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The Loom: Pianos Residency in January + Other Gigs

December 31, 2008
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The Loom / Secret Garden, part 2 from hoovesontheturf on Vimeo.

As they move on fresh from a very big 2008, The Loom begin 2009 with a series of January gigs, highlighted by three-gig residency at Pianos. The dates for the Pianos shows are January 6, January 13, and January 27. We are particularly excited about the show on the 13th, which also features Treasure — a band that so impressed us at Glasslands in November.

For all the January gig information, visit The Loom’s MySpace page.

The video embedded above was produced by the excellent Hooves on the Turf blog, and features The Loom performing “Patience for Books” inside the many rooms of Retro Fret, an old Brooklyn specialty music store — a neat conceptual video.

The Loom November 21, 2008 Cake Shop – Flac and MP3 Downloads

November 24, 2008
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[photo by Tiny Mix Tapes]

Friday night at Cake Shop saw the next step in the evolution of the excellent band The Loom — the first time we have seen them play before a packed house. When a band with tremendous musical chops, harmonies and songwriting ability begins to accumulate critical praise, as The Loom have throughout 2008, it is only a matter time before the word spreads and the crowds grow. The band responded with quite a bit of friendly banter with the crowd and a prototypical strong set. We continue to be impressed with the work of guitarist-multi-instrumentalist Mark Rogers and his seamless transition into the band. The set also saw the inclusion of several new numbers and one apparent debut performance, which should mean that the anticipated follow-up to the At Last Light EP can not be far away.

We recorded from our usual spot at Cake Shop and the sound quality is quite excellent. There was quite a lot of rambunctiousness in the crowded room, but not much ended up on the recording. This is perhaps the best of the four recordings of the Loom that have been featured on this site. The other three are [here] [here] and [here]. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

The Loom
2008-11-21
Cake Shop
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Upfront
10 Feet from the PA

DPA 4021s > Edirol UA-5 (Oade Digimod) > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack 24/96 > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge 8.0 (level adjustments, downsample 16/44) > CD Wave > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2008-11-23

Setlist:
[total time 46:22]
01 Montreal
02 All Your Famous Friends
03 In Your Doldrums
04 Song for the Winter Sun
05 Patience for Books
06 True Believers All
07 Wings
08 For All My Friends
09 Not Really Lost
10 Vampires
11 Song of Faint Praise

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Loom, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their EP At Last Light from The Loom Store [HERE] or digitally from their MySpace page.

The Loom October 8, 2008 Glasslands – Flac and MP3 Downloads and CMJ Preview

October 18, 2008
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The most rewarding aspect of operating this blog is watching the growth and success of the bands that we have profiled. In May, when The Loom impressed the heck out of us at the NYCTaper Anniversary concert, we believed it was only a matter of time before they hit. And like clockwork, this year The Loom have gathered an impressive list of credentials — a Jezebel profile, a performance at the Montreal Pop Festival, their first tour, a RCRD-LBL profile, a Hooves On The Turf profile, a full week of CMJ Shows, and of course the release of their terrific new EP At Last Light. So when The Loom accepted our invitation to appear at our CMJ show (in 5 days!) we were thrilled. The Loom will appear at the NYCTaper CMJ Showcase on Thursday October 23 at Cake Shop at 3:30pm (schedule change).

In the meantime, we had a chance to attend and capture The Loom‘s performance at Glasslands Gallery last week. As we had not seen the band since late May, we were pleasantly surprised by the seamless transition of two new members, the band’s obvious growth in their live sound, and the appearance of two new strong numbers. This capture is the same as the Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson recording, and while heavily mixed with vocals, is nevertheless a clear recording of this excellent band. Enjoy!

The Loom CMJ Schedule:
Oct 22 2008 8:00 CMJ – The Bell House
Oct 23 2008 3:30 CMJ – Cake Shop – NYCTaper Showcase
Oct 24 2008 8:00 CMJ – Original Sessions Art House

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

The Loom
2008-10-08
Glasslands Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard/Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Front of Board Neumann KM-150s > Edirol UA-5 (Oade Digimod) > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack 24/96 > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (set fades, downsample) > CD Wave 1.95 > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2008-10-18

Setlist:
[total time 40:10]
01 All Your Famous Friends
02 New Blood for Old Hearts
03 Of Vegas and Vanity
04 [banter]
05 Patience for Books
06 Wings
07 Montreal
08 Song for the Winter Sun
09 Red Devil
10 Song of Faint Praise

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Loom, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their EP At Last Light from The Loom Store [HERE] or digitally from their MySpace page.

The Loom May 29, 2008 Pianos – Flac and MP3 Downloads

June 3, 2008
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[photo courtesy of Jessi’s Blog]

The Loom are a band that can only benefit from exposure. At their midnight set at Pianos last Thursday, the late start and the time it took to set up the six-piece multi-instrumentalist band resulted in a thinned-out crowd after the Dead Confederate set. Fortunately for those who stayed for The Loom’s set, we were treated a loose but high-energy set of this band’s unique approach to americana music.

The Loom’s debut EP is due for release later this month, and they will celebrate with a CD release party:
What: The Loom’s CD Release Party
Where: Union Hall
702 Union Street Brooklyn [MAP]
When: Saturday June 21
Time: 8 p.m.

This recording is a better reflection of the full-stage sound of this superb unit than the nyctaper Anniversary concert recording we posted a couple of weeks ago. We set up at the ideal location for this venue. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

The Loom
2008-05-29
Pianos
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Front of Board
30 Feet from Stage

Neumann KM-150s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Monster XLR cables > Apogee Minime > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge 8.0 (set fades, slight level boost, resample 16/44) > CD Wave 1.95 > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
nyctaper@nyctaper.com
2008-06-03

Setlist:
[total time 44:16]
01 New Blood for Old Hearts
02 Red Devil
03 Montreal
04 Vampires
05 Of Vegas and Vanity
06 Patience for Books
07 All Your Famous Friends
08 This Savage City
09 In The Wing
10 Song for the Winter Sun
11 True Believers All

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Loom, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, and purchase the new EP when it is released.

The Loom May 11, 2008 Pianos – Flac and MP3 Downloads

May 16, 2008
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[photo credit]

Of the four bands who performed at the nyctaper Anniversary Concert last Sunday, The Loom was the band with whom we were the least familiar. To say that The Loom’s performance was a revelation would be to understate the significance of this unit. They combine musical talent, strong writing, and an abundant amount of band camaraderie into an intense amalgam of folk, americana, bluegrass and alt-country. The Loom are releasing their debut EP in the next month, and as we told vocalist/guitarist John Fanning after show the not-yet-finished recordings on their site do not do them justice. We hope that the final product captures the spirit we experienced on Sunday.

As this was an nyctaper-produced event, we were not in a position to run microphones for this recording. We patched out of the soundboard into a digital pre-amp and captured the raw board feed. The soundboard mixes in small clubs tend to be quite heavy in vocals and kick drum, and this recording tends towards that mix but also contains acceptable amounts of the other instruments in this six-piece band. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

The Loom
2008-05-11
nyctaper Anniversary Concert
Pianos
New York, NY USA

Digital Soundboard Master

Soundboard > Edirol UA-5 (Oade Digimod) > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > 16bit 44.1 wav > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades) > CD Wave (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by
nyctaper
2008-05-11

Setlist:
[Total Time 46:06]
01 Patience for Books
02 Red Devil
03 Vampires
04 Montreal
05 This Savage City
06 Of Vegas and Vanity
07 True Believers All
08 All Your Famous Friends
09 Song for the Winter Sun
10 New Blood for Old Hearts

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Loom, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, and purchase the new EP when it is released.

Great News for nyctaper Anniversary Show: The Loom added!

May 3, 2008
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The Loom have graciously agreed to perform at the nyctaper Anniversary Concert! The Loom are a Brooklyn based quintet that present a uniquely urban approach to americana music while transcending an “alt-country” label. Sample some tracks at their MySpace page.

NYCTaper Upcoming Schedule – Winter 2012-13

November 16, 2012
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We’ve entered a new era at NYCTaper. After living on the unprotected edge for five years, we suffered the wrath of the new web — multiple hackings, imbedded spam and the horrible results of a website without substantial security. In the last couple of months, we hired an expert to rectify those problems and the result is that we seem to be free of the roving bands of malicious bots that permeate the web these days. That being said, there was substantial damage to the site’s archives that I am meticulously repairing month by month going all the way back to the first post. I’m now up to the Summer of 2010, and if you go back to 2007, 2008 and 2009, you will notice that all of the flac links have now returned to the topics (no more email requirement), posts that disappeared have been restored, posts have been fixed by restoring missing media, photos, fixing links, and removing odd characters. I continue to drudge through the archives and hope to come current within the next few weeks. Its a painful arduous task, but knowing that we now have complete backups is comforting. Also, its been a hoot to relive the “old days” and listen to some recordings that I haven’t heard in years. Two obvious conclusions are that our current recordings are a lot better than in the old days, and that I’ve seen a f-load of shows in the last 5+ years. Thanks of course to acidjack, Johnny and hiandlo for their assistance in restoring their old posts, and of course especially to acidjack for carrying the current workload as I finish this task. We expect that in the future NYCTaper will be a reliable and consistent provider of live music. We love what we do and thank all of our readers for your continued support.

I also realize that we’re way overdo for a Calendar post, so here goes. Lots of fun stuff here, including the usual highlight of any year, the Yo La Tengo Hanukkah shows!

[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.]

If you want nyctaper to record your band, a band you represent, a show you’re promoting, or even your favorite band in the world, get us in the door and make sure everyone who needs to approve of the recording gives permission. Also, remember each person on the nyctaper crew does this all for free, the recordings, the post-production, the reviews, the links, etc., so treat us fairly.

Schedule:

Naomi Punk / Parquet Courts:
November 16, 2012 285 Kent Brooklyn [facebook invite]

Metz:
November 19, 2012 Mercury Lounge NYC

EyeHateGod:
November 27, 2012 St. Vitus Brooklyn

Dinosaur Jr:
December 1, 2012 Terminal 5 NYC

Kevin Devine:
December 1, 2012 Webster Hall NYC

Animal Collective:
December 4 and December 5, 2012 Terminal 5 NYC

Deer Tick:
December 5, 2012 Brooklyn Bowl

Pink Mountaintops / The Loom:
December 5, 2012 Union Pool Brooklyn

Yo La Tengo:
December 8 through December 15, 2012 Maxwells Hoboken NJ

Smashing Pumpkins:
December 10, 2012 Barclays Center Brooklyn

Of Montreal:
December 11, 2012 Webster Hall NYC

Deer Tick:
December 12, 2012 Brooklyn Bowl

She Keeps Bees (and special guests):
December 15, 2012 Cameo Gallery Brooklyn

Deer Tick:
December 19, 2012 Brooklyn Bowl

Fucked Up:
December 21, 2012 Warsaw Brooklyn

Los Lobos:
December 22, 2012 City Winery NYC

My Morning Jacket:
December 27, 2012 Capitol Theatre Portchester NY

Lucero:
December 28, 2012 Brooklyn Bowl

Math The Band:
January 4, 2013 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn

Hospitality:
January 10, 2013 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Mission of Burma:
January 18, 2013 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Cracker / Camper Van Beethoven:
January 19, 2013 Stage 48 NYC

The Phantom Family Halo: January 16, 2012 Glasslands – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

January 19, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

The Phantom Family Halo deserve your attention – and they’ve already gotten their fair share.  Last year’s The Mindeater EP with Bonnie “Prince” Billy, another artist with some Louisville roots, earned them mention in the New York Times and beyond.  Bandmember Dom Cipolla also participated in another high-profile collaborative affair recently when he contributed to a live session at Joe’s Pub that covered Brian Eno’s Here Come the Warm Jets.  This Monday night show at Glasslands, however, was dedicated to the band’s own material, in particular their forthcoming release When I Fall Out, due out on Knitting Factory Records on Valentine’s Day.  You can stream the studio version of one of the album tracks, “White Hot Gun”, here, and the live version from this show below.

This show found the band tearing through what should be a large portion of the new record, and in fine form while doing it.  With a sound that straddles the divide between psych rock and British metal, Phantom Family Halo put on a sonic assault of a rock show that isn’t just a display of the power of their effects pedals or ability to noodle on their instruments.  Rather, their songs are often tightly wound and forcefully delivered.  With members of Sapat and The For Carnation among the players, it’s as if Phantom Family Halo takes some cues from those acts, but with the energy turned to eleven.  This fairly short set felt a bit like a preview of what to expect when the record drops – so lucky for you, they have a record release show set for February 11 at the up-and-coming Greenpoint venue Saint Vitus, where they will be joined by our good friends The Loom.

I recorded this set with DPA microphones from our usual spot in the venue, plus a soundboard feed from the Glasslands FOH team.  The results are excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “White Hot Gun”

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The Phantom Family Halo
2012-01-16
Glasslands
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording hosted exclusively at NYCTaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

DPA 4021>Naiant littlebox + SBD >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, set fades, tracking, amplify and balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 The Fall Out
02 White Hot Gun
03 Dirty Blade
04 Light Year Girl
05 Above My Head
06 Lightning On Your Face
07 The Fall Out (Suite)
08 Vital Energy

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BOBBY: December 03, 2011 Mercury Lounge – FLAC/MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

December 8, 2011
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Photo courtesy of Chris La Putt and Brooklyn Vegan
[photos courtesy of Chris La Putt and Brooklyn Vegan]

In addition to catching The Loom last Saturday night at Mercury Lounge, we also had the pleasure of seeing a relatively new band, BOBBY, for the first time. The band, who is signed to Partisan Records and led by Tom Greenberg, is primarily a collaborative of Bennington College graduates with an affinity for experimental music. Their use of varied time signatures and heavily layered synths gives their music a dreamlike, almost hypnotic feel.

Along with the illusory nature of their music, the name Bobby isn’t a reference to a band member, or even an actual person, but rather an imaginary figure who was a “wayward founding member” and, in spirit, continues to “watch over them” while guiding both listener and performer through a journey of experimental sound and thought.

This performance was recorded using an excellent soundboard feed provided by the Mercury Lounge sound engineer and mixed with an audience capture using a pair of Schoeps hypercardioids. The resulting mix needed almost no post-production work and is truly a testament to the excellent work by the band and folks over at Mercury Lounge. We hope you enjoy!

Stream “Shimmychick”

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BOBBY
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY, US
2011-12-03

Recordist : hi and lo
Source : Soundboard + Schoeps Mk41 > E.A.A. PSP-2 > Sonic AD2k+ > Tascam DR-680 @ 24 bit / 48 kHz
Position : on-stand, roc by soundboard, DINa, 9′
Mastering : Wavelab 6 (Mixdown/EQ/Fades/resamping/dither) > Flac Level 8 with TLH v2.6.0 (Build 168)

Tracklist:

01. If its Dead Outside
02. Shimmychick
03. We Saw
04. Ginger (Water Birth)
05. [Unknown]
06. Sore Spores
07. Nap Champ
08. [Unknown]
09. [Unknown]

Running Time: 50:11

If you are able to identify any of the three Unknown track titles, please let us know!

Please support BOBBY by signing up for their mailing list. If you’ve enjoyed this recording, you may also purchase a copy of their self-titled album Bobby directly from Partisan Records page or from iTunes.

NYCTaper/Pop Tarts Northside Showcase – Sunday June 19 at Public Assembly

June 8, 2011
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We’re teaming up with Pat from Pop Tarts for a killer showcase at the Northside Festival this year. On Sunday night, we’ll fill both rooms of Public Assembly with eleven of today’s best up and coming bands. Pat’s been one of those clairvoyant pickers of blow-up bands for years — just check out some of his past CMJ lineups — and we’ve been pretty good at it too. We’ve selected a group of bands that we thoroughly expect to be talking about in the coming years, and remembering back to seeing them at our Northside show!

Here is the Lineup:
Stage One
Doors are at 7:30pm
08:00pm Quilty
08:45pm U Say USA
09:30pm Mean Creek
10:15pm Beige
11:15pm Holiday Shores
12:15pm Quiet Lights

Stage Two
08:15pm Darlings (canceled at last minute)
09:00pm The Loom
10:00pm Shark?
10:45pm Household
11:30pm Neighbors
12:45pm Young Adults

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