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Arbouretum: February 15, 2013 Cameo Gallery – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

February 21, 2013

[Photos courtesy of P Squared Photography]

One of the first things you notice at an Arbouretum show is how clearly you can hear frontman and lyricist Dave Heumann’s vocals. He enunciates, he articulates each word carefully, in a way that suggests he wants you to actually hear what he’s singing. And if you don’t pay attention to that, you’re missing out. This is, after all, a band that wrote an entire album (The Gathering) inspired by Karl Jung’s The Red Book.  You could be forgiven, though, since along with those literary-inspired vocals, you’ll get a deep, Southern rock-inflected groove punctuated by Heumann’s own searing guitar solos. This show, which we helped to present, at Cameo Gallery proved a worthy sequel to their set at Glasslands back in 2011 when we last saw them. This set introduced us to new material from their excellent Thrill Jockey release, Coming Out of the Fog, plus some choice back catalog including one of my favorites, “St. Anthony’s Fire” from their split EP with Hush Arbors. Also not to be missed among the older material was the mighty set closer, “The Gathering”, while “World Split Open” was a highlight of the new material, which is some of the band’s most concise in years.  Helped by an outstanding mix from Josh of the Cameo Gallery, the band put out a flawless set before the packed house that surpassed the 2011 show in intensity, though not quite in length. The band is spending the rest of this month and March in the UK and Europe, so for our readers across the pond, now is your chance.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 microphones and a soundboard feed from house engineer Josh. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

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Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5 (cardiod, DFC, DINa)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard (engineer: Josh)>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (set fades, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ, exciter)>Audacity 3.0 (tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 46:03]
01 All At Once, the Turning Weather
02 World Split Open
03 [banter]
04 The Promise
05 Oceans Don’t Sing
06 [banter2]
07 St. Anthony’s Fire
08 The Gathering Song

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Arbouretum, visit their website, and buy Coming Out of the Fog and their other releases directly from Thrill Jockey [HERE]

NYCTaper Presents: Endless Boogie Record Release Party w/ Arbouretum and Hans Chew at Cameo Gallery this FRIDAY, Feb 15

February 13, 2013

Facebook Invite / Tickets [HERE]

Endless Boogie
Endless Boogie
Whether you’re sick of Valentine’s Day shenanigans or not, you owe it to yourself to join your fellow music fans at Cameo Gallery this Friday, February 15, as NYCTaper presents a triple bill from three excellent live bands that we dig. NYC’s Endless Boogie are fixtures of the local rock scene, and deservedly so. We first saw them opening for Pavement during their reunion tour a few years ago and have followed them with interest since, as they have cranked out some positively deadly LPs like the double Full House Head on local No Quarter Records.  As their name implies, EB play big songs with fat, chooglin’ riffs that you might remember from the 70s, if you’ve been alive that long. If not, this is what you missed. The show will be the release party for their new No Quarter release, Long Island, the first track of which recently debuted on NPR. If you want more Boogie than that NPR taste, there is also a three-hour (remember that word, “endless” in the name) live set from WFMU online.  Or, you know, just  come to the show and find out what they’re about in the raw.

[Arbouretum. Photo courtesy of the band’s Facebook page]

This show’s out of town guests, also introducing material from a new record, are NYCTaper veterans Arbouretum.  This will be their first NYC show since their latest Thrill Jockey release, Coming Out of the Fog.  If you managed to catch their set at Glasslands back in 2011 like we did, you know to expect some tightly performed, heavy-rocking Southern-influenced psych rock with a strong literary streak.  Coming Out of the Fog is their most focused work yet and these guys’ live show is not to be missed. See what we mean by streaming our 2011 recording below:

Hans Chew

You may have first met the piano boogie wizard Hans Chew when he played the NYCTaper CMJ Day Party back in October. If you didn’t, you missed a barnburner.  Hans kicked off that show with almost all-new tracks, and a few months later, he’s got even more new material to share.  Hans will start this night off at 8:30p.m. sharp, and he should more than wet your whistle for the next acts to come with his high-energy and endlessly entertaining style that takes its honky-tonk roots into the 20th century.  His Three Lobed/Divide by Zero LP Tennessee & Other Stories is not to be missed, and we expect a new release from him this spring if things go according to plan.

We hope to see you at Friday’s show.  Once again, tickets are HERE and the Facebook invite is HERE.

Arbouretum: October 14, 2011 Glasslands – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

October 28, 2011

[Photos by acidjack]

Thrill Jockey’s band page for Arbouretum describes them as a “taper’s dream”, and they could well be right about that.  With open song structures, a hard-rocking, Southern-informed psych-rock sound an solid dose of showmanship, the band comes off a bit like an updated, thinking man’s version of bands like CCR and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and they play a hell of a good show that doesn’t belie that comparison.  The band took the stage behind a veil of smoke, launching into a brief psychedelic intro before hitting full stride on “False Spring” the leadoff track to their 2009 record, Song of the Pearl.  That led into “White Bird”, the sole song played from their latest Thrill Jockey release, The Gathering.  The musical virtuosity only went up from there, with “Down By the Fall Line” leading directly into “Mohammed’s Hex and Bounty” in a combined 17-minute piece that found the band in top form.  Frontman Dave Heumann puts a lot of thought into his dense, literary lyrics, and (somewhat unusually for an indie artist) actually sings them so you can hear them.  As audience members called out various rarities and covers throughout the set, the band finally obliged with a ripping version of CCR’s “Long As I Can See the Light.”

I recorded this set with my usual mounted setup of DPAs on the center post plus a soundboard feed from Josh, the head FOH engineer at Glasslands. The sound is excellent.  Enjoy!

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This recording is now available to download as FLAC or MP3 at [HERE].

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DPA 4021 (DFC, ORTF)>Sound Devices USBpre2+Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (24/48)>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition (mixdown)>Audacity (tracking, set fades, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 59:22]
01 [intro]
02 False Spring
03 The White Bird
04 Down By the Fall Line>
05 Mohammed’s Hex and Bounty
06 Ghosts of Here and There
07 Song of the Nile
08 Long As I Can See the Light [Creedence Clearwater Revival]

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Arbouretum by visiting their MySpace page and purchasing their official releases directly from Thrill Jockey [HERE]

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