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Pontiak: June 14, 2012 NYCTaper Northside Festival Showcase at 285 Kent – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

June 25, 2012
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[Photos by Jill Harrison at For the Love of Brooklyn]

The way that the brothers Jennings, Van and Lain Carney – aka Pontiak – are able to live their lives as musicians is about as far from the New York experience as you can get. Where our musicians live in cramped apartments, borrow or rent practice space, and live near the places where they play, the Carneys record and practice their music on their own farm/studio in rural Virginia, where they decamped to after a five year stint in the Baltimore scene, where they played with compatriots like Arbouretum. The brothers’ rural location has given them flexibility to record how and what they want that their urban counterparts would surely envy. But it does mean a very long drive when you want to do a one-off show for the Northside Festival.

Given the distance involved, and the fact that the band tours much more regularly in Europe, I was honored that Pontiak agreed to co-headline our second annual Northside Festival showcase at 285 Kent. For me, Pontiak was not just a band that I liked and hoped would play a showcase; to me, it is a band that distills to its essence what is right and good about live music. Their sets are unpredictable, drawing from a deep catalog of nine releases, and they take fearless and surprising turns stylistically, even from song to song. Yes, Pontiak are unquestionably a “heavy” band, but that simple tag belies a huge range of influences you can hear in their material. They can evoke Sabbath-style riff-driven metal, stoner rock, psych rock, indie rock, southern rock and math rock, and they can even showcase a quieter, more acoustic side. The band’s most recent EP, Comecrudos, which predated this year’s excellent full-length LP Echo Ono, was a five-part piece inspired by the drive from Marathon, Texas to Phoenix, and featured guest musicians on horns and deep, penetrating psychedelic guitar musings. Echo Ono, on the other hand, “cuts out all the bullshit” (as Van Carney put it to the A.V. Club) and is a much more straight-ahead psychedelic rock album than some of their earlier work.

As a live band, it’s also fair to say the Carneys cut out all the bullshit. Up on the stage with their stripped-down selection of vintage gear cranked to ear-blistering levels, the brothers tore through this 40-minute set with few pauses or breaks. As always, the interplay between the brothers was deft and natural, and their material showed the full range of their catalog.  Although several tracks from Echo Ono were played for the first time (for me), my personal highlight was when the band slowed things down a bit to play Part III of Comecrudos. We could not have been more honored to have them on stage on our behalf.

nyctaper and I recorded this set in the same manner as the other sets of the night, with Sennheiser MKH-8040 microphones, Audio Technica microphones split wide at the stage lip, and a soundboard feed. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Special thanks to Pontiak, White Hills, Rhyton and EULA for playing this show and to ToddP for helping to host the event.  You can download While Hills’ set [HERE], Rhyton [HERE] and EULA [HERE].

Stream “Part III [Comecrudos]”

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Pontiak
2012-06-14
NYCTaper Northside Festival Showcase
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded by nyctaper and acidjack
Produced by acidjack

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Tracks [Total Time 40:03]
01 Across the Steppe
02 Laywayed
03 The North Coast
04 Left With Lights
05 Part III
06 Shell Skull
07 The Expanding Sky
08 Royal Colors
09 Panoptica [short version]
10 Lions of Least

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Pontiak, visit their website, and purchase their official releases, including Echo Ono from Thrill Jockey directly [here].

White Hills: June 14, 2012 NYCTaper Northside Showcase at 285 Kent – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

June 20, 2012
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[Photos by Jill at For the Love of Brooklyn]

it seemed that the NYCTaper 2012 Northside Festival showcase provided an ideal time for bands to try out different sets and arrangements and be a bit more adventurous with their setlists and performance. White Hills, who I had seen more recently than the other bands who played, gave a set that focused on some of their classic, most exploration-friendly numbers, and duly impressed both first-timers and White Hills vets. We knew we were in for something special when “Song of Everything” from the band’s latest LP, Frying on this Rock, was the second song in the set, flowing straight into “You Dream You See” from that same record. But the track that followed, “Let the Right One In” from the band’s 2010 record, White Hills, was what sealed it for me as my favorite White Hills set yet, with its slow build to its cosmic climax. The closer, “Polvere  de Stelle”, also from White Hills, was equally a highlight. The Hills are the type of band that always keeps things interesting, and even in this festival-length format, they were able to give us that and more.

nyctaper and I recorded this set with Sennheiser MKH-8040 mics in our usual spot in the venue, plus Audio Technica 3031 mics at the stage lip and a soundboard feed.  The resulting wall of sound is an outstanding representation of the night. Enjoy!

Special thanks to Thrill Jockey Records and White Hills for playing the show. You can download other sets from the NYCTaper Showcase as well, including EULA and Rhyton.  

Stream “Let the Right One In”

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White Hills
2012-06-14
NYCTaper Northside Festival Showcase
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded by nyctaper and acidjack
Produced by acidjack

Audio Technica 3031 (stage lip, NOS)>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Sennheiser MKH-8040 (ROC, 8ft, PAS) + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>3x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown, adjust levels, EQ and compression on SBD)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, tube effect)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 32:35]
01 Pads of Light
02 Song of Everything
03 You Dream You See
04 Let the Right One In
05 The Condition of Nothing
06 Polvere de Stelle

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Rhyton: June 14, 2012 NYCTaper Northside Festival Showcase at 285 Kent – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

June 16, 2012
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[Photos by Jill Harrison at For the Love of Brooklyn]

Rhyton is the latest project helmed by Dave Shuford – best known for his work with No Neck Blues Band and D. Charles Speer and the Helix – and compatriots Jimy SeiTang (Psychic Ills) and Spencer Herbst (Messages, Matta Llama). I have been an admirer of Shuford’s for awhile now; he is a musician’s musician, who pursues his vision relentlessly without regard to genre, style, texture or time. While Shuford has played everything from country-blues to Greek folk music during his career, Rhyton expresses he, SeiTang and Herbst’s experimental impulses. The band’s first self-titled LP is a masterwork of improvisation – the result of a three-day recording session, the record captures the raw, live feel of these players at their best.

I invited Rhyton to be the second band at the NYCTaper 2012 Northside Festival Showcase in hopes of seeing the exact kind of set they delivered – a two-segment, free flowing live jam so new that these songs did not have formal titles. This is music that rewards set and setting, and the post-industrial 285 Kent space, with its psychedelic wall art, was the perfect venue for the band’s mind-bending style of playing. While we (and the band) would have loved for it to be longer, Rhyton’s set hinted at the new thrills to come on their forthcoming Three Lobed Recordings LP The Emerald Tablet, due out later this year.

I recorded this set with Audio Technica 3031 microphones split wide at the stage lip, combined with a soundboard feed, to create an upfront, “in your face” style of recording that provides maximum separation between instruments.

The entire set is streaming in full below. Enjoy!

Special thanks to Dave Shuford and Rhyton for playing the show.

Stream “Transitory Screed”

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Rhyton
2012-06-14
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

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Tracks
01 Transitory Screen
02 Paroon

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Rhyton, visit their page on Thrill Jockey Records, and purchase their self-titled LP directly from Thrill Jockey [HERE] and look for their forthcoming album on Three Lobed Recordings.

EULA: June 14, 2012 NYCTaper Northside Showcase at 285 Kent – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

June 16, 2012
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[Photo by MaryAnne Ventrice]

The first thing you notice at most EULA shows these days is the high number of photographers. Looking at the fine photography we are offering with this post, it’s not hard to see why.  I have said before that Alyse Lamb is one of the most compelling frontwomen in the scene today, with the kind of onstage energy, musical chops and look (complete with DIY stage outfits) that makes people pay attention. The first time I saw this band, I was completely blown away by their raw energy and their ability to completely give themselves over to their performance. I invited them to be the first act at our 2012 Northside Festival showcase pretty much the next day, and I am thrilled that I did. This performance at 285 Kent completely raised the bar on that earlier show. The band tore through their ten-song set in under 30 minutes, barely coming up for air between songs as Lamb howled and writhed like a consummate rock star. This set was both grittier and better than I have seen the band before [ed. was it the bourbon?] and set the tone for an incredible night of music. Better yet, several new songs were played that are not on the band’s debut album, Maurice Narcisse.  Still, I found that album’s title track to be one of the show’s high points, as the band delivered a searing, slightly improvised take on the song.

I recorded this set with a new method we have not used in this venue before, placing a pair of Audio Technica 3031 cardiod microphones directly at the stage lip and combining that with a soundboard feed to boost the vocals (which are still a tad low in this mix).  The results are incredible – literally like being in the front of the crowd.  Enjoy!

Special thanks to EULA for playing our show. You can find out more Northside Festival shows [HERE]

Stream “Dirty Hands”

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[Photo by Jill at For the Love of Brooklyn]

EULA
2012-06-14
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

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Tracks
01 Intro>Above the Weather
02 Dirty Hands
03 Housewolf
04 Wake Up
05 Honor Killer
06 Texas Stampede
07 Maurice Narcisse
08 Fight Riff
09 Rosie the Riveter

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT EULA, visit their website, and purchase Maurice Narcisse directly from their bandcamp page.


[Photo by MaryAnne Ventrice]

DIIV: June 8, 2012 285 Kent – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs (including rare Nirvana cover!)

June 14, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

Beach Fossils‘ Zachary Cole Smith is such an unabashed Nirvana fan that he named his new musical project “DIIV” after the band’s b-side “Dive”. This Friday night madhouse of a show at 285 Kent headlined by DIIV as a “secret guest” had much of the same  joyful chaos as the better shows of Nirvana’s pre-Nevermind career. A full house packed 285 until it was a virtual sweat lodge, teeming with teenage bodies flying through the air, moshing and having a hell of a time (this all-ages show was also a celebration of somebody’s graduation). DIIV tore through a good chunk of the numbers from their soon-to-be released album, Oshin, with Smith ruling the frenzied proceedings like a man who wasn’t sweating bullets. The highlight of the night for me was an homage to Nirvana, when the band covered an extremely obscure unreleased Cobain song known to bootleg collectors as either “Bambi Slaughter” or “Creation”. Even if DIIV aren’t exactly Nirvana (yet anyway), the show was a reminder that rock n’ roll isn’t supposed to be tidy, or clean or safe – it’s blood on the floor, bodies in the air, sweat soaking your shirt, heads banging, hair flying. It’s wonderful, isn’t it?

This was a very difficult recording environment and situation. The extreme levels of humidity and heat in the club played havoc with both the onstage equipment and my equipment, and there is some distortion in both the soundboard feed and in my microphones as a result. I spent several hours working on this to make it was good as I could, but it is still not a very good recording by the standards of this site. That said, it is still quite listenable, and an accurate representation of a very interesting and fun night.

Thanks to Ian Perlman for the setlist, and the inspiration to try and mix this thing down right.

Stream “Bambi Slaughter” [Nirvana]

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DIIV
2012-06-08
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard + Schoeps MK5 (omni, A-B)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2>>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (various edits, EQ and changes)>Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (further edits)>Audacity (set fades, balance, tracking, amplify, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Druun
02 Past Lives
03 Human
04 Big Joke
05 Air Conditioning [w/ “All Apologies” tease]
06 How Long Have You Known
07 [tuning]
08 Wait
09 Follow
10 Sometime
11 Bambi Slaughter [Nirvana]
12 Doused

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT DIIV, like them on Facebook, pre-order Oshin from Insound, and be on the lookout for their upcoming shows in the area, including Saturday June 23rd at Glasslands.

Oneida: May 12, 2012 NYCTaper Anniversary Show at 285 Kent – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

June 4, 2012
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[photo by Jill Harrison from For The Love of Brooklyn blog]

These first five years of NYCTaper have been as unpredictable as they have been profoundly enjoyable. The very act of capturing live music can be exhilarating, but when taping becomes part of an entire subculture that introduces you to new and exciting acts on a regular basis, and allows you to access the act of live musical creation of a band like Oneida, there are really no words to describe the experience. We asked Oneida to play and to curate our 5th Anniversary show and were overjoyed when they accepted. The band has been an important part of NYCTaper over these five years. We’ve recorded them in their own studio for a day’s worth of jams, we recorded them in the old Knitting Factory and the new Knitting Factory, I woke up pre-dawn to record them as the sun rose over the East River in Brooklyn, we’ve captured three of their CD release events. Its been a great ride, and a couple of Saturdays back at 285 Kent, the amazing journey continued. Oneida invited James McNew and Greg Fox to join them on stage for the set. The band then launched into an eighty minute set of entirely new material, and completed the show with another exercise in Oneida boundary-breaking. We are streaming “Bad Habit”, a song that begins in the style similar to Oneida’s “kraut-rock” material, but which detoured into a lengthy noise-rock jam. The final song is called “Reputation” and it was an obvious highlight, as it transpired over an astounding forty-eight minutes as the double-drum attack led the charge through a trip of musical peaks and valleys with a few pit stops in between. As an analog to our amazing first five years of existence, we could not have asked for a more appropriate set closer.

Acidjack and I recorded this set in a manner we had not previously accomplished. I took four discreet tracks from the board into my R-44, while acidjack recorded four channels of audience microphones — the Schoeps mounted center and above the stage, and the Sennheiser cards mounted on a beam 10 feet from the PA into his R-44. The eight channels were synced live. All the tracks were mixed in Soundforge fairly equally in post-production. The result is a professional quality multitrack recording with superb quality. Enjoy!

Stream “Bad Habit”:

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Oneida
2012-05-12
285 Kent
NYCTaper 5th Anniversary Party
Brooklyn, NY USA

Eight Channel Digital Master Recording
Multitrack Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Multitrack Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s + Schoeps MK22 > KCY > Z-PFA > Sound Devices USBPre2 > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (mix 8 channels, level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 > (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2012-06-02

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:17:56]
01 [introduction]
02 8th Ruler*
03 Bad Habit
04 [banter]
05 That Goes There
06 [banter – Greg intro]
07 Reputation

*with stage power failure
entire set with James McNew
track 07 with Greg Fox

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Oneida, visit their website, visit their page at Jagjaguwar Records, and purchase all of the CDs in the Thank Your Parents trilogy at the Jagjaguwar site [HERE], [HERE] and [HERE] .

NYCTaper Announces 2012 Northside Festival Showcase

June 4, 2012
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For the second year in a row, we are thrilled to be participating in the Northside Festival, which is more or less north Brooklyn’s answer to CMJ.  This year’s NYCTaper showcase will take place next Thursday, June 14 at 285 Kent on the festival’s opening night, and will feature four bands whose music we are very excited about.  Our Facebook page for the event is [HERE] and tickets can be purchased [HERE].

Co-headliners and Thrill Jockey labelmates Pontiak and White Hills are two bands I have been digging for awhile now, and I couldn’t be happier to have them on the bill.  I last checked in with Pontiak at the Memory Burn Psych Festival a couple years ago (that recording [HERE]) and since then, they have put out some excellent new material, most recently the record Echo OnoWhite Hills are fresh off the release of Frying On this Rock, which we recently got a taste of at Glasslands (recording [HERE]).  The trio has an avid following, and the recording makes it clear why.

Rhyton are a fairly new project (also on Thrill Jockey) from longtime NYC-area musicians whose other projects have been on this site. Dave Shuford, also of D. Charles Speer and the Helix (our recording of them [HERE]) and formerly of No Neck Blues Band, founded the band along with Jimmy SeiTang (Psychic Ills – our recording of them [HERE]) and Spencer Herbst (Messages, Matta Llama) to once again give voice to some of his heavier, more experimental influences that don’t find their was obviously into the Speer material.  Rhyton’s eponymous first record is a masterwork of jazz/psych experimentation, and we can’t wait to see the material in the live setting.

EULA are a Brooklyn band that we’ve caught out and about a few times (for me, most recently at Cameo Gallery (recording [HERE]). Frontwoman Alyse Lamb has established herself as one of the most compelling bandleaders of late in the local scene, and she and her bandmates will be kicking off the night with their high-energy postpunk sound.

Stream “Young” by Pontiak from the Bell House:

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Stream “Maurice Narcisse” by EULA

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We hope to see you at the show, and please grab your tickets [HERE]!

Prince Rupert’s Drops: May 12, 2012 NYCTaper 5th Anniversary Show at 285 Kent – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

May 31, 2012
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[Photos by Jill at For the Love of Brooklyn]

We had the privilege this month of celebrating this site’s fifth anniversary with a show at 285 Kent headlined and curated by Oneida, a band we have long admired and been honored to feature on this site many times. Their first choice of act for this bill was the enigmatic Prince Rupert’s Drops, a band with little Internet presence or official releases to speak of, but one that blew us away with their British-influenced psychedelic sound. What this band lacks in visibility is more than made up for by their playing, led by the charismatic playing of lead guitarist Bruno Meyrick-Jones and second guitarist (and vocalist) Leslie Stein. This 6-song set stretched to nearly 40 minutes with luxuriously paced songs, especially “Death March” which, despite the name, was not a death march to listen through. Most of this material appeared to be new aside from “Pillar to Post”, which streams on the band’s MySpace page and was also a highlight of their set. It has been a privilege to share live music with music fans across the world for the past five years, and a big part of that has been the chance to give more exposure to bands like Prince Rupert’s Drops.

nyctaper and I recorded this set with a combination of high-end microphones placed strategically around the room. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Pillar to Post”

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Prince Rupert’s Drops
2012-05-12
NYCTaper 5th Anniversary Show
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK22 [FOB, DFC, STC22]>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Sennheiser MKH-8040 >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, set fades, tracking, amplify and balance, EQ, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 This Evening’s Arms
02 Pillar to Post
03 Plague Ride
04 D.D.R.
05 Death March
06 Run Slow

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Prince Rupert’s Drops, visit their MySpace page, and attend their gigs!

MMOSS: May 5, 2012 285 Kent – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

May 20, 2012
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[photo by Terri Nguyen courtesy of Impose Magazine]

One doesn’t normally think of Dover New Hampshire as a home for neo-psychedelic rock, but MMOSS is the latest of outstanding purveyor of this genre and they call the “Live Free or Die” state home. When Woods invites a band to tour with them, as they did with MMOSS for a month this Spring, its a pretty good clue to us that the band will be a quality outfit. At 285 Kent a couple of weeks back, it was obvious that MMOSS was the real deal. Our first impression, with the two guitarists flanking a female vocalist/flutist, was their resemblance to the excellent Bardo Pond. And this comparison isn’t far off, in terms of the live sound. But MMOSS’s album, the superb i, is a collection of psych-garage nuggets. At 285, the band’s set featured a couple of shorter songs, but MMOSS did stretch it out for a couple of numbers before the too-short set ended with an extended jam. We are streaming “Kitty Sorrow”, a standout track from the album performed to perfection.

I recorded this set in the same manner as those of Woods and Crystal Stilts and the sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Kitty Sorrow”:

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MMOSS
2012-05-05
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 > (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2012-05-10

Setlist:
[Total Time 25:27]
01 Wonder
02 Another Day
03 Another Dream
04 Kitty Sorrow
05 War Sux

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Crystal Stilts: May 5, 2012 285 Kent + April 14, 2012 Rock N Roll Hotel Washington DC – Flac and MP3 Downloads and Streaming Song

May 10, 2012
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[photo by Jeff Lagasca]

The show on Saturday night at 285 Kent was headlined by another one of this site’s favorite bands and one that we’ve followed for all of our five years. We first saw Crystal Stilts back in 2008, and over the last few years our recordings of them have been featured on the site six previous times from a large variety of venues. After a bit of a hiatus, the band returned in 2011 with a superb new album In Love with Oblivion (Slumberland) and a new EP Radiant Door (Sacred Bones Records), both of which cemented their position as one of best post-punk garage bands around. The style remains consistent — Brad Hargett’s heavily reverbed vocals backed by the sixties influenced guitar work of founder JB Townsend and the adventurous keyboards of Kyle Forester. Their show at 285 Kent is one of the strongest we’ve seen them play to date. The set was not simply the new album, but a full slate of Stilts material, a brand new song and a well-conceived Gun Club cover. The band ended the set with a spacey and stretched-out version of “Prometheus” before returning for well-deserved encore. We are streaming “Shake the Shackles”, a 2010 single that also appears on Oblivion. Crystal Stilts will perform again locally, this time next door to 285 at Glasslands on June 17 for the Sacred Bones Records Northside Festival showcase.

Additionally, for this post we are offering a bonus download of the Crystal Stilts live in Washington DC, a show recorded in April by friend of the site Kubacheck at the Rock N’ Roll Hotel. The show features a setlist quite different from the 285 set with some deep cuts along with more of the new album.

I recorded the 285 set in the same manner as the Woods set and the sound quality is excellent. The Washington show was recorded by Kubacheck with MBHO microphones and a board feed and was mixed by acidjack. The placement of the microphones resulted in a large dose of crowd chatter which has been alleviated by mixing the board feed at a greater percentage. The sound quality of that set is also excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Shake the Shackles” from 285 Kent:

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Direct download of complete shows in MP3 files:
285 Kent (HERE)

Washington DC (HERE)

Download the Complete shows in FLAC:
285 Kent [HERE]
Washington DC [HERE]

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Crystal Stilts
2012-05-05
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 > (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2012-05-08

Setlist:
[Total Time 50:16]
01 Dark Eyes
02 Crystal Stilts
03 Flying Into the Sun
04 [new song]
05 Verdant Gaze
06 Shake the Shackles
07 [banter]
08 Love Is a Wave
09 New Fun
10 For The Love of Ivy
11 Prometheus At Large
12 [encore break]
13 Converging in the Quiet

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Crystal Stilts
2012-04-14
Rock N’ Roll Hotel
Washington, DC USA

Exclusive download hosted at NYCTaper.com

Recorded by kubacheck
Produced by acidjack and nyctaper

MBHO 603a (cardiod, FOB, 8 ft)>Sound Devices MP2>Roland R05 + Soundboard>Edirol R09 >>> 2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (align, time adjust, set fades, amplify and balance, downsample to 16/44.1)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Shattered Shine
02 Still As The Night
03 The Dazzled
04 Invisible City
05 [new song]
06 Shake The Shackles
07 Half A Moon
08 Converging in the Quiet
09 Dark Eyes
10 Love Is A Wave
11 [encore break]
12 Sugarbaby
13 Prometheus at Large

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