project Robot (Absolute II Set)
Owen: December 2, 2011 Glasslands
Pains of Being Pure at Heart: May 6, 2011 Webster Hall
Pepper Rabbit: June 17, 2011 Knitting Factory (Northside Festival)
Prussia: October 20, 2011 Cake Shop NYCTaper CMJ
Prussia: October 22, 2011 Cameo Gallery (CMJ Show)
PS I Love You: March 30, 2011 Mercury Lounge
Psychic Ills: October 31, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Psychic Paramount: July 26, 2011 Union Pool
Purling Hiss: June 11, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Purling Hiss: November 18, 2011 Cameo Gallery
Queens of the Stone Age: March 25, 2011 Terminal 5
Quiet Life: January 30, 2011 The Rock Shop
Quiet Lights: June 19, 2011 Public Assembly (NYCTaper Northside Showcase)
Quilty: June 19, 2011 NYCTaper Northside Showcase Public Assembly
Real Estate: May 20, 2011 Bell House
Real Estate: October 15, 2011 Bohemian Beer Garden
Real Estate: November 23, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Roadside Graves: August 28, 2010 Mercury Lounge
Rosebuds: October 12, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Royal Baths: December 9, 2011 Glasslands
Savoir Adore: June 26, 2011 Vivo In Vino
Savoir Adore: October 20, 2011 NYCTaper CMJ Show at Cake Shop
Sea and Cake: November 8, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Sebadoh: November 11, 2011 Maxwell’s
Sharon Van Etten: January 8, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Sharon Van Etten: April 16, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg
She Keeps Bees: April 16, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Shinji Masuko: October 10, 2011 Knitting Factory
Shilpa Ray: January 21, 2011 Brooklyn Bowl
Shovels & Rope: May 18, 2011 The Bell House
Skeletons: August 25, 2011 Glasslands
Sleepies: June 16, 2011 Northside Festival, Glasslands
Sloan: June 29, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Smashing Pumpkins: October 18, 2011 Terminal 5
Soft Black: January 21, 2011 Brooklyn Bowl
Soft Circle: October 10, 2011 Knitting Factory
Sonic Youth: August 12, 2011 Williamsburg Waterfront
Stars: October 11, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Surfer Blood: April 29, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Soulive: March 12, 2011: Brooklyn Bowl
Steve Kimock & Friends: November 4, 2011 Brooklyn Bowl
Suuns: January 25, 2011 Rock Shop
Teletextile: August 7, 2011 BBS at the Richardson
Tennis: March 2, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra: October 2, 2011 ATP
Thurston Moore: May 20, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Times New Viking: May 27, 2011 Knitting Factory
Tom Tom Club: January 12, 2011 Irving Plaza
Tom Vek: July 13, 2011 Union Pool
Trans Am: October 8, 2011 Union Pool
Trey Anastasio Band: February 22, 2011 Terminal 5
Tribes: December 8, 2011 Mercury Lounge
Tristan Clopet: June 18, 2011 Backyard Brunch Sessions
Tristen: February 23, 2011 Knitting Factory
Tristen: October 20, 2011 NYCTaper CMJ Show at Cake Shop
Umphrey’s McGee: September 9, 2011 Brooklyn Bowl
U Say USA: June 19, 2011 NYCTaper Northside Showcase Public Assembly
Vetiver: September 13, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Wakey Wakey!: May 4, 2011 Rock Shop
War On Drugs: January 8, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
War On Drugs: April 3, 2011 Webster Hall
War On Drugs: August 19, 2011 Cameo Gallery
War On Drugs: December 11, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Wavves: June 18, 2011 McCarren Park
Weird Owl: July 14, 2011 Union Pool
White Fence: August 13, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
White Fence: October 20, 2011 NYCTaper CMJ Show at Cake Shop
White Suns: June 16, 2011 Northside Festival, Glasslands
Widowspeak: March 3, 2011 Glasslands
Widowspeak: June 30, 2011 285 Kent
Widowspeak: August 2, 2011 Glasslands
Widowspeak: October 20, 2011 NYCTaper CMJ Show at Cake Shop
Wilco: September 22, 2011 Central Park Summerstage
Wilco: September 23, 2011 Central Park Summerstage
William Tyler: November 16, 2011 Glasslands
Wise Blood: April 1, 2011 Glasslands
Wooden Shjips – November 10, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Woods: February 4, 2011 Monster Island Basement
Woods: June 17, 2011 Northside Festival, St. Cecilia’s RCC
Woods: August 13, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
Wormburner: August 10, 2011 Wantagh NY
Wye Oak: January 27, 2011 Rock Shop
Wye Oak: April 14, 2011 Bowery Ballroom
XVSK: July 23, 2011 Backyard Brunch Sessions
Yellow Ostrich: January 4, 2011 Mercury Lounge
Yo La Tengo: March 23, 2011 Maxwell’s
Yo La Tengo: May 10, 2011 Bell House
Yo La Tengo: May 11, 2011 Bell House
Yo La Tengo: December 22, 2011 Maxwell’s
Yo La Tengo: December 23, 2011 Maxwell’s
Yo La Tengo: December 26, 2011 Maxwell’s
Young Adults: June 19, 2011 Public Assembly (Northside)

Sannhet: February 27, 2015 Saint Vitus – FLAC/MP3/Streaming/Video

March 5, 2015
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[Screen capture from this video (below)]

Nobody can quite figure out how to categorize Sannhet. The two touchstones that get thrown around are “post rock” and “black metal”, but neither is a perfect fit. While virtually every second of their set is heavier than, say, the heavy parts of an Explosions in the Sky song, their all-instrumental music nonetheless features more tonal and textural shifts and structural variation than a full-on black metal band. It really doesn’t matter what you call it, in the end. They’re just phenomenally good, as we first pointed out two years ago.

Sannet just released a new record, Revisionist, which was hailed by no less than the New York Times. Experiencing this set at Saint Vitus last Friday — even if just an opening one — we got a glimpse of what was coming on the record, at the kind of full force and volume only possible in the live setting. Sannhet pummeled through a good chunk of Revionist, plus some older tracks, in less than forty minutes, and it was a dense, emotional ride. Although the band’s set was relentless, there were peaks of intensity even within the surge, when you almost could not imagine drummer Christopher Todd hitting harder, or guitarist John Refano and bassist AJ Annunziata’s fingers keeping time with him. But they did, hurtling through standout tracks like “You Thy__” and the closer “Enemy Victorian”. Coupled with flickering visuals programmed by Annunziata, Sannhet delivered a visceral experience that lingered long after they left the stage. In the NYT review, writer Ben Ratliff called Revisionist “an album for motivation, for the all-day victory”. Perhaps it’s the sound of a band at the height of its powers, who knows they’ve got your attention. They’ll be keeping ours.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the This Will Destroy You recording, with Schoeps MK4V microphones and a soundboard feed from Saint Vitus engineer Nick. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Download the complete set: [MP3] | [FLAC]

Stream the complete set: 

Video of the complete set:

Sannhet
2015-02-27
St. Vitus
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (LOC, at SBD, PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard (engineer: Nick)>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (harmonic exciter, EQ, imaging)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Mint Divine
02 Revisionist
03 You Thy__
04 Short Life
05 Moral
06 (Memory barge)
07 Absecon Isle
08 Empty Harbor
09 Enemy Victorian

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Sannhet, visit their facebook page, and buy Revisionist from MidHeaven Mailorder or The Flenser.

This Will Destroy You: February 27, 2015 Saint Vitus – FLAC/MP3/Streaming/Video

March 1, 2015
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This Will Destroy You, of San Marcos, TX, just crossed the decade mark as a band last year, with the excellent record Another Language. In the broad sense, they share company with the dynamic instrumental bands that get lumped together as “post-rock” — Mogwai, Explosions In the Sky, Caspian, etc. But if this two-night stand of shows presented by BrooklynVegan at Saint Vitus proved anything, it’s that they don’t let labels stop them. Saint Vitus, best-known as NYC’s destination for the heaviest of heavy music, made a good fit for the band, as they led off with the thunderous “Little Smoke” that pummeled us from start to finish. TWDY may not be a black metal band, but their sonics are definitely toward the darker end of the spectrum, a kind of soundtrack to the end of the world.

But just when you think you’re going to get nothing but 80 minutes of soft-loud dynamics and blaring guitars, TWDY changes things up. Bursts of electronics seep in, between the ratcheting drumbeats and the mournful guitars of “A Three-Legged Workhorse”. Or there’s “Grandfather Clock”, basically a full-on IDM track, followed by the texturally dense standout track from Another Language, “Dustism”. But if the band proved there was more to them than just getting loud, when they were loud, they made it count, as on the climax to “Black Dunes” or “There Are Some Remedies Worse Than The Disease”. This show ran a touch longer than the previous night’s effort, closing with the ironically-titled “Quiet”. This burner of a Friday night show had been anything but.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V cardiod microphones and a soundboard feed of the mix by TWDY’s engineer (if you have his name, please give him a shout out). As with everything at Saint Vitus, the sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Download the complete show: [MP3] | [FLAC]

Stream the complete show:

Video of the complete show:

This Will Destroy You
2015-02-27
St. Vitus
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (LOC, at SBD, PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard (engineers: Nick + TWDY’s engineer (please provide name if you have it))>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (harmonic exciter, EQ, imaging)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:23:24]
01 Little Smoke
02 A Three-Legged Workhorse
03 War Prayer
04 Burial On the Presidio Banks
05 Grandfather Clock
06 Dustism
07 Black Dunes
08 There Are Some Remedies Worse Than the Disease
09 Communal Blood
10 [banter]
11 New Topia
12 Quiet

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Implodes: August 10, 2011 Mercury Lounge – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

August 22, 2011
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[Photo by acidjack]

Implodes, it must be said, aren’t a very “summer-y” band, so it’s a good thing I caught their opening set for Joan of Arc in the dark, air-conditioned confines of Mercury Lounge. Hot on the heels of their debut release on Kranky Records, Black Earth, the band appeared to be eager to move past that new material into even more uncharted musical territory. This set boasted a number of brand-new songs, but the Black Earth material made for a good jumping-off point, as the band opened with that album’s three leadoff tracks. Implodes tunes have a cosmic sweep to them, with airy lead guitar riffs soaring above a foreboding, dense backbeat. Vocals, where used, are sung with the reverb on high, adding to the ghostly, atmospheric quality of the songs. Some songs abandon traditional melodic structure entirely and shift into ambient territory, echoing some of the band Mogwai’s more subtle interludes. That said, Implodes are not toying with the loud-soft dynamic in the way that some other successful post-rock acts do; their songs focus more on sustaining a level of tension throughout, without the cataclysmic release of, say, an Explosions in the Sky tune. Several of the new songs, none of which I knew the titles to, were particularly strong, indicating that the promise of Black Earth is only the beginning for this young band.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed of the usual high-quality house mix from Kevin of Mercury Lounge, coupled with the Schoeps supercardiod microphones. The recording is outstanding. Enjoy!

Joan of Arc was recorded and will be posted in the next few days.

Stream “Marker”:

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Implodes
2011-08-10
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Equipment: Schoeps Mk41>CMC6 + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (24/48)
Position: ROC, at soundboard, mics split 1′, PAS
Mastering: 2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition (effects, mixdown)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC (level 8 )

Tracks
01 Open the Door
02 Marker
03 White Window
04 [banter]
05 [unknown]
06 [tuning]
07 Screech Owl
08 [unknown]
09 [banter]
10 [unknown]

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Quiet Lights: October 26, 2010 Knitting Factory – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

November 2, 2010
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Brooklyn’s Quiet Lights have been together for only a year, but they have used that time wisely, crafting an intense, wall-of-sound style that can fill any room.  Their music is complex and densely layered, at times aircraft-engine loud.  During the loudest passages, vocalist Yseult Tyler’s vocals float just below the surface like a ghost’s; even out front, they are carefully subdued and dreamlike.  This is music that can make you love clouds and storms and vast, open spaces, somehow both dark and light at once.  The band is in the process of recording a debut album with producer/engineer John Congleton (Explosions in the Sky, St. Vincent).  Until that comes to fruition, check out their three-song EP Three Songs and the “Ablaze” 7? on bandcamp. I was thrilled to catch this bill with Esben and the Witch and A Sunny Day In Glasgow (ASDIG’s set to be posted here soon), and I hope to see Quiet Lights in the neighborhood again soon.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps microphones in our usual location in the venue back by the soundboard.  The recording captures the band’s style quite nicely.  Enjoy!

Stream “Twice Today”:

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Quiet Lights
2010-10-26
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY  USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Equipment: Schoeps CMC641>Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod)
Position: Clamp to right side of soundboard booth, 7.5? up, pointed at stacks
Mastering: 24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, hard limit peaks, light EQ to reduce room reflections, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Throat Cut
02 Break Trouble Wait
03 No More Canyons
04 Twice Today
05 Engine Down
06 Ablaze
07 Simple Mechanics

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Lymbyc Systym: September 18, 2010 Studio BPM – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

September 19, 2010
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[iPhone photo by acidjack. Conditions were very dark and flash was not an option.  Photo is not great; recording is]

Brothers Jared and Michael Bell of Lymbyc Systym have had the advantage of making music together since they were preteens, sure, but still, the synergy and skill they brought to this DIY show at Studio BPM was startling.  Their sound, a blend of electronic music, jazz and experimental rock, evinces such diverse acts as Tortoise and Explosions in the Sky.  What is remarkable about the brothers Bell, though, is that they sound like a five-man band using only two players: Mike on the drums and Jared on the various keys.   Originally from Tempe, AZ, since their founding in 2001, the band has traveled the country with a wide array of like-minded acts such as The Album Leaf and Broken Social Scene, and recently completed a monthslong tour of Asia.  This set included two of the band’s contributions to their recent Field Studies split EP with This Will Destroy You, “Narita” and “Notations”.  Studio BPM made an ideal setting for this music, with an intimate atmosphere, high quality sound system, and rapt crowd.

I recorded this set with a stereo soundboard feed blended with the DPA mics on a stand on the floor.  The sound quality is outstanding.  Enjoy!

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Lymbyc Systym
2010-09-18
Studio BPM
Brooklyn, NY  USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced for nyctaper.com by acidjack

Equipment: Stereo soundboard feed + DPA 4021>Edirol R-44 (24/44.1)
Position: Slightly ROC, FOB, mics at 7.5ft
Mastering 2×24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, EQ audience recording, set fades, tracking, amplify and balance, smooth peaks, downsample to 16bit)>FLAC (level 8 )

Tracks [Time 33:29]
01 Birds
02 Truth Skull
03 Fall Bicycle
04 Love Your Abuser
05 Selamat Pagi
06 Bedroom Anthem
07 Notations
08 Narita

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Caspian: April 15, 2010 Studio at Webster Hall – FLAC and MP3 Downloads

April 17, 2010
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[Photos by Lauren Colchamiro]

Caspian are America’s answer to Mogwai.   I hate to use that kind of shorthand when talking about an instrumental rock band – it is already too easy to lump disparate bands with a very loosely defined common theme together.  After all, Explosions in the Sky (who we have recorded before) and God is an Astronaut don’t sound that much alike, and neither do Caspian and many other bands.  But having seen this Boston-based band live, I do think mine is an apt comparison, or at least, it describes the band’s set at The Studio at Webster Hall accurately.  Like the well-loved Scotsmen I compared them to, Caspian’s music thrives on the loud-soft dynamic, with the ability to shift from calm to storm in a split second.   In Caspian’s particular case, their live sound this night tended toward the heavier, more blunt-force end of the spectrum, toning down some of the textural richness found on their records.  Part of this is probably because the fans like it that way.

The band seemed gratified by the enthusiastic turnout, pointing out that NYC was the closest date they were doing to their home in Boston, and that we felt almost like a “hometown crowd.”   For their last song, the band was joined for “Sycamore” by members of the opening acts for a massive, multi-drummer blowout on a scale I haven’t seen since my last Boredoms show!  Caspian are touring the U.S. right now in support of their most recent album, Tertia.  They have a few East Coast dates left before their swing takes them through the midwest and west coast, and then Europe.  Don’t miss them – this music is best experienced live.

I recorded this set way up front with the DPA 4061 miniature omnidirectional microphones.  The result is a very “in your face” recording that captures the awesome power of this band perfectly.  Although there is some annoying crowd chatter audible during the opening 2 minutes, and some chatter from the bar that you can hear during quiet passages, it is generally smooth sailing for the most part (it’s not like you could hear anything over the band anyway).  Enjoy!

Album art by Michael Ricci is available here.

This Recording is now available for Download in FLAC and MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].

Caspian
2010-04-15
The Studio at Webster Hall
New York, NY  USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Equipment: DPA 4061 (Coresound “HEB”)>Sony PCM-M10 (24/44.1)
Position: FOB, DFC, about 10? from stage, HRTF
Mastering: 24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, EQ, amplify each channel, downsample)>FLAC Level 8

Tracks (65min runtime) (thank you to the first commenter for the setlist corrections)
1. Intro/annoying girl talking
2. La Cerva
3. Malacoda
4. Interlude
5. Of Foam and Wave
6. banter
7. Concrescence
8. Moksha
9. Quovis / Further Up / Further In
10. encore break
11. Brombie
12. banter
13. Sycamore

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