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Frightwig: September 8, 2014 Knitting Factory – Flac/MP3/Streaming

December 18, 2014
By

Frightwig Knit
[photo by nyctaper]

Frightwig was founded in the early 80s San Francisco punk scene — a time and place that welcomed female-fronted bands (Romeo Void, The Contractions, The Nuns, The Units) but which had not yet fully opened the gates to the likes of L7 and Bikini Kill. Frightwig combined a wicked sense of humor with some sharp politics to produce a handful of albums before calling it quits in 1994. Twenty years on, Mia and Deanna reformed the band in 2012 in part to express some contemporary politics in today’s bizarre conservative political climate (“War on Women”). While retaining their sense of fun and humor, Frightwig still pokes jabs at appropriate targets and their new songs are as pointed as their entire catalog. At Knitting Factory in September, the band played an extremely entertaining hour-long set that was part of a mini-tour of the East Coast — their first in two decades — which culminated at the Washington DC We Are Woman Constitution Day Rally. Frightwig currently have no pending gigs, but we expect to hear more from them in 2015.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Jane Lee Hooker set and the sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “My Crotch Does Not Say Go”:

Download the Complete Show [MP3] or [MP3] / [FLAC] or [FLAC]

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request, and feel free to repost the Soundcloud links.

Frightwig
2014-09-08
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineers Keith Milgaten and Ben Fitterman] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, EQ, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 56:23]
01 [intro]
02 Hear What I Say
03 War On Women
04 [tech – keyboard]
05 My Crotch Does Not Say Go
06 Crawford
07 What Is Love
08 [banter – fashion week]
09 Ride Your Bike
10 Aging Sux
11 Crazy World
12 [banter – go-go dance]
13 Redistribution of Wealth
14 A Man’s Got to Do What a Man’s Got to Do
15 [banter]
16 Punk Rock Jail Bait
17 I’ll Talk To You And Smile
18 PRJB Reprise
19 [outro]

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Frightwig, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from the Store at their site [HERE].

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard: October 31, 2014 338 Moffat – Flac/MP3/Streaming

December 17, 2014
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[Photo by Bad Looks Entertainment]

When I saw this wild 12 second clip of a King Gizzard show this week in Australia I was reminded of two things — the crazy show we saw on Halloween and the fact that I had not posted it yet. When I talked about the Gizz in a two-show post a few weeks ago, I noted the amazing energy of their shows coming both from the stage and from the crowd. This clip encapsulates it all, and while its a home show we expect the next time that King Gizzard comes to the US (Spring?) the crowds will be equally as crazed. The band’s new album I’m In Your Mind Fuzz is one of the best of year and as their reputation grows, so too will the crowd size and excitement. The crowd for this Halloween show was, we’ll concede, fueled by excessive amounts of stimulants — to the point where a front-row audience member literally fell over onto the stage, knocking down my mics, Stu’s monitor and guitar pedals. It was a temporary glitch in what was an extremely entertaining and simply fun night and not one I will soon forget.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Tonstartssbandht set from this show and the sound quality is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “I’m In Your Mind Fuzz”:

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request, and feel free to repost the Soundcloud links.

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
2014-10-31
338 Moffat
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Upfront Audience

Soundboard [engineer Roland] + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 43:58]
01 Head On Pill
02 [banter – who are you guys]
03 Black Tooth
04 [fans falls into the band incident]
05 Danger Money
06 [banter – NYC on Halloween]
07 I’m In Your Mind
08 I’m Not In Your Mind
09 Cellophane
10 I’m In Your Mind Fuzz
11 [banter – Michelle]
12 Hot Wax

If you download this recording from NYCTaper PLEASE SUPPORT King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, visit their website, and purchase I’m In Your Mind Fuzz from the Heavenly Records website [HERE] or in the US currently from iTunes. The album has just been released by Castle Face Records in the US, buy it [HERE].

Antietam: December 6, 2014 Trocadero Philly – Flac/MP3/Streaming

December 16, 2014
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[photos by Max Sall]

As are their friends, Antietam is also celebrating a 30th anniversary of sorts this year. As bassist Tim Harris noted, Yo La Tengo’s first ever show was also Antietam’s third show and the two have lived virtually parallel lines ever since. Each are a trio anchored by a married couple. But in the case of Antietam, they are clearly not as prolific as YLT (including a hiatus of several years) and as a result the band members lead regular lives. Tara Key is by day a librarian at Columbia University and when not playing in the band she’s a world class pinball wizard by night. But when Tara straps on the Gibson and takes the stage with Antietam, she, Tim and drummer Josh Madell are a well-oiled machine led by the incendiary guitarist. At the Trocadero, Antietam opened for YLT and played a superb forty-five minute set of material new and old. They were joined at times by vocalist Sue Garner and on “Hands Down” by YLT’s Ira Kaplan (streaming below). Ira has performed on the original recording of the song, and when these two bands play on the same bill there is always appropriate collaboration — Tara later joined YLT for a song on which she has played on the original recording. Antietam’s set began when the venue was not entirely full but as the set gained momentum the crowd filled and reacted with increasing enjoyment. In particular, the last four songs beginning with “Sunshine” were absolutely ripping and Tara’s guitar play dominated the room much to the delight of the crowd.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Yo La Tengo set — Schoeps and a fine board feed provided by the Troc’s excellent house FOH. The empty spaces in the room early in the set created a little echo that was easily removed with some gentle EQ, and ultimately the sound quality of this recording is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Hands Down”:

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request, and feel free to repost the Soundcloud links.

Antietam
2014-12-06
Trocadero Theatre
Philadelphia PA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineer Mark Luecke] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wavs > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 44:54]
01 Time Creeps
02 1-2-1
03 Breathe
04 Satisfied
05 Right Between Your Eyes
06 Bird Watching
07 Sunshine
08 [banter – Ira intro]
09 Hands Down
10 Clarion
11 Stowaway

If you download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Antietam, visit their website, and their blog, and their Facebook page, and purchase their official releases from Carrot Top Records [HERE].

NYCTaper Upcoming Schedule – Winter/Spring 2015

December 15, 2014
By

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There have been a nice selection of announcements for 2015 shows lately, and we’ll keep it rolling into the new year. 2014 has been another banner year here at NYCTaper and we’ll be finishing up the year with a few shows still to record, a bunch of stuff still in the queue, and our annual “best of” lists.

Caveat: Below is the updated schedule. We expect to attend and record these events. However, circumstances will prevent some of these from being done, and others will be added in the meantime. Feel free to make suggestions or point out shows we missed or invite us to your shows!.

Schedule:

Beach Fossils:
December 17, 2014 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn

Soulside:
December 17 and 18, 2014 Saint Vitus Brooklyn

Nels Cline:
December 18, 2014 Trans Pecos Queens

Fat White Family:
December 20, 2014 Baby’s All Right Brooklyn

Deer Tick:
December 29, 2014 Brooklyn Bowl

Mark McGuire:
January 7, 2015 Baby’s All Right Brooklyn (permission pending)

Rangda:
January 9, 2015 Baby’s All Right Brooklyn

Oneida / Chris Forsyth:
January 10, 2015 Palisades Brooklyn

Lazyeyes:
January 11, 2015 Baby’s All Right Brooklyn

Vaselines / Amanda X:
January 16, 2015 Bell House Brooklyn (permission pending)

Wussy:
January 17, 2015 Studio at Webster Hall NYC

Amen Dunes / Kevin Morby:
January 22, 2015 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead:
January 23 and January 24, 2015 Brooklyn Bowl

Elisa Ambrogio / Nathan Bowles:
January 31, 2015 Silent Barn Brooklyn

Felice Brothers / Strand of Oaks:
February 7, 2015 Shine a Light Benefit / Tommy Brull Foundation, Rockville Centre NY

Sturgill Simpson:
February 11, 2015 Bowery Ballroom NYC (permission pending)

Helmet:
February 18, 2015 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Helmet:
February 22, 2015 Saint Vitus Brooklyn

Kayo Dot:
February 25, 2015 Mercury Lounge NYC

This Will Destroy You:
February 26, 2015 St. Vitus Brooklyn

North Mississippi Allstars with Anders Osbourne:
February 27, 2015 Capitol Theatre Portchester NY

Disappears:
February 28, 2015 Rough Trade Brooklyn

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper:
March 3, 2015 Rough Trade Brooklyn

Los Lobos / Alejandro Escovedo:
March 6, 2015 Capitol Theatre Portchester NY

The Growlers:
March 7, 2015 Baby’s All Right Brooklyn

Twerps / Ultimate Painting:
March 13, 2015 Rough Trade Brooklyn

The Church:
March 14, 2015 Rough Trade Brooklyn (permission pending)

SXSW:
March 19-22, 2015 Austin TX

Hurray For The Riff Raff:
April 24, 2015 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Mountain Jam:
June 4-7, 2015 Hunter Mountain NY

Smashing Pumpkins: December 8, 2014 Webster Hall – Flac/MP3/Streaming

December 11, 2014
By

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[photo courtesy of Gretchen Robinette – full set at brooklynvegan]

I think its safe to say that Billy Corgan can be a polarizing figure in the music press. The Smashing Pumpkins are certainly one of rock’s most enduring 90s bands and although Billy has been endlessly criticized for a series of personnel changes in the band, the group as it exists in 2014 is still a pretty damned good unit. The new Smashing Pumpkins album Monuments to an Elegy is a superb record — high quality material with a very strong supporting cast and Billy’s guitar and voice have never sounded better. Its the album you’d hope that the Smashing Pumpkins would make in 2014. But reading the current state of the music press, you wouldn’t necessarily even know that TSP and Billy released such high quality work or that they even have a new album at all. And that’s a shame. The click-driven rags that write about music-related issues are selling headlines and Billy’s various beefs and highly quotable outlandish statements drive the big type and site visits. But credit where credit is due — among those sites, Pitchfork begrudgingly gave Monuments a review that was both fair and pretty accurate.

The Smashing Pumpkins are playing a few small venues in various cities to celebrate the album’s release and as an introduction to the band that will play the much larger album support tour. New York and Webster Hall were fortunate to land one of these intimate events. The band consists of Corgan and longtime TSP guitarist Jeff Schroeder, and newcomers bassist Mark Stoermer (from The Killers) and drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine). Despite having played only a few shows together thus far, this unit of pros is already operating on all cylinders and were about as tight as could be expected. The setlist for this show was of course heavy on Monument material (five of nine songs), but also included a nice selection of older material (“Hummer” was a standout) and one neat cover (Bowie’s “Fame” streaming below), before the main set closed with a tremendous thirteen-minute “Silverfuck” that was both jammed, intense, and included a couple of teases (I heard “Kashmir” while others noticed “She Sells Sanctuary”). The show ended in a forward-looking fashion as TSP closed with the night with a powerful unreleased ballad called “Burnt Orange-Black” which is scheduled to appear on their next album due in 2015. This mini tour concludes on the West coast this week with shows in Las Vegas and LA. Stay tuned for new tour dates in the new year.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards mounted on the front center wall of the soundboard cage in the lower balcony. The recording is primarily (75%) room mics because the sound in the room on this night was among the best quality sound I’ve literally ever heard in any venue due in large part to the quality of the crew and Webster’s new upgraded system. We added in a small amount of board feed to boost the vocals and give the recording a bit more “direct” sound. This amazing sounding show was mixed by the band’s current FOH Kevin Lemoine and he deserves all the credit. Enjoy!

Stream “Fame” (David Bowie cover):

While Archive.org is temporarily down due to local power issue – Download [MP3] [FLAC]

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

Stream the Entire Show from Archive.org:

Smashing Pumpkins
2014-12-08
Webster Hall
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineer Kevin] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wavs > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, EQ, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:41:09]
01 One and All
02 Being Beige
03 Hummer
04 Tiberius
05 [banter – bass amp]
06 Tonight Tonight
07 Drum and Fife
08 Glass and the Ghost Children
09 Stand Inside Your Love
10 [banter – adventure]
11 Monuments
12 Drown
13 Disarm
14 Zero
15 Bullet with Butterfly Wings
16 Fame [Bowie]
17 Silverfuck
18 [encore break]
19 Ava Adore
20 Burnt Orange-Black

If you download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Smashing Pumpkins, visit their website, and purchase Monuments to an Elegy from the band’s website [HERE].

Yo La Tengo: December 6, 2014 Trocadero Philly – Flac/MP3/Streaming

December 10, 2014
By

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[photos by Max Sall]

This show represents the only time this year that I saw Yo La Tengo live. You have to go back nearly a decade to find a calendar year when I saw the band only once. The band went out on a little mini-tour in celebration of their official 30th anniversary as a band and also in support of a new release called Extra Painful — a reissue of their classic 1993 album Painful packed with a bunch of bonus material. So since the two Town Hall shows were not conducive to recording, I made a roadtrip in the pouring rain to Philadelphia and back. The Trocadero is a converted old theatre right in the heart of Philly’s Chinatown District and its just a few blocks from the Franklin Bridge — an easy in and out of the City. Although the Troc has two balconies and an official capacity of 1200, it definitely has an intimate vibe perhaps since the actual floor is fairly small. But intimate or not, we’re used to seeing Yo La Tengo amongst “friends” at some fairly small-ish places, so there was a definite “road” feel to this show. As YLT shows go, this one had pretty much everything you could ask for including some rare nuggets (“Empty Pool”, “Demons”), special guests (Tara Key early, and full Antietam later), plenty of noisy stuff, and an absolutely ear-crushing “Story”. We are streaming a standout version of “Drug Test” that began with a (separately tracked) false start but like in so many of those situations with a “start over”, the band totally nailed it on the re-do. Yo La Tengo currently has no scheduled dates, but we’re hoping that we get more than one chance to see them live in 2015.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps mounted in the front of the soundboard booth and mixed with a superb feed provide by the band’s longtime and legendary FOH Mark Luecke. As with most YLT recordings, there are level issues — the quiet songs are whispers and the noisey songs are loud as heck — so there are some minor artifacts from my editing to create a more consistent level throughout. Ultimately the sound quality is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Drug Test”:

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request, and feel free to repost the Soundcloud links.

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Yo La Tengo
2014-12-06
Trocadero Theatre
Philadelphia PA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineer Mark Luecke] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wavs > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:57:56]
01 Cherry Chapstick
02 Let’s Save Tony Orlando’s House
03 Super Kiwi
04 [banter – Tara intro]
05 Demons
06 Mr. Tough
07 [dedication to Richard Evans]
08 If It’s True
09 [banter – 30 years]
10 The Empty Pool [Yung Wu]
11 The Whole of the Law [The Only Ones]
12 The Summer
13 [banter – XPN]
14 I’ll Be Around
15 Big Day Coming
16 We’re An American Band
17 [false start]
18 Drug Test
19 Sugarcube
20 Ohm
21 The Story of Yo La Tango
22 [encore break]
23 Today Is The Day
24 [banter – Antietam intro]
25 Orange Song [Antietam]
26 [thanks]
27 What Can I Say [NRBQ]

If you download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Yo La Tengo, visit their website, and purchase the Extra Painful reissue from Matador Records [HERE].

Whiskey Bitches: October 23, 2014 NYCTaper CMJ Cake Shop – Flac/MP3/Streaming

December 5, 2014
By

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[photos by Dean Keim]

Its been an eventful 2014 for Whiskey Bitches. Since our last visit for their impressive set at Death By Audio (RIP) in April, the band has played a ton of shows, released two videos, and self-released their second EP, the four-song Never Enough. During CMJ week, Whiskey Bitches played 6 shows, with ours falling in the middle. The band was on early, but even with some performance and party hangovers they managed to draw a crowd and play their typically energetic set. The setlist contained three of the four songs from the EP and two excellent new numbers. We’re streaming the lead track of the EP, “Disaster”.

Tonight (December 5) you can see Whiskey Bitches live at Cake Shop.

Acidjack recorded this show in the exact same manner as the previous sets from this show (Schoeps Onstage + SBD) and the sound quality is equally superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Disaster”:

Download Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request, and feel free to repost the Soundcloud links.

Whiskey Bitches
2014-10-23
NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
Cake Shop
New York, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On Stage Audience Matrix

Schoeps MK4V (stage lip) > KC5 > CMC6 + Soundboard (engineer: Clint) > Edirol R-44 [OCM] > 2x24bit/48kHz WAV > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded by acidjack
Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 21:59]
01 Funemployed
02 Disaster
03 [banter]
04 Blackout
05 White Knight
06 Time Wasted
07 Always
08 Cookies

If you download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you’ll please support Whiskey Bitches, like them on Facebook  and purchase their Never Enough EP from their Bandcamp page [HERE].

Tonstartssbandht: October 31, 2014 338 Moffat – Flac/MP3/Streaming

December 3, 2014
By

TSB 338 Moffat
[photo by nyctaper]

In July when we first encountered Tonstartssbandt, their impressive performance led us to promise that the band would be featured often on NYCTaper. Well, here they are again. This set was the opening of a really impressive four-band bill presented by Panache Booking at 338 Moffat for Halloween. The venue is basically a private loft space where several local artists reside and the huge living room became a show space and party room for a pretty crazy night. At the point when TSB played, the room wasn’t quite as full or as manic as later in the night, but the band’s set certainly got the night off to a very good start. This was a shorter performance than the show we saw in July, but Tonstartss once again structured the set as essentially one long segue featuring some of the band’s own numbers interspersed with several unique covers. We’re thankful that the duo provided us with the setlist because we were not previously familiar with a band such as obscure Swedish 60s psych band Pärson Sound, a group favorited by TSB in previous releases and which we are streaming below. Its that kind of love of music that makes Tonstartssbandht performances not to be missed. TSB are currently on tour is Asia and Australia, dates here.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cards mounted at the front and center of the stage and mixed slightly with a board feed consisting primarily of vocals and kick drum. The sound quality is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Tio Minuter” (Pärson Sound cover):

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request, and feel free to repost the Soundcloud links.

Tonstartssbandht
2014-10-31
338 Moffat
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Upfront Audience

Soundboard [engineer Roland] + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3
and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 26:14]
01 [introduction]
02 Everybody Needs Somebody [Solomon Burke]
03 Alright
04 Dad Beating Up Dudes Downtown
05 Speculatin
06 Dad Beating Up Dudes Downtown Reprise
07 Tio Minuter [Parson Sound]
08 Coda
09 Black Sea
10 Will The Circle Be Unbroken [trad]

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Tonstartssbandht, visit their Facebook page, and purchase Overseas and their other official releases from their Bandcamp Page [HERE] or the Arbutus Records website [HERE].

Caveman: October 15, 2014 Baby’s All Right – Flac/MP3/Streaming

November 28, 2014
By

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The Brooklyn band Caveman have been several times on these pages in the last few years, including most recently a sold-out show at Webster Hall in the Spring of last year. After a lengthy quiet period, in October the band played a cluster of shows and we found out why — they’re recording a big batch of new songs. We were fortunate to capture the first of these recent shows, the one year anniversary show for Baby’s All Right where Caveman debuted six new songs. We are streaming the excellent “Without You” below, at the beginning of which lead singer Matthew Iwanusa announced that its from “a record that will not come out anytime soon”. We’re not sure why that’s the case since the band seems to have enough solid material for another strong album, and the songs seem very much to be finished. We checked over at Fat Possum Records, where Caveman still appears to be an active artist, so for now we can just enjoy these songs and wait for official news. The Baby’s show also included a nice selection of older material from the band’s first two albums, and finished with a lengthy Vampirer/Old Friend that we’re also streaming below. There are no current tour dates for Caveman, so we’ll assume they’re still recording the new album.

This set was recorded by House FOH Devin, who provided a superb live mix of the multitrack. There are also cardioid microphones installed on the lighting rig about 15 feet in front of the stage. In post-production, I mixed the two sources and the results are quite excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Without You”:

Stream “Vampirer / Old Friend”:

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

Caveman
2014-10-15
Babys All Right
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Soundboard + Audience
Multitrack Recording

Multitrack Soundboard (engineered and recorded by Devin Foley) > Devin mix Wav files + Room mic wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, setfades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 57:20]
01 My Time
02 Shut You Down
03 Down In The Morning
04 Easy Water
05 Without You
06 [banter – Brooklyn]
07 Ankles
08 [banter – storms]
09 Dirty Baby
10 I See You
11 [banter – birthdays]
12 You Found A Feeling
13 Project
14 [banter – thanks]
15 In The City
16 [encore break]
17 Vampirer – Old Friend

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Caveman, visit their website, and purchase their first two albums from the Fat Possum Records site [HERE].

Thee Oh Sees: November 18, 2014 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming

November 24, 2014
By

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[photos by Ken Grand-Pierre]

Last week Thee Oh Sees played four shows in four days in NYC and we were fortunate to catch what was most certainly the best sounding show of the week. In our many attempts to capture the live lo-fi garage rock of this amazing band, we’ve been frustrated by a series of sound issues that have prevented our capture of Thee Oh Sees with a recording that their highly energetic performances really deserve. We came close with the historic night at 285 Kent last Fall, but nothing we’ve ever presented from this band can even approach the sound of this particular show. Of course the lion’s share of the credit for the superb sound quality of Tuesday’s TOS show is credited to Bowery Ballroom (and their staff), which continues to be the best sounding room in town. The band itself was completely on during this set. They were scheduled to play forty-five minutes and instead played over an hour. And even given the lack of an encore, John Dwyer and company played virtually every song they’ve played this tour including four outstanding new numbers. We’re streaming “Tidal Wave”, which was the third song in a very high octane three-fer that opened the show. Thee Oh Sees tour continues in Chicago this week before ultimately moving West, dates here.

I recorded this show with the Schoeps in our tradition balcony location and mixed with a terrific board feed from FOH Bowery legend Kenny. As noted above, the sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Tidal Wave”:

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

Thee Oh Sees
2014-11-18
Bowery Ballroom
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineer Kenny] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wavs > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, EQ, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:02:34]
01 Tunnel Time
02 The Dream
03 Tidal Wave
04 [new song – Sugar]
05 Encrypted Bounce
06 Toe Cutter – Thumb Buster
07 [new song1]
08 [new song2]
09 Lupine Dominus
10 [new song – Seasons]
11 Dead Energy
12 I Come From The Mountain
13 The Web

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