Posts Tagged ‘ A.merican D.ream ’

VietNam: May 18, 2013 Glasslands – Flac/MP3/Streaming

May 31, 2013

[photo by Renee Ligtvoet for Bushwick Daily]

The conventional description of the music of VietNam is that its 60s-influenced. But given the long hair, long beards, clothing styles, crowded stage of multi-instrumentalists, and melodic back-beat minor-chord based songs, its pretty clear this band is directly descended from the mid-70s post-hippie movement personified mostly by the Rolling Thunder Revue. As with Rolling Thunder, the stage energy is focused primarily on one enigmatic and magnetic presence, in this case its Michael Gerner who last released a VietNam album in 2007. The surprising return of the band is buoyed by the new album A.merican D.ream (Mexican Summer Records) which like its five-year old predecessor, is a strong album of self-described “apocalyptic street blues”. At Glasslands on Saturday last, the band completed a short tour and the hometown show was both a strong finale to the tour and a reintroduction of VietNam as an excellent live band. The setlist was equally distributed among the new album and the older one, and during the hour-long set we became completely convinced that the band does its predecessors proud.

I recorded this set with our installed Naiant cardioid microphones mixed with an excellent board feed provided by Glasslands superb FOH Josh. The sound quality is superb, enjoy!

Stream “Fight Water With Fire”:

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

Glasslands Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Naiant X-R Cardioid > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 1:00:39]
01 Too Tired
02 Priest Poet and the Pig
03 Fight Water With Fire
04 Kitchen Kongas
05 Blasphemy Blues
06 Flyin
07 No Use In Crying
08 Mama Loi Papa Loi
09 Apocalypse
10 Yaz

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT VietNam, visit the website, and purchase A.merican D.ream from the Mexican Summer Records website [HERE].

Support nyctaper

DISCLAIMER and LEGAL NOTICE is a live music blog that offers a new paradigm of music distribution on the web. The recordings are offered for free on this site as are the music posts, reviews and links to artist sites. All recordings are posted with artist permission or artists with an existing pro-taping policy.

All recordings and original content posted on this site are as live recordings pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Section 106, et. seq. Redistribution of nyctaper recordings without consent of is strictly prohibited. hereby waives all copyright claims to any and all recordings posted on this site to THE PERFORMERS ONLY. If any artist posted on this site requests that recordings be removed, those recordings will be removed forthwith.