King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: October 13 and 26, 2014 Baby’s All Right – Flac/MP3/Streaming

November 18, 2014
By

KGLW Babys Yuki
[photo courtesy of Yuki Matsumura]

Australia’s neo-psych phenoms King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard were here in New York during the Summer and made a bit of a splash. We saw them open for Thee Oh Sees at McCarren Park and could definitely see their talents, but conditions (crazy wind, early set time) didn’t allow us to see the band’s full potential. Baby’s All Right gave King Gizzard a multi-show residency back in June, so when the band returned to NYC for much of October it was perhaps fitting that we should capture them at their homebase away from home. Baby’s offers Gizz what they need to thrive — the right sized room, an adoring audience and a welcoming vibe. And thrive they did. The band played multiple shows at Baby’s including several CMJ shows. We were fortunate to capture the first of those October shows, and the last. On October 13, The King Gizzard set was truly what I had hoped to see when I saw the band’s potential back in June. This was a full-on psych-rock assault with dual-lead guitars, dual-drummers and all manner of non-traditional instruments (flute!). The new King Gizzard album I’m In Your Mind Fuzz came out at the end of the month, but two weeks early we got nearly the whole thing, beginning with the tremendous five-song segue that opens the album to also start the show. That mini-set literally never let up in its astounding energy. When the band finally came up for air a good twenty minutes into the set, you could almost hear an exhale from the crowd and feel a collective realization that this band had truly arrived — lots of mouthed wows and head shakes. Gizz was on and the room was electric. The remainder of the set was equally outstanding, including the end of the show which featured two extended jam sessions and finished with the band’s epic “Head On/Pill”.

At the end of the CMJ week, the appropriately named annual “CMJ Hangover Brunch” hosted by Panache Booking featured a completely different King Gizzard set from earlier in the month. This event was conceived as a quieter, more mellow experience and the Gizz played off that idea. The pared down version of the band displayed their talents at singing/songwriting and it was no less compelling than the psych-out aspect of the band. The October 26 set featured only two songs from the new album, the aptly named “Slow Jam” songs. After the set we had a nice chat with band leader Stu MacKenzie, an intelligent and thoughtful guy whose personality is well captured in this excellent piece in Interview Magazine.

King Gizzard is back in Australia and not likely to tour the US again until the Summer of 2015, but those shows will be events not to miss.

I also recorded the crazy Halloween show and that will be on the site within the next few weeks.

Both of these shows were recorded and mixed in the exact same manner by Baby’s FOH Devin. We blended the room mics with his excellent multitrack mix and the sound quality of each is superb, truly capturing the completely different feel of each of the sets. Enjoy!

Stream “I’m In Your Mind” from October 13 show:

Stream “Sleepwalker” from October 26 show:

Download of Complete Shows
Oct 13 Show [MP3] / [FLAC]
Oct 26 Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
2014-10-13
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 48:56]
01 I’m In Your Mind
02 I’m Not In Your Mind
03 Cellophane
04 I’m In Your Mind Fuzz
05 Empty
06 Hot Water
07 Slow Jam 1
08 Am I In Heaven
09 Head On Pill

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
2014-10-26
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 28:49]
01 Slow Jam 1
02 Stressin’
03 Her And I (Slow Jam 2)
04 It’s Got Old
05 Vegemite
06 Sleepwalker
07 [banter]
08 God Is Calling Me Back Home
09 [happy birthday]

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].

Gizz Keim
[photo courtesy of Dean Keim]

Palehound: October 23, 2014 NYCTaper Unofficial CMJ Day Party, Cake Shop – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Full Set

November 17, 2014
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[photos by acidjack]

Generally, when I see a review of a band posted on this website that I wasn’t aware of, I take notice. So it went with the recording of Palehound at the now-in-the-history-books Death By Audio earlier this year. Then there was the memorable opening line, which pointed out that the band’s Hell Bent EP was written by a college freshman and half the band can’t legally buy beer. And thus, a shoo-in for an invite to our annual unofficial CMJ Day Party at Cake Shop was born.

As we noted then, the band continues to work on new material, and this show already served up several strong new numbers that weren’t in that set back in May. The band came out swinging with “Drooler”, followed by several new numbers from the band’s forthcoming album. Frontwoman Ellen Kempner and her full band continue to gel well, and if the new songs are any indication, this much-buzzed-about band should continue to enjoy the fan love for their newest work. While the band only had six songs to work with, they made the most of them, closing out with one of our favorites, “Pet Carrot”. Oddly enough, Kempner originally thought of the song as a reject, but crowds disagreed. We’re glad they did!

I recorded this set in the same manner as our other recordings from this day, with Schoeps MK4V microphones up front and a soundboard feed from house engineer Clint. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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

Stream the complete show:

Palehound
2014-10-23
NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
Cake Shop
New York, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK4V (stage lip)>KC5>CMC6 + Soundboard (engineer: Clint)>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, compression, fades)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ, exciter)>Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Drooler
02 Selfish Molly
03 Cushioned Caging
04 Cinnamon
05 I Get Clean
06 Pet Carrot

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Cass McCombs: November 1 and October 31, 2014 – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

November 16, 2014
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[photos by acidjack]

On night two of the Cass McCombs / Meat Puppets stand at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade, the order was switched, with McCombs the “headliner” playing the longer set. Since his breakout moment a few years ago, McCombs has shifted direction a bit, turning his sound toward the jammier side of things with an expanded band. We pointed this out last year when McCombs first brought his material from Big Wheel and Others to the stage at Bowery Ballroom. This time, Cass had a new band in tow but a similar attitude, letting songs proceed at a languid pace that gave the band time to grow into the tunes. In that sense, the two shows offer a bit of a contrast, as the Halloween show finds the band self-editing a bit to make the time requirements, while the November 1st show gives you a full-on jamfest, including a very extended version of “County Line” from 2011’s breakout Wit’s End as an encore. Once again it was arguably the Halloween show that once again took the cake, as the reduced set time both focused Cass’ energies and also yielded a unique cover of Metallica’s “The Unforgiven”. Whatever your Cass preferences, this twofer tour with the Meat Puppets is a can’t miss. The bands are finishing up this year on the West Coast, with the tour dates here.

Each of these sets were recorded in the same manner as Eric PH’s and my respective sets from Halloween. The November 1st set was recorded with Schoeps MK41 microphones and a soundboard feed from Kyle of Rough Trade, while the Halloween show is Audio Technica 3031 microphones and Kyle’s feed. Both are excellent. Enjoy!

Download acidjack’s 11/1 show: [MP3] | [FLAC]

Download Eric’s 10/31 show: [MP3] | [FLAC]

Stream “The Unforgiven” [Metallica] from 10/31:

Stream the full 11/1 show:

Cass McCombs
2014-11-01
Rough Trade NYC
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Soundboard (engineer: Kyle) + Schoeps MK41 (at SBD, DINa)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, compression, fades, align)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.5 (track, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [total time: 1:35:42]
01 Big Wheel
02 Morning Star
03 A
04 Home On the Range
05 Angel Blood
06 Brighter!
07 Buried Alive
08 Lionkiller
09 [banter]
10 Multiple Suns
11 Everything Has to Be Just So
12 The Same Thing
13 Not the Way
14 [encore break]
15 County Line
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Cass McCombs
October 31, 2014
Rough Trade NYC
Brooklyn, NY

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

Audio Technica 3031 + Soundboard > Roland R-26 > 2x24bit/48kHz WAV > Audacity 2.0.5 (set fades, mixdown, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (level 8)

01. That’s That
02. Equinox
03. Big Wheel
04. Sooner Cheat Death Than Fool Love
05. Aeon of Aquarius Blues
06. Brighter!
07. Robin Egg Blue
08. Dreams Come True Girl
09. [Instrumental]
10. Love Thine Enemy
11. Name Written in Water
12. City of Brotherly Love
13. The Unforgiven [Metallica]

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, PLEASE SUPPORT Cass McCombs, visit his website, and purchase Big Wheel And Others from the Domino Records website [HERE].

Juan Wauters: October 26, 2014 Panache CMJ Baby’s All Right – Flac/MP3/Streaming

November 15, 2014
By

Wauters Babys Keim
[photo by Dean Keim]

I will admit that I just never got the Beets. Back last decade, in an era when every band’s vocals were steeped in reverb and instruments were as “garage” as possible, the Beets took it to the extreme, creating a muddy and harsh sound that some found inspired but that I believed was over the top. I’ll also admit to mailing in the post for my one Beets recording that ended up on the site six years ago. But who knew that buried underneath all of those exaggerated garage effects was an extraordinarily talented singer and songwriter. Juan Wauters solo career has been a revelation thus far. My best comparison would be to a modern day Jonathan Richman — if JoJo was Uruguayan and from Queens. Juan has an ease about his performing style and like Richman, straddles the fine line between sincerity and humor, often keeping it so close to the vest that you’re not entirely sure whether he’s putting you on, or telling you something that you need to hear, or even both. Last year, his debut album on Captured Tracks N.A.P. (North American Poetry) was a collection of home recordings made over a two year period and seems to have just scratched the surface of his talents. We’ve seen Juan Wauters twice in the last month, including this set as part of the outstanding Panache Booking’s “CMJ Hangover Brunch”, where Juan played as a duo in a makeshift “stage” in front of the outer room bar at Baby’s All Right. While the setlist did include four songs from NAP, it also included five terrific new numbers including our favorites “I’m All Wrong” and “Let the Mystery Be There” (streaming below). The quality of the new material bodes very well for Juan’s next release which we expect will be soon, since he just released a video for a new song “Nena”. Juan Wauters will be touring Europe for much of November and December, dates here.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards on-stage and mixed with a feed from the PA used to power the vocals and Juan’s acoustic guitar. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Let The Mystery Be There”:

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Juan Wauters
2014-10-26
Baby’s All Right
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
On Stage + PA Raw Feed

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

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 22:22]
01 Goo
02 I’m All Wrong
03 She Might Get Shot
04 Sanity or Not
05 En Mi
06 Lost in Soup
07 Woke Up Feeling Like Sleeping
08 Let the Mystery Be There
09 Dos

If you download this recording from NYCTaper PLEASE SUPPORT Juan Wauters, visit his website, and purchase North American Poetry from the Captured Tracks Records website [HERE].

Stars: November 10, 2014 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Flac/MP3/Streaming

November 14, 2014
By

November 10, 2014[photos courtesy of Jill Harrison and For the Love of Brooklyn]

This past Monday night, the Stars began their tour in support of new album No One Is Lost and made their third stop in Brooklyn at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. After a fantastic opening set from fellow Canadian band Hey Rosetta!, the Stars took the stage to the sweet, lonely lilt of Judy Garland and promptly kicked off the party with the first single from their new album, “From The Night.” The sold-out crowd apparently read an album review or three and figured a dance party might happen, so when the retro disco beat kicked in and singers Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan hit the chorus, it felt like the weekend was back in full force.

Much of the press about the new album has focused on how the band is making more dance tunes — and yes, Millan did collaborate on a recent track with EDM DJ Porter Robinson. But the real story seems to be that the cute, ironic fatalism that was present in the younger band’s work has evolved; the cabaret has shuttered because the stakes are too high. In fact, during the recording of No One Is Lost, the band’s long-time tour manager, Eoin O’Leary, was diagnosed with cancer. So if the Stars are guilty as charged of making a big fat dance album, so be it; O’Leary is now in recovery, and there is cause to celebrate.

On Monday, while there was certainly plenty of dancing, there was also a huge variety. Slow burners, disco tracks, and the good old-fashioned pop songs the Stars are known for — they made sure the setlist had something in it for everyone. The lineup was a mix of brand new songs and deep cuts dating all the way back to their debut album, Nightsongs. One of, if not the very highest points of the night was a reworked version of “Going, Going, Gone,” which Emily Haines of Metric sang with the band back in 2001. While the original version is earnest, spare and stripped down, the new version they performed Monday night featured melancholy synths, a minimalist backbeat, and heartbreakingly beautiful vocals. The new version felt more like a downtempo afterhours clubby version of the Stars — in the best of ways.

Other highlights included 2012’s “Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It,” a sing-along for crowd favorite “Elevator Love Letter,” and a raucous new song called “Trap Door” that would make Ric Ocasek proud. The band closed out the main set with the new album’s title track, and all the arms in the venue went up in unison at the refrain: “Put your hands up because everybody dies!”

I recorded Stars using a pairs of Schoeps hypercardiod microphones and a soundboard feed graciously provided by the band and house engineers. They did an outstanding job and the sound quality is excellent. We hope you enjoy!

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Stars
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY
2014-11-10

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

Source: Soundboard (Engineer: Marty) + Schoeps MK41 > KCY > Naiant PFA > Sound Devices 744T @ 24 bit / 48 kHz

01. Intro
02. From the Night
03. Ageless Beauty
04. We Don’t Want Your Body
05. Turn it Up
06. Backlines
07. You Keep Coming Up
08. The Ghost of Genova Heights
09. This is the Last Time
10. Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It
11. Look Away
12. Dead Hearts
13. Going, Going, Gone
14. Trap Door
15. One More Night
16. Elevator Love Letter
17. Take Me to the Riot
18. Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
19. Are You OK?
20. No One Is Lost
21. (Encore Call)
22. No Better Place
23. What Is to Be Done

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Stars, visit their website, and purchase any of their CDs or Vinyls from their online store [HERE].

Lucero: November 4, 2014 Bowery Ballroom – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Songs

November 13, 2014
By

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[Photos courtesy of Michael DiGiovanni Photography]

For even the best of bands, there are times during their careers when they want to mix things up a bit to keep it interesting. Not only for their fans but for themselves. For more than 15 years, Lucero has never been afraid to work hard, get on the road less traveled and take some chances. On their current jaunt, billed as the “By The Seat of Our Pants Tour“, the alternative country rock/punk group from Memphis are experimenting by playing a few-nights stands in several cities (New York, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco), opening with acoustic sets and finishing the evenings with electric sets. With three nights here in New York alone, that makes for a lot of stage time and a lot of music. In addition to a number of songs that are regular staples in Lucero shows, it was thrilling to catch a few that we hadn’t heard in awhile and others that we’ve never heard them play live at all. Ever wanting to please, the guys dug out a sprinkling of deep and rare cuts going all the way back to their first self-released disc, ‘The Attic Tapes‘. What’s been most impressive is how well some of these pieces, already great, translate into something beautiful when stripped down and arranged acoustically. Of course, flying by the seat of your pants does include some hazards; among them, a few false starts and some indecision when fielding song requests from the crowd. But that’s just par for the course and part of the risk one takes when walking out on a tightrope without a net. When you have such an entertaining group of musicians like Lucero onstage, drawing from such a deep reservoir of tracks, you don’t really seem to mind when something doesn’t go quite as planned. And not knowing exactly what’s coming next makes it enthralling.

Set up in our regular spot in the balcony at Bowery Ballroom, the venue sound was top notch as usual. Aside from some chatter during the quieter songs, our recording is excellent. We hope you like what you hear as much as we did. Enjoy!

Stream “Wandering Star”: 

Stream “San Francisco”: 

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Lucero
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY, USA

Source: AUD > Milab VM-44 Links > Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
Lineage: R-44 > PC > Adobe Audition (mixdown, downsample, dither, tracking) > WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz) > TLH (check/fix SBEs, FLAC conversion) > FLAC ( level 8 )
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

1st SET:
[Total time: 59:38]
01. [1st set intro]
02. Into Your Eyes
03. That Much Further West
04. Wandering Star
05. [banter 1]
06. When You Decided to Leave
07. Across the River
08. [banter 2]
09. Hello Sadness
10. Better Than This
11. Last Night in Town
12. In Lonesome Times
13. The Last Song
14. 100 Miles on the Other Side of Lonesome
15. Ain’t So Lonely [false start]
16. Ain’t So Lonely
17. Hate and Jealousy
18. The Last Pale Light in the West
19. Toadvine

2nd SET:
[Total time: 1:31:42]
20. [2nd set intro]
21. What Else Would You Have Me Be?
22. Nights Like These
23. Downtown (intro)
24. On My Way Downtown
25. I’ll Just Fall
26. Women & Work
27. Raising Hell
28. Texas & Tennessee
29. Nineteen Seventy-Nine
30. San Francisco
31. Here at the Starlite
32. Mom
33. [banter 3]
34. The War
35. [banter 4]
36. All Sewn Up
37. [banter 5]
38. Sixes and Sevens [false start]
39. Sixes and Sevens
40. [banter 6]
41. She’s Just That Kind of Girl
42. Tears Don’t Matter Much
43. Fistful of Tears
44. [banter 7]
45. Sweet Little Thing

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