When we saw the car with the Minnesota license plate drive up to Cake Shop, we knew Best Friends Forever has finally navigated their way through the confusing East Village streets to find their way to the NYCTaper CMJ show on Thursday afternoon. After a quick load-in, the energetic trio performed the opening set of the show and quickly filled the downstairs room. This was our second BFF show in the past 18 hours, as we were lucky to catch their set at the excellent After The Jump CMJ Showcase at the Knitting Factory last night. Each of the two sets contained an entertaining run through their intelligent and energetic quirky pop. As we were so impressed with Jess’ fret work on the bass this past August, at these two shows we were drawn to Bri’s acrobatic guitar and keyboard play — all while she works through the wordy lyrics.
Best Friends Forever also made a very big international fan today as Lisa Horton from Bearsuit was so impressed with their set that she bought the BFF CD and asked me for contact information.
This recording is from the excellent Knit set, and was captured with our compact DPA microphones attached to a pole about 10 feet from the stage. After the band fixed the rough mix in the first two minutes, the recording is quite outstanding. Enjoy!
Many many THANKS to Bri, Jess and Joe, and thanks to Jeff at the Knit show.
Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)
Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].
Best Friends Forever
After The Jump CMJ Showcase
Knitting Factory (Tap Bar)
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
[Total time 27:27]
05 Eisenhower is the Father
09 Twins in Love
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