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She Keeps Bees: August 29, 2013 Glasslands – Flac/MP3/Streaming

September 3, 2013
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SKB Glasslands Collabo 1
[screen caps courtesy of Jake Remington]

We have been big fans of She Keeps Bees here at NYCTaper for a few years. The duo have appeared on the site a good half-dozen times and we have not been shy with superlatives. The combination of Andy’s precise but aggressive percussion and Jess’s bluesy guitar is the perfect compliment for that voice — Jess’s innate ability to draw out complex and wide range of emotions in each and every song. At Glasslands last week, the band drew an impressive crowd for the dead week pre-Labor Day. The fans were also quite rambunctious as you can hear on this recording. We were encouraged to hear that She Keeps Bees is finishing up recording a new album, and several of those new songs were featured during the set. The band is seeking the right label to distribute the album, and we hope to see it released this Fall. We are streaming “Counter Charm”, which was the band’s 2012 single release.

I recorded this set with our installed rig in this venue and the sound is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Counter Charm”:

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She Keeps Bees
2013-08-29
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 2013-08-31

Setlist
[Total Time 41:33]
01 Owl
02 Is What It Is
03 Counter Charm
04 [banter – burpees]
05 Breezy
06 See Me
07 [banter – toilet water]
08 Eight Houses
09 [banter – patience]
10 Wasichu
11 Howl
12 Gimmie
13 All or None/Dark Horse
14 [encore break]
15 Release

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SKB Glasslands Collabo 2

She Keeps Bees: December 15, 2012 Cameo Gallery – Flac/MP3/Streaming

January 17, 2013
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SKB Hatfield BV
[photo courtesy of Amanda Hatfield and brooklynvegan]

Last month at Sharon Van Etten’s secret show at Cameo Gallery, we weren’t entirely certain until well into the evening as to whether Sharon would actually play. But we were ok with that, since the bill included our old friends She Keeps Bees. We hadn’t seen Jess and Andy in quite a while, likely in over a year. They spend a lot of time recording and playing in Europe, since, well, our brethren overseas have caught on to the magic of She Keeps Bees better than the audiences and industry folk over here. Their 2011 release Dig On was one of Rough Trade’s albums of the year, but it hardly made a blip in America. In the US, its not to say that when a crowd is at an SKB show, they don’t have a great time. Its just that the crowds aren’t big enough and the industry buzz isn’t loud enough given the immense talent and likeability of this duo. Eventually, it will happen. And perhaps the friendship of performers like Sharon Van Etten will help — it certainly can’t hurt. At Cameo last month, She Keeps Bees played a forty minute set in a style to which we’ve become accustomed — a nice mix of material old and new, plenty of hilarious banter, and some outstanding individual performances. We’re streaming the finale of “Ribbon” because it encapsulates much of what’s great about this band, talent, energy and lots of soul.

I recorded this set in the same manner as Sharon’s set, and the sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “Ribbon”:

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.

She Keeps Bees
2012-12-15
Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Front of Soundboard Booth

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

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2013-01-16

Setlist:
[Total Time 36:02]
01 Sister Beware
02 Breezy
03 Counter Charm
04 Pillz
05 All or None
06 See Me
07 [banter]
08 Vulture
09 Gimme
10 Howl
11 Ribbon

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT She Keeps Bees, visit their website, and purchase Dig On from their Bandcamp page [HERE].

She Keeps Bees: April 16, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

April 30, 2011
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[photos by Amanda Hatfield]

We have seen She Keeps Bees five times in the last year, and they have never failed to deliver the goods. Of the 12 bands at our 2010 CMJ show, they were perhaps the best received of all the excellent acts. She Keeps Bees opening set at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday last was no exception. Due to the sound mix up in the balcony, Jessica’s vocals were not as prominent as usual, but this gave us the opportunity to focus on Andy’s precise percussion work. As the entirety of the “rhythm section”, the drums in this duo are crucial — to keep the time but also to fill the gaps between Jessica’s vocal flourishes. As She Keeps Bees continues to impress and develop a much-deserved reputation for excellent performances, the duo anticipate a productive 2011. Dig On will be released in the Summer, and much touring will follow. We’ll tweet the dates when we have them.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Sharon Van Etten set, and the sound quality is clear, but we would have preferred a greater vocal presence in the house mix. Enjoy!

Stream “New Seed”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

She Keeps Bees
2011-04-16
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Balcony Rail
Far Right 15 feet from Stacks

Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2011-04-29

Setlist:
[Total Time 27:02]
01 [introduction]
02 Release
03 [banter1]
04 Make It Easy
05 [banter2]
06 I Don’t Believe You
07 [banter3]
08 Gimme
09 Ribbon
10 [banter4]
11 [new song]
12 New Seed
13 [banter5]
14 [new song2]
15 [banter6]
16 Cold Eye

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT She Keeps Bees, visit their website, and purchase their excellent releases from their Bandcamp Page [HERE].

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