the Mountain Goats: April 12, 2015 City Winery – Flac/MP3/Streaming

April 16, 2015
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There are times when the people who book shows make the perfect pairing of a band and a venue and this weekend the Mountain Goats and City Winery were a marriage made in heaven. We caught both nights with two different NYCTaper contributors but we both were in complete agreement that these were outstanding shows in large part because of where they took place. City Winery prides itself on being a “listening room” — a place where people who come to see an artist perform respect the music. There is literally a pre-show message to refrain from talking during the music. For Mountain Goats fans however, the warning may not be actually necessary. They may sing along with the lyrics (all known by heart) and call out the most obscure requests in between songs, but when the band is playing, the listening is happening. And City Winery is both large enough to satisfy the two-night ticket demand for this band, and small enough to maintain a nice level of intimacy.

The Mountain Goats are currently on tour in support of Beat the Champ, which is ostensibly John Darnielle’s tribute to the early days of professional wrestling of the 1970s and early 80s. But as with the Mountain Goats music, there’s much going on beneath the surface of these songs. The basic routines that made wrestling attractive to a suburban kids of the time — identifiable heroes and villains, fluid loyalties, physical comedy, and deception — are all themes that Darnielle is comfortable covering in Mountain Goats material as symbols of wider human truths. For example, the protagonist in “The Legend of Chavo Guerrero” (streaming below) becomes the “good guy” foil to Darnielle’s abusive stepfather and “Southwestern Territory” becomes a parable for the musician’s life on the road. In a lengthy show at City Winery, these and other Champ songs fit well within a career spanning setlist that offered a “gimmick” of its own. The band had played a pared-down “basement” set for the City Winery’s video series this week and enjoyed the experience so much that the actual stage plot on this night featured a small drum kit and Peter Hughes fretless bass — an “unplugged” set-up if you will. There were also some change-ups, as usual set-closer “This Year” appeared very early in the set, and “No Children” featured a complete-song vocal performance by the crowd while Darnielle led the chorus while standing on a table in the audience. Other highlights of this terrifically entertaining set included personal favorite “Up The Wolves” (also streaming below), “Foreign Object” with the outstanding horn work from new band member Matt Douglas, and a goofy acoustic cover of the Grateful Dead’s “St. Stephen” — and of course a significant amount of John’s usual humorous banter. While the Mountain Goats will not be back in NYC until next year — the current tour runs through June and then its off to Europe in the Fall — we expect that when they do the NYC shows will again be at City Winery. At least we hope they are, since this was one of my favorite tMG shows of the many I have seen.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards clamped to the same beam that acidjack used for the previous night’s show and mixed with a superb soundboard feed by longtime Mountain Goats FOH Brandon Eggleston. The sound quality is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream “Up The Wolves”:

Stream “The Legend of Chavo Guerrero”

Mountain Goats
2015-04-12
City Winery
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineer: Brandon Eggleston] + 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 1:45:07]
01 [wrestling intro]
02 Get Lonely
03 [banter – basement]
04 Werewolf Gimmick
05 This Year
06 Animal Mask
07 Slow West Vultures
08 [banter – weapon]
09 Foreign Object
10 Luna
11 Deuteronomy 2:10
12 Shot in the Dark [Ozzy Osbourne]
13 [banter – audible]
14 Steal Smoked Fish
15 St. Stephen [Grateful Dead cover]
16 Cotton
17 The Ballad of Bull Ramos
18 Cry for Judas
19 Pigs That Ran Straightaway Into the Water, Triumph Of
20 Love Love Love
21 Choked Out
22 Up the Wolves
23 The Legend of Chavo Guerrero
24 [encore break]
25 The Diaz Brothers
26 [banter – fiefdoms]
27 Southwestern Territory
28 No Children
29 [second encore break]
30 Amy aka Spent Gladiator 1

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, PLEASE SUPPORT The Mountain Goats, visit their website, and purchase Beat the Champ from the Merge Records website [HERE].

Spray Paint: April 4, 2015 Union Pool – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

April 15, 2015
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[Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk]

Austin treble-punks Spray Paint wrangle more of a racket out of two guitars and a drum kit than most bands do with twice the instruments. Their minimalist onslaught is one of restraint, confining their infectious riffing to two or three minutes at a go (save for the eight-plus-minute “Cory’s Theme” that I’ll venture to guess has yet to be performed live). They’ve got three albums under their belt—two for Sacramento’s S-S Records (one self-titled, the other Rodeo Songs) and their latest, Clean Blood, Regular Acid, on Austin’s Monofonus Press. Spray Paint must write ’em even faster than they play ’em because a fourth, titled Punters on a Barge, is due out June 1 on Homeless.

Spray Paint showed up looking slightly road-weary at Union Pool last week, supporting Pampers along with Monofunus label-mates Beech Creeps. Nonetheless they delivered an energetic set, playing tracks drawn from across their recorded output. Picking favorites is a losing proposition here, so excuse the list of songs that follows. “Spock Fingers,” “Pink Pus,” and “Squaw” all hail from their earliest 7″s on S-S, which are way OOP so you’ll have to monitor Discogs closely if you want to grip one of those. Off the S-S LPs, they play “Canadian Trash,” “Bring Dumpster Back,” “George’s Theme,” and “Ultimate Umpire.” From Clean Blood, Regular Acid it’s “Rest Versus Rust” and then they follow with a couple off the forthcoming Punters on a Barge, “Ian’s Theme” and an ode to baseball’s unsung middle relief pitchers, aptly titled “Middle Relief.”

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Beech Creeps set from the same night. The full assault of Spray Paint’s set is captured here. Enjoy!

Spray Paint will be touring Japan and Australia in May and June. Check their website for details.

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

Stream the complete show:

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.

Spray Paint
2015-04-04
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by Eric PH

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

Tracks [27:55]
01. Bring Dumpster Back
02. Ultimate Umpire
03. Spock Fingers
04. Squaw
05. Pink Pus
06. George’s Theme
07. Rest Versus Rust
08. Ian’s Theme
09. Middle Relief
10. Canadian Trash
11. Cussin’

Support Spray Paint: WebsiteFacebook | Bandcamp | Buy Clean Blood, Regular Acid from Monofonus Press | Preorder Punters on a Barge from Homeless

The Hum Residency: April 06, 2015 Manhattan Inn – Flac/MP3/Streaming

April 13, 2015
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[photos courtesy of David Andrako]

The Hum Residency is a collection of over 30 artists collaborating at Greenpoint’s Manhattan Inn every Monday night in April. In the evening, Manhattan Inn is a bar and restaurant featuring a baby grand piano and rotating pianist in a lovely candle lit room in the back. After 10pm, the space is transformed into a concert venue, tables on the floor quickly whisked away while dinner patrons sitting in custom-made wooden booths, dessert plates and the check in front of them, prepare to enjoy a special evening of music in what will be a standing-room only crowd.

Each Monday night features three sets of collaborating artists and for the first act of this night, Brooklyn’s Teletextile and Belle Mare huddled around the house piano. Teletextile is no stranger to intimate sets as we previously featured them for an indoor Backyard Brunch session in 2011 and both bands delivered an equally good performance.

For the second act, Renata Zeiguer of Cantina and Cassandra Jenkins shared the floor creating a seven piece ensemble complete with drum kit. The floor was impassable, cables and guitar peddles covering every last inch of available space on the floor, and the artists were literally surrounding my microphones.

The final act was the powerful duet of Shilpa Ray amd Deva Mahal. Shilpa is releasing a new album called Last Year’s Savage on May 19, 2015 (Northern Spy Records), and she’ll be playing a record release show at Rough Trade on May 23rd.

I recorded this unique set using a pair of Schoeps MK4 Cardioid microphones on-stage in the a classic ORTF setup which was re-positioned for each artist. The audience recording was mixed with a soundboard feed provided by Manhattan Inn’s Engineer John. The audience was incredibly respectful during this intimate set and the results are outstanding. We hope you enjoy!

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Download the complete show – Teletextile and Belle Mare: [MP3] | [FLAC]

Download the complete show – Renata Zeiguer (Cantina) and Cassandra Jenkins: [MP3] | [FLAC]

Download the complete show – Shilpa Ray and Deva Mahal: [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.

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The Hum Residency
Manhattan Inn
Brooklyn, NY
2015-04-06

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and Produced by hi and lo

Source: Soundboard (Engineer: John) + Schoeps MK4 (ORTF) > KC5 > PFA > Naiant PFA > Sound Devices 744T @ 24 bit / 48 kHz

Teletextile and Belle Mare:

1. Gold Green
2. All the Time
3. Rehearsed Lines
4. The Boat of the Fragile Mind
5. Distant Places
6. Girl

Cassandra Jenkins and Cantina:

01. Basement Bug
02. Cartoon
03. Wayside
04. Follow Me Down
05. Disco Death Dance
06. Hotel Lullaby
07. Tennessee Waltz
08. Shame

Shilpa Ray and Deva Mahal:

1. Empire City (Deva Mahal)
2. I’d Rather Go Blind
3. Genie’s Drugs
4. Dedicated to the One I Love
5. Too Late
6. Shilpa Ray’s Got A Heart Full of Dirt

If you enjoyed this recording, please support The Hum Residency by visiting their Facebook page and attending any of their FREE Monday night shows at Manhattan Inn in April!.

The Mountain Goats: April 11, 2015 City Winery – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

April 12, 2015
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John Darnielle possesses the writer’s gift of universality. From his very specific songs come truths that touch the hearts of listeners who have never lived his life. You may never have felt the humiliation of being a burned out tweaker, sweating it out in a dingy hotel room, but you understand what it means to feel you’re at rock bottom. You know what it is to be dumb and wild and free. You know what it is to desperately, desperately, survive a year that hasn’t gone the way you hoped. In John’s quirky  new songs about wrestling from Beat the Champ there are classic themes about underdogs and alienation, themes that you don’t need to wear a mask to understand. The Mountain Goats built their fervent fan base not on the strength of riffs but on words. Listening to Darnielle’s stories, feeling the emotions he projects, his heart becomes your heart; his trials, yours.

The Mountain Goats played NYC shows on this tour both at Webster Hall and two nights at City Winery, in lieu of a single large show at Terminal 5 or a similar venue. For that, we can be grateful, as City Winery — where as John said, he could actually see the back of the venue from the stage — vibed perfectly with what he wanted. For this tour, the regular trio of Darnielle, Jon Wurster and Peter Hughes is joined by the NC-based journeyman and Swiss army knife of a musician Matt Douglas, who has now appeared on this site with three different bands, if you count his solo show. The addition of Douglas on sax, guitar, horns and keys adds welcome texture and complexity to the full-band numbers, and takes some pressure off of Darnielle, whose massive catalog is always a challenge on tour. The intimate room amplified the songs’ emotional heft; it was a joy to see the rather well-heeled crowd of (probably) former nerds, geeks and rejects sing along to one of Darnielle’s most approachable verses:

people were mean to you
but i always thought you were cool
clicking down the concrete hallways
in your spiked heels
back in high school

That’s Darnielle’s magic, distilled: A song about a single person that many of us could see in ourselves, even if what made us different had nothing to do with spiked heels. If proof were ever needed of the value of being yourself, Darnielle and his slow-burning but runaway success would be the best of it. That he has created an entire community of people who feel the same way is his gift to all of us. Happiness isn’t conformity, or cowing to others’ idea of who you ought to be. It’s doing every stupid thing that makes you feel alive, and the joy you feel at coming out on the other side, still breathing. Long live The Mountain Goats.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK41 supercardiod microphones in a position forward of the board, along with a stereo feed of The Mountain Goats’ engineer Brandon Eggleston’s excellent house mix. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

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

Stream the entire set:

The Mountain Goats
2015-04-11
City Winery
New York, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK41 (FOB, ROC, PAS)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard (engineer: Brandon Eggleston)>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, adjust levels, fades, downsample)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, exciter, imaging)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:33:56]
01 [intro]
02 Get Lonely
03 The Ballad of Bull Ramos
04 Love Love Love
05 [banter1]
06 Palmcorder Yajna
07 Animal Mask
08 [banter2]
09 Luna
10 Deuteronomy 2:10
11 [banter3]
12 Beyond the Mysterious Beyond
13 Raja Vocative
14 Woke Up New
15 Steal Smoked Fish
16 Never Quite Free
17 Song for Dennis Brown
18 Stabbed to Death Outside of San Juan
19 Foreign Object
20 This Year
21 The Legend of Chavo Guerrero
22 [encore break]
23 You Were Cool
24 Southwestern Territory
25 Amy aka Spent Gladiator 1
26 [encore break 2]/piano jam
27 No Children

Band:
John Darnielle – Vocals, guitar, keys
Matt Douglas – saxophone, guitar, keys, horns
Peter Hughes – Bass
Jon Wurster – Drums

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT The Mountain Goats, visit their website, and buy their records from their online store.

List of All Available NYCTaper Recordings – 2013 Posts

April 11, 2015
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A few months ago, we compiled the list of 2014 Recordings, and here is the previous year. This is a rejuvenation of the lists we used to do in the early days of the site. 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 2014 Recordings Listed [HERE]

Alphabetical List of All Available Recordings at NYCTAPER.COM
(Click on Title for location):
Posted in 2013 (207 recordings):

65daysofstatic: November 24, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Acid Mothers Temple: April 19, 2013 Mercury Lounge
ACME String Quartet: March 20, 2013 Society for Ethical Culture
Akron/Family: April 24, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Alex Bleeker & The Freaks: July 27, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Alexandra Stewart: March 15, 2013 Glasslands
Amanda Palmer: May 25, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Amanda Palmer: August 9, 2013 Damrosch Park Lincoln Center
Amazing: January 25, 2013 Mercury Lounge
And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead: July 23, 2013 Maxwell’s
Antlers: June 12, 2013 Le Poisson Rouge
Arbouretum: February 15, 2013 Cameo Gallery
Beach Fossils: February 23, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Beach Fossils: November 22, 2013 285 Kent
Bent Shapes: August 25, 2013 South Street Seaport
Bill Evans Soulgrass: June 8, 2013 Mountain Jam
Birds of Maya: September 7, 2013 Paradise of Bachelors/WXYC Show, Hopscotch Fest
Black Crowes: April 6, 2013 Terminal 5
Black Crowes: October 19, 2013 The Capitol Theatre
Black Crowes: October 26, 2013 Terminal 5
Black Twig Pickers: September 7, 2013 Paradise of Bachelors/WXYC Show, Hopscotch Fest
Bleeding Rainbow: February 12, 2013 Glasslands
Blind Shake: October 27, 2013 285 Kent
Blouse: August 31, 2013 Captured Tracks CT5
Brian Settles & Central Union: January 16, 2013 Barbès
Brooklyn What: April 21, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Built To Spill: November 7, 2013 Irving Plaza
Caged Animals: October 17, 2013 NYCTaper CMJ Cake Shop
Camper Van Beethoven: January 19, 2013 Stage 48
Caspian: November 24, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Cass McCombs: December 12, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Caveman: April 10, 2013 Webster Hall
Chelsea Light Moving: March 2, 2013 Maxwell’s
Chris Forsyth & Solar Motel Band: September 7, 2013 Paradise of Bachelors/WXYC Day, Hopscotch
Chuck Johnson: May 26, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Cian Nugent: September 7, 2013 Hopscotch Fest, Fletcher Opera Theater
Complete Last Waltz: November 27, 2013 Capitol Theatre Port Chester NY
Cracker: January 19, 2013 Stage 48
D. Charles Speer & the Helix: May 25, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Daniel Bachman: September 6, 2013 Hopscotch Fest, Long View Center (Raleigh, NC)
Daniel Bachman: December 12, 2013 Union Pool
Dead Milkmen: April 21, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Dead Stars: September 28, 2013 Glasslands
Deafheaven: February 22, 2013 Saint Vitus
Deafheaven: July 2, 2013 Saint Vitus
Deer Tick: June 7, 2013 Mountain Jam IX
Deervana: September 13, 2013 Brooklyn Bowl
Desert Heat: September 6, 2013 Three Lobed/WXDU Day Show, Kings
Deslondes: November 4, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Diane Cluck: February 5, 2013 Joe’s Pub
Disappears: April 25, 2013 Knitting Factory
Dismemberment Plan: October 18, 2013 Terminal 5
Doe Paoro: May 14, 2013 Glasslands
Drive By Truckers: March 15, 2013 Capitol Theatre Port Chester NY
Drug Yacht: September 7, 2013 Hopscotch Fest, Slim’s
Dump: October 4, 2013 Glasslands
Eagulls: October 16, 2013 Glasslands
Echo Friendly: October 17, 2013 NYCTaper CMJ Cake Shop
Eidetic Seeing: November 27, 2012 Union Pool
Eidolons: June 30, 2013 Cameo Gallery
Elizabeth and the Catapult: September 22, 2013 Backyard Brunch Sessions
Field Mouse: October 26, 2013 Backyard Brunch Sessions
Firehorse: October 17, 2013 PledgeMusic CMJ Show, McKittrick Hotel
Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls: March 4, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
French Films: June 4, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Friend Roulette: April 5, 2013 Bushwick Starr
Futurebirds: May 31, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Futurebirds: June 7, 2013 Mountain Jam IX
Gary Clark Jr.: June 8, 2013 Mountain Jam IX
Goat: April 23, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Govt Mule: June 8, 2013 Mountain Jam
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals: February 23, 2013 Capitol Theatre Port Chester
Grandchildren: May 15, 2013 Glasslands
Gross Ghost: September 6, 2013 Hopscotch Fest Main Stage – FLAC/MP3/Streaming
Habit: March 26, 2013 Knitting Factory
Hans Chew: February 15, 2013 Cameo Gallery
High Aura’d: September 6, 2013 Hopscotch Fest, Long View Center – FLAC/MP3/Streaming
Hilly Eye: February 8, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Hiss Golden Messenger: August 17, 2013 Glasslands
Holly Miranda: June 2, 2013 Glasslands
Holy Wave: April 23, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Hooded Fang: June 4, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Hospitality: January 10, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Hurray For The Riff Raff: August 1, 2013 Knitting Factory
Hurray For The Riff Raff: November 4, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Infamous Stringdusters: December 27, 2012 Bowery Ballroom
Iron and Wine: May 19, 2013 Capitol Theatre Portchester
J Fernandez: October 17, 2013 NYCTaper CMJ at Cake Shop
Jeffrey Lewis: February 8, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead: January 26, 2013 Brooklyn Bowl
John Vanderslice: November 5, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Jon Langford: July 9, 2013 Maxwell’s
Julia Weldon: May 29, 2013 Rock Shop
Julia Weldon: July 19, 2013 Knitting Factory
Julia Weldon: October 17, 2013 NYCTaper CMJ at Cake Shop
Kevin Devine: November 22, 2013 Webster Hall
Kung Fu: February 21, 2013 Highline Ballroom
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper: May 11, 2013 Glasslands
Lake Street Dive: December 27, 2012 Bowery Ballroom
Laura Stevenson: February 8, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Lawsuits: October 26, 2013 Backyard Brunch Sessions
Lee Ranaldo: July 30, 2013 Maxwell’s
Lemuria: February 8, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Lonnie Holley: September 7, 2013 Paradise of Bachelors Show, Stephenson Theatre Raleigh NC
Love Language: August 1, 2013 Glasslands
Low: March 20, 2013 Society For Ethical Culture
Low: June 19, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Low: June 22, 2013 Solid Sound Festival
Lucius: April 10, 2013 Webster Hall
Lumineers: June 8, 2013 Mountain Jam IX
Mac DeMarco: February 1, 2013 Webster Hall
Mac DeMarco: August 31, 2013 Captured Tracks CT5
Marnie Stern: September 5, 2013 Hopscotch Fest – Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC
Math the Band: January 4, 2013 Glasslands
Meat Puppets: April 4, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Men: March 7, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
METZ: April 17, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Mikal Cronin: September 6, 2013 Hopscotch Fest – Pour House, Raleigh, NC
Mike Doughty: June 19, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Mike Doughty: July 31, 2013 City Winery
Mike Doughty: November 22, 2013 9:30 Club DC
Mike Doughty: November 23, 2013 Webster Hall
Minks: August 31, 2013 Captured Tracks CT5 Festival
Miracle of 86: June 14, 2013 Maxwells
Mission of Burma: January 18, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Mission of Burma: July 28, 2013 Maxwell’s (Early Show)
Mission Of Burma: July 28, 2013 Maxwells (Late Show)
Modern Merchant: September 22, 2013 Backyard Brunch Sessions
Moondoggies: October 17, 2013 NYCTaper CMJ Cake Shop
Mountain Goats: June 5, 2013 Maxwells
My Brightest Diamond: January 23, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Night Beats: May 8, 2013 Glasslands
Night Marchers: March 2, 2013 Glasslands
Noah and the MegaFauna: June 24, 2012 Joe’s Pub
Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub): December 15, 2012 Maxwell’s
Notekillers: November 5, 2013 Trans Pecos
North Mississippi Allstars: September 11, 2013 Irving Plaza
Numbers Band (15.60.75): December 6, 2013 Bowery Electric
Old 97s: March 15, 2013 Capitol Theatre Port Chester
Old 97s: June 27, 2013 Brooklyn Bowl
Oneida: October 4, 2013 Glasslands
Ovlov: October 15, 2013 Oh My Rockness CMJ Show, Cameo Gallery
Parkington Sisters: October 10, 2013 Joe’s Pub
Parquet Courts: March 7, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Paul Damian Hogan the Third: April 5, 2013 The Bushwick Starr
Phil and Friends: June 9, 2013 Mountain Jam IX
Porcelain Raft: June 28, 2013 Glasslands
Pop. 1280: August 16, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Promised Land Sound: September 7, 2013 Paradise of Bachelors/WXYC Show, Hopscotch Fest
PUP: October 15, 2013 Oh My Rockness CMJ Show, Cameo Gallery
Purling Hiss: April 4, 2013 285 Kent
Rathborne: May 14, 2013 Glasslands
Retribution Gospel Choir: February 12, 2013 Knitting Factory
Sannhet: February 22, 2013 Saint Vitus
Sebadoh: November 1, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
She Keeps Bees: December 15, 2012 Cameo Gallery
She Keeps Bees: August 29, 2013 Glasslands
Sheiks: October 24, 2013 Cake Shop
Shellshag: February 9, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Ski Lodge: August 20, 2013 Glasslands
Sky Picnic: March 28, 2013 Union Pool
Soft Moon: January 8, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Son Lux: November 4, 2013 Joe’s Pub (Late Show)
Soulive: March 12, 2013 Brooklyn Bowl (Bowlive IV, Night 4)
Spacin': April 4, 2013 285 Kent
Spacin': September 6, 2013 Hopscotch Fest – King’s
Spacin': September 7, 2013 Hopscotch – Paradise of Bachelors Show
Speedy Ortiz: September 6, 2013 Hopscotch Fest, Kennedy Theater (Raleigh, NC)
Stars: March 08, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Stars: March 09, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Stormshadow: February 9, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Suburbs: September 27, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Superchunk: September 27, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Superchunk: September 28, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Swearin: April 20, 2013 Maxwell’s
Thee Oh Sees: October 27, 2013 285 Kent
Thee Oh Sees: October 29, 2013 Irving Plaza
Thermals: March 9, 2013 Maxwell’s
These Animals: December 6, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Titus Andronicus: December 14, 2012 Maxwell’s
Tom Carter: May 25, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Tom Carter: September 6, 2013 Three Lobed/WXDU Show, King’s – Hopscotch Fest
Torres: September 25, 2013 Glasslands
Trapper Schoepp and The Shades: June 27, 2013 Brooklyn Bowl
Trey Anastasio Band: January 24, 2013 Capitol Theatre Port Chester
Ty Segall: February 1, 2013 Webster Hall
Ty Segall: August 30, 2013 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming
Ultimate Vag (feat. Gibby Haynes/Don Fleming): November 27, 2012 Union Pool
Ume: July 23, 2013 Maxwell’s
VietNam: May 18, 2013 Glasslands
Villages: September 6, 2013 Hopscotch Fest, Kennedy Theater (Raleigh, NC)
Walking Shapes: May 15, 2013 Glasslands
Waxahatchee: February 8, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Waxahatchee: September 6, 2013 Kennedy Theatre, Hopscotch Fest
White Fence: September 18, 2013 Glasslands
Widespread Panic: June 7, 2013 Mountain Jam IX
Wilco: June 21, 2013 Solid Sound Festival
Wilco: June 22, 2013 Solid Sound Festival
Wood Brothers: March 1, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Woods: July 27, 2013 Bowery Ballroom
Woodsman: January 25, 2013 Mercury Lounge
Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby: December 1, 2012 Maxwell’s
Yo La Tengo: June 15, 2013 Maxwell’s
Yo La Tengo: June 22, 2013 Solid Sound Festival
Yo La Tengo: December 13, 2013 Bell House
Yo La Tengo: December 14, 2013 Bell House
Yo La Tengo: December 15, 2013 Bell House
Yo La Tengo: December 16, 2013 Bell House
Zachary Cale: September 27, 2013 Union Pool
Zoned Out: March 28, 2013 Union Pool

Beech Creeps: April 4, 2015 Union Pool – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

April 10, 2015
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Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk

[Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk]

If you see Beech Creeps creeping your way, don’t be alarmed. Despite the name, they share little in common with the other beach-themed bands out there. No, Beech Creeps are more akin to the Stooges’ seedy glam-rock and the Scientists’ swampy proto-grunge than any chillwave analog synth project. Veterans of some highly-regarded Brooklyn noise acts, these guys travel under the assumed identities of PP Coolata, formerly of Ex Models and Knyfe Hyts; Yuka Mofongo, formerly of Pterodactyl; and Ron Llave, formerly of People Get Ready and Yeasayer. Their debut self-titled record came out just last month on Monofonus Press, but they’ve been playing out consistently around Brooklyn since 2013. Their Union Pool set brings the heaviness with an air of confidence that belies the relatively short period the band has been together. Six out of the seven tracks off their record are represented here but it took only a couple to convert the packed crowd into true believers. If the eerie “Everybody Loves the Beach” giving way to the full-on guitar crunch of “Teenage Boogie” doesn’t do it, you’ll no doubt join the ranks of the converted after hearing standouts “Son of Sud” and “Arm of the T Rex,” both of which spotlight the full range of the ’Creeps. You may feel a little dirty afterwards—just rinse off the sand and you’ll be fine.

I recorded this set with the mics clamped to the balcony, along with a board feed from Union Pool FOH Leah. The sound is outstanding. Enjoy!

Beech Creeps will be playing a free show on April 24 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with the legendary Moss Icon. Be sure not to miss it!

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Beech Creeps
2015-04-04
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

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Recorded and produced by Eric PH

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

Tracks [30:23]
01. Everybody Loves the Beach
02. Teenage Boogie
03. Times B Short
04. Son of Sud
05. Arm of the T Rex
06. Long Walk Home

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