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The Invisible Hand: September 6, 2012 DiggUp Tapes Hopscotch Festival Day Show, King’s (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 8, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

The young band The Invisible Hand hails from Charlottesville, VA, and with a lead singer named Adam Smith, yes, their name is an econ reference. But other than that, and one song called “Black Tie Formal”, there’s little in the way of college references here, and the band’s sound has more to do with power pop and protopunk than the kinds of jams Charlottesville is normally associated with (I’m looking at you, Dave Matthews). The set opener, “Psychic Cat” was a caffeine jolt to the daytime crowd at this Hopscotch Music Festival day show, and that energy sustained throughout this set that covered much of the band’s forthcoming 12″ EP on Funny/Not Funny Records as well as their self-titled LP on that same label. Smith’s style of performance recalls heyday-era Billie Joe of Green Day, and the band’s high-energy, no-bullshit set made me long for more bands like them. Playing a day show – especially when you’ve just shown up at the venue – can be a challenge, but Invisible Hand showed us they are ready anytime.

I recorded this set with local taper bryonsos’ AKG 460 microphones hung from an optimal spot on the venue ceiling, combined with a soundboard feed customized by the King’s staff.  The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Eating Out”

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The Invisible Hand
2012-09-06
Hopscotch Festival Day Show
King’s
Raleigh, NC USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack
Microphones courtesy of bryonsos

Soundboard + AKG 460/ck61>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (adjust levels, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, tube effect)>Audacity 3.0 (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Psychic Cat
02 Death Bellows
03 New Top
04 Lies, lies, lies.
05 Eating Out
06 Home at Last
07 Call me Ishmael
08 Kraut 1
09 Kraut 2

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The Human Eyes: September 6, 2012 DiggUp Tapes Day Show at Hopscotch Festival (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC / MP3 / Streaming

September 18, 2012
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[Photo by Ross Grady]

One of the many pleasures of heading down to Raleigh, NC for this year’s Hopscotch Music Festival was the chance to see regional bands that aren’t as readily available to see in New York. The Human Eyes were touted to me early on as a local favorite, and I can see why. At this DiggUp tapes day show at King’s in downtown Raleigh, the band gave a crowd of current fans and newcomers like me a 40-minute set consisting of much of their still-fresh May 2012 debut release, Guiding Eyes for the Blind.  With shimmering guitars and a dream pop  sensibility to their sound, the band was instantly approachable. After leading off with the uptempo “Born To Die”, I appreciated the band’s willingness to slow the pace a few songs later with the lovestruck “I Am Gone”. Similarly, the melancholy “Let Me In” was the right way to cue up the biggest, catchiest rocker of the set, “It’s Not the Same Without You”. This Chapel Hill, NC band is still in its infancy, but based on the enthusiasm I heard from local fans, I think we may be seeing more of them outside of their home region.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed from the excellent King’s staff and a pair of AKG 460 cardiod microphones installed by the local taper Bryon S. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “It’s Not the Same Without You”

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The Human Eyes
2012-09-06
Hopscotch Festival Day Show
King’s
Raleigh, NC USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack
Microphones courtesy of Bryon S

Soundboard + AKG 460/ck61>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (adjust levels, mix down)>Audacity 3.0 (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Born To Die [fades in]
02 Locked In the Mall
03 Another World
04 I Am Gone
05 Forever Sleep
06 [banter]
07 Human Eyes
08 Let Me In
09 It’s Not the Same Without You
10 Call Me Back

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