Spacin’: May 28, 2016 Union Pool

June 15, 2016
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As you can tell, we’re big fans of Philadelphia’s Spacin’, the minimalist garage-psych mind-meld of Jason and Eva Killinger. Back in April, we booked the band at Trans-Pecos, where they dug out some tunes from their latest record, Total Freedom, which came out on Richie Records earlier this year. A few weeks later, Spacin’ was back in town to open the Philly-centric Heron Oblivion/Chris Forsyth show at Union Pool to complete that stellar bill. Opening up with their take on MC5’s “American Ruse,” the band follows with “Over Uneasy” and “Titchy” off Total Freedom, and then “Empty Mind,” the leadoff track from Deep Thuds. The band have some upcoming tour dates in the Southeast in July—check here for all dates.

I recorded this set from our usual location in the venue, with a board feed from FOH Leah. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

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Spacin’
2016-05-28
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

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

Soundboard (engineer: Leah) + AKG C480B/CK63 (PAS) > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, compression, mixdown, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [33:00]
01. American Ruse [MC5]
02. Over Uneasy
03. Titchy
04. Empty Mind

Buy Total Freedom via Richie Records
• • Connect with the band on Bandcamp, at their Website, and on Facebook and Twitter

Spray Paint: June 10, 2016 Union Pool (Monofonus Press Northside Showcase)

June 13, 2016
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[Photos By Rocketman]

You knew it had to be Northside Festival because the G was barely running… But that didn’t stop us from trekking up to Williamsburg for the excellent and right-up-our-alley Monofonus Press showcase with Spray Paint, Beech Creeps, Running, Matchess, and the Kid Millions/Jim Sauter duo. You know we’re fans, so I’ll spare you my fawning, but also know that Spray Paint have a new record out on Goner Records, Feel the Clamps, which came out June 3, and it’s awesome as usual. The band showed up prepared with a lot of killer new material from that album we hadn’t heard yet like “Styrofoam Garbage,” “Brat Beater,” and “Burn Barrel, ” alongside some (slightly) older gems like “Polar Beer,” “Middle Relief,” and “Rest Versus Rust.” This show wrapped up the band’s tour, but be sure to keep an eye out for some West Coast 2016 dates to be announced soon.

I recorded this set from our usual location in Union Pool with a board feed from FOH Robert. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

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Spray Paint
2016-06-10
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

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

Soundboard (engineer: Robert) + AKG C480B/CK63 (PAS) > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, compression, mixdown, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [28:59]
01. Polar Beer
02. Cussin’
03. Styrofoam Garbage
04. Middle Relief
05. Bad Times
06. Signal Master
07. Brat Beater
08. ATXHC (Dangly Earring)
09. Rest Versus Rust
10. Feel the Clamps
11. Burn Barrel

Buy Feel the Clamps on limited clear vinyl via Goner
• • Buy Dopers and other Spray Paint records from Monofonus
• • • Connect with the band at their Website, on Facebook, and on Bandcamp

Jason Isbell: June 3, 2016 Mountain Jam

June 12, 2016
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[photos by Jill from For The Love of Brooklyn]

You would have been safe to assume that his 2007 departure from Drive By Truckers would have been fatal to Jason Isbell’s career, but in the near-decade since the split Isbell’s solo work has eclipsed that of the Truckers. Indeed earlier this year Jason Isbell secured his first two Grammy Awards for his brilliant 2015 album Something More Than Free and its stand out track “24 Frames”. Isbell has also split stylistically from his Truckers material, as his solo records have steered towards traditional country and roots — a more natural fit for the artist.

At Mountain Jam this year, despite his high profile Isbell was given an early evening slot during the daylight. Although he would later appear as a superb guest during the Wilco set, Isbell’s daytime set was anything but uninspired. In fact, this was one of the best sets I’ve seen in many years at Mountain Jam. The band was tight, the music top notch and the performer wasn’t holding anything back. Isbell worked through a very representative set, including all of his hits, a few rare numbers, and he even stepped back in time to do a couple of this Truckers numbers.

Jason Isbell will be touring literally all summer in US and European Festivals, outdoor gigs and some club dates. He plays Bonarroo today. All dates HERE.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Wilco set and the sound quality is comparable. Enjoy!

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Jason Isbell
2016-06-03
Mountain Jam
Hunter NY

Digital Master Recording
FOB Audience

Neumann TLM 102s > Sound Devices 744t > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:15:42]
01 Stockholm
02 Go It Alone
03 Something More Than Free
04 Twenty Four Frames
05 The Life You Chose
06 Traveling Alone
07 Decoration Day
08 Alabama Pines
09 Codeine
10 Cover Me Up
11 If It Takes a Lifetime
12 Flying Over Water
13 Never Gonna Change
14 [band introductions]
15 Children of Children

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NYCTaper Upcoming Schedule: Summer/Fall 2016

June 10, 2016
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Its been a couple of months since we last posted a schedule, so here is the latest.

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:

Dungen / Purling Hiss:
June 17, 2016 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Mutual Benefit:
June 22, 2016 Mercury Lounge NYC

Kevin Morby:
June 22, 2016 Rough Trade BK

So So Glos:
June 25, 2016 Market Hotel BK

Dave Harrington’s Merry Pranksters:
June 25, 2016 Rough Trade BK

PUP:
June 25, 2016 Music Hall of Williamsburg

Bill Callahan:
June 26, 2016 Baby’s All Right BK (permission pending)

Barbara Manning:
July 3, 2016 Union Hall BK

Oneida / Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band:
July 9, 2016 Knitting Factory BK

Wussy:
July 10, 2016 Bowery Ballroom NYC

The Coathangers:
July 12, 2016 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Psalm Zero:
July 16, 2016 Trans-Pecos Queens

Drive Like Jehu:
August 11, 2016 Bell House BK (permission pending)

Matt Valentine:
August 14, 2016 Union Pool BK

Built To Spill:
September 16, 2016 Irving Plaza NYC

Luna:
October 2 and 3, 2016 Rough Trade BK

Sloan:
October 17, 2016 Bowery Ballroom NYC

The Bongos:
October 21, 2016 Mexicali Live, Teaneck NJ (permission pending)

Cass McCombs:
October 28, 2016 Music Hall of Williamsburg BK

Ryley Walker:
November 3, 2016 Market Hotel BK

Thee Oh Sees:
November 11, 2016 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band: May 28, 2016 Union Pool

June 7, 2016
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Chris Forsyth and his Solar Motel gang just finished up a tour with the Pacific Northwest’s monsters of psych, Heron Oblivion, and the NYC area was blessed with two stops, first at Jersey City’s WFMU Monty Hall and the second at Union Pool. Naturally, we were there at Union Pool to capture their performances (including openers and fellow Philadelphians Spacin’ which we’ll have up soon). Forsyth’s set gives us a lot to chew on: an extended, exploratory rendition of “The First Ten Minutes of Cocksucker Blues” and some of his finest vocals yet on “The Rarity of Experience, Parts 1-2.” In the group’s tradition of bringing covers out on the road—we’ve previously caught a couple renditions of “The Calvary Cross” and most recently the Dead’s “Cold Rain and Snow”—this tour saw a relentless version of The Dream Syndicate’s “The Days of Wine and Roses.” Rounding things out is the ponderous “Harmonious Dance,” ending things on the quiet side before Heron Oblivion stormed the stage. Forsyth & Co. will be back in town for another superb bill with Oneida at the Knitting Factory. Buy your tickets early and often; we’ll see you there.

I recorded this set from our usual location in the venue, with a board feed from FOH Leah. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

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Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band
2016-05-28
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

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

Soundboard (engineer: Leah) + AKG C480B/CK63 (PAS) > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, compression, mixdown, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [45:32]
01. The First Ten Minutes of Cocksucker Blues
02. The Rarity of Experience, Parts 1-2
03. The Days of Wine and Roses [The Dream Syndicate]
04. Harmonious Dance

Support Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band: Website | Facebook | Buy The Rarity of Experience from No Quarter

Journalism: May 21, 2016 Trans-Pecos

June 7, 2016
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You can’t always be sure that a band that sounds good in the studio — and Journalism sounds great on their debut, Faces — will measure up live. We’re extra-excited to report that Journalism are one of those bands, and then some, and we were grateful to host them at Trans-Pecos on a recent Saturday night. Lead singer/guitarist Kegan Zema is a savvy live performer, one who works to look and act the part, and the crack band of Mike Greene (guitar), Owen Keiter (bass) and Brendan Mehan (drums) has a well-oiled and well-practiced sound. Sound-wise, I hear a little bit of Television and Ride in them, as well as some later younger bands like DIIV and Cloud Nothings. This show led off with a new song, “Passenger,” before taking us through most of Faces. The band saved their best song (so far) for last, the propulsive, engaging “Faces I,” a rather dark take on the business of rock n’ roll itself, especially coming from a young band. In this day and age I wouldn’t disagree with Zema’s cynicism, but for his sake and ours, I hope Journalism keep on finding this ride to be worth it.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK22 microphones at the stage lip, plus Schoeps MK41V supercardiod mics on the room and a stereo soundboard feed. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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Stream Faces (then buy it!):
Journalism
2016-05-21
Trans-Pecos
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK22>NBob Cables>PFA> + Soundboard + Schoeps MK41V (at SBD, ROC, PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Zoom F8>6x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, compression, tube effect)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Passenger
02 Watching & Waiting
03 Faces II
04 Time Being
05 Night of Knife
06 Denim Jesus
07 Faces I

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