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Thermals: April 28, 2016 Market Hotel

May 4, 2016
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The Thermals @ Market Hotel
[photos by Will Oliver from We All Want Someone blog]

“This is the best Brooklyn show we’ve ever had, for sure”. Hutch Harris made his love of this night clear before the band’s last song, the third of three encores “Pillar Of Salt”. In a way it wasn’t hard to predict that The Thermals at the Market Hotel would be a show for the ages — the two institutions have recently returned from a hiatus and are now better than ever. There are also historical parallels between the two — ToddP used to book earlier versions of the band in Portland in the last decade.

This was a show for the now, as The Thermals’ first new album in three years, We Disappear was released in the end of March and the band is on tour to support its release. But there was also an acknowledgment of history as the band is also celebrating the 10th anniversary of perhaps their most successful album, 2006’s The Body, the Blood, the Machine. As a result, the setlist was a curious alternating selection of songs from each album in sequence with a few other classics sprinkled in between. The show maintained a consistent energy level and the very sold-out crowd was with the band throughout — physically and support-wise. This was one of the most animated Market crowds thus far and the band acknowledged the crowd in tribute.

The Thermals tour continues across the US over the next 3 weeks, dates here.

I recorded this set with the installed Audio Technics cards mixed with an excellent board feed mixed by the band’s superb touring FOH. The results are raw but right. Enjoy!

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Thermals
2016-04-28
Market Hotel
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Upfront Audience

Soundboard + Audio Technica 4051 > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:17:17]
01 Into the Code
02 My Heart Went Cold
03 Here’s Your Future
04 I Might Need You to Kill
05 An Ear for Baby
06 [banter – blood splattered vinyl]
07 Hey You
08 If We Don’t Die Today
09 The Sunset
10 Born to Kill
11 [crowd]
12 The Great Dying
13 In Every Way
14 Test Pattern
15 St Rosa and the Swallows
16 Back to the Sea
17 Now We Can See
18 The Walls
19 Thinking of You
20 Always Never Be
21 Power Doesn’t Run on Nothing
22 I Hold the Sound
23 [encore break]
24 No Culture Icons
25 Returning to the Fold
26 A Pillar of Salt

Support The Thermals: Website | Purchase We Disappear | Tour Dates

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Waco Brothers: April 13, 2016 Union Hall

April 25, 2016
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Correspondent NeilD writes:

The Waco Brothers may be credited as the godfathers of “insurgent country” — they were set to release the first single on Chicago’s Bloodshot Records back in 1995 until it turned out some members were out of town, leaving Waco co-frontman Jon Langford to go it alone — but their influences have always been far broader than just taking classic country and infusing it with punk energy. A quick perusal of their nine-album oeuvre turns up covers of songs by Johnny Cash and Roy Acuff, sure, but also Neil Young, Gram Parsons, T. Rex, and even Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd; their latest and first full album in more than ten years, “Going Down in History,” matches a strong set of typically astringent originals with covers of both Texas cowpunk pioneer Jon Dee Graham (“Orphan Song”) and the Small Faces (“All or Nothing”), with the album dedicated to the latter’s keyboard player Ian McLagan, who died a little over a year ago.

The Wacos were born and raised in tiny Chicago bars (the original genesis of the band was as a way for Jon and fellow guitarist/vocalist Dean Schlabowske to earn free drinks), which made the Brooklyn stop on this tour altogether appropriate: With its stated 100-person capacity stretched to the breaking point and the volume cranked up way past 11, Union Hall was sweaty and ear-shattering throughout this hour-and-a-half set. Highlights included an outstanding “Walking on Hell’s Roof” from 2000’s Electric Waco Chair — with a blistering violin solo courtesy of guest Waco and frequent Langford collaborator Jean Cook — plus a healthy sampling of songs from the new album, including Schlabowske’s hauntingly catchy “Receiver,” Tracey Dear channeling the Clash’s Mick Jones more than ever on “Had Enough,” and Langford’s “Building Our Own Prison,” with its takedowns of big-box-store culture and Malvina Reynolds-inspired “tick-tack, clackity-clack” refrain. For the encore, drummer Joe Camarillo ceded the drum throne to founding Waco (and longtime Mekon) Steve Goulding, as the band kicked into a song that started out as a mashup of “Pinball Wizard” and “Folsom Prison Blues,” before veering off into those covers of “Interstellar Overdrive” and “20th Century Boy” that were staples of the Wacos live playbook long before showing up on last year’s covers album “Cabaret Showtime.”

The set was recorded with AT-853 mics suspended from the Union Hall ceiling, mixed with a board feed. Huge thanks to Union Hall soundman Alex, to venue booker Shannon Manning (not just for bringing the Wacos to Brooklyn and for her support of NYCTaper but for the timely supply of a chair so I could reach the aforementioned ceiling), and to Langford, Schlabowske, Dear, Camarillo, Cook, and Alan Doughty for reinvigorating the band after a long semi-hiatus.

Download the complete show from its page on the Live Music Archive: [MP3] [FLAC]

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Waco Brothers

Union Hall
Brooklyn, NY
April 13, 2016

Soundboard > Sony PCM-M10 > WAV (24/48) + AT853 cardioid mics > SP-SPSB-1 battery box > Sony PCM-M10 > WAV (24/48) > Sound Studio (light dynamic compression and mixing) > FLAC (16/44.1) > Tag > FLAC
Recorded and mastered by neil d

01 intro
02 See Willy Fly By
03 Red Brick Wall
04 Had Enough
05 Receiver
06 Going Down in History
07 Harm’s Way
08 Pigsville
09 Devil’s Day
10 Too Sweet to Die
11 Walking on Hell’s Roof
12 All or Nothing
13 Plenty Tough and Union Made
14 Fox River
15 Building Our Own Prison
16 I Fought the Law
17 Revolution Blues
18 Do You Think About Me
19 Orphan Song
20 White Lightning
21 Big River
22 Pinball Wizard/Folsom Prison Blues/Interstellar Overdrive/20th Century Boy

You can learn more about the Wacos and purchase their albums at:

http://wacobrothers.com/wb/
https://www.bloodshotrecords.com/artist/waco-brothers
https://wacobrothers.bandcamp.com/

Freakwater: February 16, 2016 Bell House

February 23, 2016
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[photo by Neil deMause]

Correspondent Neil D writes:

If you Google around a bit, you’ll find a typically snotty Pitchfork review of Freakwater‘s 2005 album “Thinking of You” that says, in essence, “Sure, Catherine Irwin and Janet Bean may be brilliant lyricists and sing incredible harmonies, but when are they going to show us something new in their bag of tricks?”

Ten years and change later, Pitchfork can officially STFU. “Scheherazade,” the first Freakwater album since “Thinking of You,” maintains the singular harmonies and mind-bending lyrical twists that have come to typify Freakwater — there are even plenty of the band’s patented dead-baby references, though if I’m doing my textual analysis right, the “baby” thrown down the well in the leadoff track may not be what it at first seems. But musically it strikes out in unexpected directions, with one track (“Down Will Come Baby”) pairing Irwin’s banjo with a psychedelic guitar rave-up, while others seem to owe a debt to the carefully calibrated dissonance of Bean’s other band, Eleventh Dream Day.

The current Freakwater tour takes that spirit of experimentation out on the road, bringing along slide guitarist Morgan Geer (Drunken Prayer, The Unholy Trio), fiddle player Anna Krippenstapel, and drummer Neal Argabright(Jaye Jayle) to augment the core trio of Bean (guitar, vocals), Irwin (guitar, banjo, vocals), and David Wayne Gay (bass). Their set at Bell House — where they last previously appeared in 2013 performing their classic LP “Feels Like The Third Time” for its 20th anniversary — featured nine of the eleven tracks from “Scheherezade” (Geer performed another, his own “Missionfield,” during his opening set), including subtle gems like “Skinny Knee Bone” and “Velveteen Matador” (speaking of songs in need of deeper textual analysis); plus several Freakwater classics (highlighted by the chill-inducing “Cloak of Frogs”) and a Fairport Convention cover to close out the show. They still have a couple of weeks left on the road, so if they’re coming through your town, be sure to catch them before they disappear again — hopefully not for ten years this time.

This recording was mixed from a soundboard feed provided by the Bell House soundfolk (Nick and, um, I really need to start writing these names down), along with AT-853 cardioid mics mounted at the front of the soundboard. Feel free to re-edit the tracking to separate out several long sections of banter into your own Freakwater comedy album.

Download the complete show: [MP3/FLAC]

Freakwater
2016-02-16
Bell House
Brooklyn, NY

Soundboard > Sony PCM-M10 (line in)> WAV (24/48) + AT853 cardioid mics > SP-SPSB-1 battery box > Sony PCM-M10 (mic in) > WAV (24/48) > Sound Studio > FLAC (16/44.1) > Tag > FLAC

Recorded and mastered by neil d

Tracks
01 [intro]
02 What the People Want
03 The Asp and the Albatross
04 Buckets of Oil
05 Wound Up
06 Bolshevik and Bollweevil
07 Binding Twine
08 Velveteen Matador
09 Number One With A Bullet
10 Skinny Knee Bone
11 Falls of Sleep
12 Good For Nothing
13 Cloak of Frogs
14 Hero_Heroine
15 Down Will Come Baby
16 Take Me With You
17 My Old Drunk Friend
18 Come All Ye Rolling Minstrels [Fairport Convention]

More Freakwater news, tour dates, and other stuff at: http://www.freakwater.net/  Like Freakwater on Facebook.

Destruction Unit: October 17, 2015 Ad Hoc Car Wash

November 4, 2015
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[photos courtesy of Edwina Hay for Impose Magazine]

I’m pretty sure I can say that Destruction Unit has the best band name of anyone I saw this year. It’s not only catchy in its own right, but describes perfectly the maelstrom of noise that this postmodern Arizona punk band will rain down on you until you either risk your skull in the mosh pit or haul your ass to the exits. Destruction Unit is the kind of experience that’s polarizing, intimidating, and absolutely perfect to close out a show like Ad Hoc’s epic post-CMJ show in a Williamsburg car wash. By the time the band took the stage to close out the evening, the humble PA system was positively shredded, the house team fighting to keep the sound going. The band took things well past the limit, with a long lead-in to the pummeling track “Destruct.” This set stuck entirely to the band’s latest record, Negative Feedback Resistor, their second for Sacred Bones Records, though many of the songs found themselves extended for a few measures. The band was rightly hailed by Newsweek as the best band they saw at CMJ, and it’s hard to argue with that after seeing their live show. Even with the vocals buried under the beating being taken by the PA (you can hear them much better on this recording than you could in the room), it didn’t matter to the crowd, which erupted into a mosh pit early and didn’t let up for the entire, pummeling 35 minutes of this set. If you’re going to make a trip out east to slog your way through a bunch of CMJ shows, you ought to make it count. No question that Destruction Unit did that and more.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the day’s other recordings, with AT 4051 microphones and a soundboard feed. The sound quality is reflective of the setting and the style, and represents it quite well. Enjoy!

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Destruction Unit
2015-10-17
Ad Hoc Car Wash
Hand & Detail Car Wash Center
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Audio Technica 4051 (LOC, FOB, PAS) + Soundboard>Roland R-26>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, edit SBD, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, image)>Audacity 2.0.5 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Disinfect
02 Salvation
03 Chemical Reaction/Chemical Delight
04 If Death Ever Slept
05 The Upper Hand

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Destruction Unit, like them on facebook, and buy their records from Sacred Bones Records.

 

Yo La Tengo: December 13, 2012 Maxwell’s (Hanukkah Night 6) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

December 23, 2012
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[Photos courtesy of P Squared Photography]

Donate to the Ali Forney Center [HERE]

This will be our final post of Yo La Tengo shows this year.  With eight nights to cover, plus opening band recordings still to come, you might start wondering why this site didn’t just change its name to “YoLaTengoTaper” at some point. But the fact is, the live experience of rock music is all about surprise, virtuosity and connection, and if any band can do those three things over the course of eight nights in the same venue better than Yo La Tengo, I haven’t seen it. They’ve been various hailed (or mocked, depending on your perspective) as a rock critic’s type of band – earnest record collectors themselves whose vast knowledge of the music they like influences and changes the music they play. Over these eight nights, you get the feeling that you’re getting a look into their no-doubt-massive record collection. You see the band cover every manner of obscure tune to big rock anthem, with artists that have affected their careers and that still inspire them taking the stage as openers. These Hanukkah shows are a distillation of all that makes this band great. And for many of us, this band represents so much of what makes music great. To really appreciate how true that is, I recommend that you read Jesse Jarnow‘s painstakingly researched and endlessly entertaining biography of the band and the era they came up in, Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie RockThen listen to these shows again, and see how much Jesse has opened up the world of this band to you.

Neither of us from NYCTaper were able to actually attend this show, so we would like to extend our thanks to a fellow taper who has flown to New York from Portland to share the section with us for the last several years for allowing us to post his recording. He goes, appropriately enough, by the moniker “yltfan”, and I think anyone who would fly across the country to see and record the band deserves that title. He has done an amazing job capturing this show, and like the rest of you, I’m going to enjoy giving it a full listen to get the full feel of its greatness (including the band playing with guest vocalist Barbara Manning, and a killer version of “Five Cornered Drone (Crispy Duck)”).

yltfan used Audio Technica 4053 hypercardiod microphones and a soundboard feed from Mark, the band’s engineer, and Carson, Maxwells’ longtime engineer. Like the rest of the YLT Hanukkah recordings, this one is is outstanding. Enjoy!

This show was a benefit for the Ali Forney Center, which provides housing for homeless LGBT youth, and was severely damaged in Hurricane Sandy. Yo La Tengo asked repeatedly during these shows for fans to consider the low ticket price and to give additional funds to the causes they chose. As we are offering the download for free and without any requirement to donate to the charity, we ask that you please do so.  

Stream “Five-Cornered Drone (Crispy Duck)”

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Yo La Tengo
2012-12-13
Hanukkah Night 6
Maxwell’s
Hoboken, NJ USA

Hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded by yltfan
Produced by acidjack

Audio Technica 4053 (inside SBD cage, PAS) + Soundboard (engineer: Mark) >> Tascam DR-680>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, exciter, adjust stereo image)>Audacity 3.0 (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Setlist courtesy of Jesse Jarnow (www.jessejarnow.com)

Tracks [Total Time 1:34:15]
01 Big Day Coming (quiet)
02 Evanescent Psychic Pez Drop
03 Frenzy [The Fugs]
04 Let’s Save Tony Orlando’s House
05 Five-Cornered Drone (Crispy Duck)
06 Winter A Go Go
07 [banter1]
08 I’m On My Way
09 [banter2]
10 I’ll Be Around
11 Cherry Chapstick>
12 Styles of the Times>
13 Sugarcube
14 Little Honda [The Hondells] (no noise jam)
15 Blue Line Swinger
16 [encore break]
17 Christmas Is Lonely (When You’re A Jew) [The Yule Logs] *
18 [banter3]
19 B4 We Go Under [Robert Scott] *
20 Tried So Hard [Gene Clark]

* With Barbara Manning on guitar and vocals and Dan Vargas on vocals

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Yo La Tengo, visit their website, and pre-order the new album Fade from Matador Records [HERE].

Cold Showers: September 20, 2012 Glasslands – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 5, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

Cold Showers come from LA, but their influences hail from less sunny shores. Stylistically, they’re a Manchester band through and through, with a heavy nod to Joy Division in particular. Lead singer Jonathan Weinberg (also drummer of La Sera) anchors the proceedings with his deep baritone, backed by insistent keys and swirling guitars for the full post-punk effect. Opening for The Soft Moon at Glasslands to an already-full venue, Cold Showers dispensed with the bullshit and launched right into “Alight”, which should appear on their forthcoming LP on Dais Records, Love and Regret. By the time “Violent Cries” got going three songs in, the entire crowd was won over. Like the best of the Factory Records bands of yore, Cold Showers take that dark energy and marry it to flawless pop instincts; “In Terms of Pleasure”, in particular, is a memorably well-crafted song, not to mention a killer song title and chorus, and the newly-released single “BC” is right up there with it. This set was brief by design – only six songs – but it whet our appetite for more. If more UK-like weather is needed to inspire this type of music, well, I know a certain borough of NYC where this band could fit right in…

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Soft Moon recording, with Audio Technica 3031 microphones onstage together with a well-balanced soundboard feed. Like the Soft Moon recording, this one is a winner. Enjoy!

Thanks to Cold Showers for permitting us to share this recording. Love and Regret releases on Dais Records next week on October 9.

Stream “BC”

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Cold Showers
2012-09-20
Glasslands
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Soundboard + Audio Technica 3031 (onstage, ORTF)>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 3.0 (set fades, tracking, amplify, downsample)>FLAC (level 8 )

Tracks
01 Alight
02 The Fire
03 Violent Cries
04 In Terms of Pleasure
05 BC
06 I Don’t Mind

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Cold Showers, like them on Facebook, and pre-order Love and Regret directly from Dais Records [HERE]

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

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

Sennheiser MKH-8040 (ROC, 8ft, PAS) + Soundboard + Audio Technica 3031 (stage lip, NOS)>Sound Devices USBPre2 >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>3x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, gentle tube)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

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

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
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

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT White Hills, like them on Facebook, and purchase their records including Frying On This Rock directly from Thrill Jockey [HERE]

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

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Audio Technica 3031 (stage lip, NOS)>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, tube effect)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

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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Stream “Honor Killer”

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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

Audio Technica 3031 (stage lip, NOS)>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, tube effect)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

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

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[Photo by MaryAnne Ventrice]

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