When we posted a preview of New Orleans’ Hurray For The Riff Raff and their upcoming shows in NYC, we expected that we would enjoy the show based up on the quality of their new CD It Don’t Mean I Don’t Love You. On Monday night at Pianos, Hurray For The Riff Raff exceeded all of our high expectations. Led by Alynda Lee’s strong vocals and relaxed stage presence, this quartet contains all talented multi-instrumentalists and a series of excellent songs. Frankly, we were quite surprised to see a packed house in Pianos for an out-of-town indie band, but the crowd’s enthusiasm was well rewarded with a superb 40 minute set including an encore.
We recorded from in front of the soundboard with the microphone pole at maximum height. As the band performs primarily acoustic instruments, there can be heard room noise at times. Overall, however, this is an excellent authentic “room recording”. Enjoy!
Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)
Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].
Hurray For The Riff Raff
New York, NY USA
Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Front of Board
20 Feet from Stage
Neumann KM-150s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Monster XLR cables > Apogee Minime > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > 24bit 48kHz wav > 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
[total time 41:06]
03 I’m Leaving
04 Skin & Bones
05 Is That You?
06 Junebug Waltz
07 Dance With Death
09 Fly Away
If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Hurray For The Riff Raff, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their new album from links at their MySpace page, including download at Amie Street [here], or physical copies from CD Baby [here].