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Tropical Fuck Storm: October 8, 2018 Elsewhere Zone One

October 10, 2018
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If my memory is correct, it’s been nearly ten years since Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin were last in NYC with The Drones, having made stops at Union Hall and The Bell House in 2009. But good things come to those who wait and now the pair are back with their new mushroom cloud of a band, Tropical Fuck Storm. The album, A Laughing Death in Meatspace, is nothing less than the antidote to a twisted, doomed world, with song topics spanning chess to cell phones to nuclear weapons in as many moves. With bandmates Lauren Hammel and Erica Dunn, Tropical Fuck Storm have been touring the U.S. opening for Modest Mouse, only taking a break to play this headlining set at Elsewhere’s Zone One. Beyond playing most of the tracks from A Laughing Death in Meatspace, they play Lost Animal’s “Lose the Baby,” Kitschin sings The Divinyls’ “Back to the Wall” (which was released as a b-side to “You Let My Tyres Down”), and the band closes with The Drones song “Baby Squared.”

The Tropical Fuck Storm tour with Modest Mouse continues in Montclair tonight (October 10)—tickets are still available and you’ve definitely got time. Go on down early to catch TFS. Check the TFS website for further dates.

Download: MP3/FLAC

Tropical Fuck Storm
2018-10-08
Elsewhere Zone One
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

Soundboard + MBHO KA200N/603A (at SBD) > Naiant PFA >> Sound Devices MixPre-6 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (mixdown, compression, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging) > FLAC (24/48, level 8)

Tracks: [1:00:41]
01. Chameleon Paint
02. Lose the Baby [Lost Animal]
03. Antimatter Animal
04. Soft Power
05. You Let My Tyres Down
06. Back to the Wall [The Divinyls]
07. The Future of History
08. Rubber Bullies
09. Two Afternoons
10. Baby Squared [The Drones]

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King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: September 12, 2015 Hopscotch Music Festival (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 8, 2015
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With the beer flowing, bodies flying, phone cameras silently snapping, and the floor jammed, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard showed everybody at the Pour House how to properly end a festival. The band pulled out all the stops for this set, cloaking themselves in liquid colors as they jammed through a bunch of their latest album, I’m In Your Mind Fuzz, as well as two new songs and one “very old” one — “Cut Throat Boogie,” from their first album, which didn’t make it far out of Australia. As had been the case most of the night at the Pour House, there was a line down the block, and the fans who actually made it inside were hungry to cut loose. The band seemed happy to oblige, cranking things up with the usual “I’m In Your Mind>I’m Not In Your Mind” sequence and not letting up for the full 70 minutes. The band has a new album, Paper Mache Dream Balloon, on the way next October from ATO Records, home to Alabama Shakes and others. Whether any of the new material we’ve been seeing on tour (such as at June’s Bowery and Baby’s All Right shows) will make it (the track list on the front cover might suggest no, if it’s real) is anyone’s guess, but it’s clear that this band remains on the path upward. This was another perfect, blurry end to a Hopscotch Music Festival to remember.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed from King Gizzard’s engineer plus the veteran Pour House engineer Jack, together with Schoeps MK41V microphones. The capture is loud and clear, a perfect reflection of the night. Enjoy!

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King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
2015-09-12
Hopscotch Music Festival
Pour House
Raleigh, NC USA

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

Schoeps MK41V (LOC, PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA + Soundboard (engineer: Jack)>>Roland R-26>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ, imaging)>Audacity 2.0.5 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:11:01]
01 I’m In Your Mind
02 I’m Not In Your Mind
03 Cellophane
04 I’m In Your Mind Fuzz
05 Hot Wax
06 Gamma Knife
07 The River
08 Robot Stop
09 Its Got Old
10 Cut Throat Boogie
11 [banter]
12 Sleepwalker
13 Am I In Heaven>Pill

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Courtney Barnett: June 17, 2014 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming

June 30, 2014
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[photo by Amanda Hatfield – complete set at brooklynvegan]

Courtney Barnett is a natural. Her singing style is so comfortable and nonchalant that she’s been described as “slacker rock” by the lazy non-music media. The reality is that Courtney is an incredibly hard-working artist who has in the last two years founded her own label, played in an Australian super-group, released two EPs and toured incessantly. In fact, Courtney Barnett could be accurately compared to Ty Segall in terms of her indefatigable nature. In May she released her first album with Mom and Pop Music which is essentially re-release of her two EPs as a single long player. The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas is an outstanding collection of songs — really a stunningly mature collection for a artist in her mid-20s. Courtney has performed in NYC quite a bit in the last few months, each time attracting a larger crowd and earlier this month she sold out Bowery Ballroom. Although she’s not a local, this show had that celebratory air that comes with a first-Bowery-sellout event. The trio came out to a warm welcome and immediately launched into a run of four songs before even coming up for air. After she greeted the crowd and thanked all for their support, the band worked more casually through much of the album and a couple of new songs before Courtney played another new song solo for the encore. We’re streaming the main set final “History Eraser” on which the band raged before exiting the stage.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cards mounted in our usual balcony location and mixed with an excellent feed by Bowery’s legendary FOH Kenny. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

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Courtney Barnett
2014-06-17
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [engineer Kenny] + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Mod) > 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 1:02:22]
01 David
02 Lance Jr
03 Canned Tomatoes (Whole)
04 Scotty Says
05 Don’t Apply Compression Gently
06 Are You Looking After Yourself
07 Out Of The Woodwork
08 Blah
09 [band introductions]
10 Avant Gardener
11 [new song]
12 [banter – end of the show]
13 History Eraser
14 [encore break]
15 DePreston

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Oren Ambarchi: September 8, 2012 Hopscotch Festival, Memorial Auditorium (Raleigh, NC) – Streaming Full Set

September 27, 2012
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[Photo by Jeremy D Larson. See his Flickr stream [HERE]]

Oren Ambarchi was a very special pickup for this year’s Hopscotch Music Festival. The world-renowned electronic guitarist and percussionist not only doesn’t spend a ton of time touring stateside, but is an especially rare sight in North Carolina. A frequent collaborator with the band sunn O))), Ambarchi’s work stretches the limits of music and the guitar as conventionally understood, with stretched-out song structures that are more dissonant soundscapes than proper songs. Coming on at Memorial Auditorium just before sunn O)))’s festival-closing set was an appropriate slot for Ambarchi and a logical move in terms of fan base; most who showed up in the hall knew what to expect (as much as anything that Ambarchi does is “expected”).  This 32-minute improvisation is classic Ambarchi, and an excellent introduction to his work for those hearing him for the first time.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 microphones in the cardiod setting from the optimal position in the venue. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

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Oren Ambarchi
Hopscotch Music Festival
Memorial Auditorium
Raleigh, NC USA

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

Schoeps MK5 (cardiod, DFC, 10ft, DIN)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (light eq, set fades, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC

Tracks
01 improvisation

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Our Mountain: January 16, 2012 Glasslands – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

January 19, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

In an excellent piece in the L Magazine entitled “101 Secrets to Indie Rock Success”, the magazine advises that “[p]laying instruments on a stage isn’t all there is to a performance. It’s got to rise to the level of a show. There are different ways to put one on, but just playing instruments, even quite well, isn’t enough.”  Our Mountain have obviously taken that to heart in a big way – they’re one of the most dynamic, engaging new live bands I’ve seen in awhile, and they look the part.

The third act of a four-act Glasslands bill with no weak links, Our Mountain still stood out immediately.  They come at you with punk sneer but play with adept, post-punk atmospherics and texture.  Their sound is all-encompassing, at times foreboding, at times coke-buzz intense. Frontman Matthew Hutchinson’s writhing, twisting moves and confident delivery make him seem like a frontman with decades of experience, and his vocal delivery puts him squarely in the company of great postpunk forebears like Gang of Four.  He comes by his non-American accent honestly as well – the bandmembers, now based in Brooklyn, originally hail from Melbourne, Australia.

Along with the killer music, the band has also gotten a fair amount of press for one of its founders, percussionist/keyboardist, femme fatale and model Abbey Lee (Abbey Lee Kershaw, in the fashion world).  She’d be the tall, beautiful, striking blonde woman in the back corner – most strikingly, when she was banging a heavy chain against a trashcan lid during the set opener “Drury Lane”.  But beyond Lee and her look, this band has that general sense of polish that tells you they are going places.  Live, each of their songs is delivered like it’s the last time they’ll ever play it – like they mean it.  Maybe it’s that whole “journeying from halfway around the world to make your rock n’ roll dreams come true” thing that makes them try that little bit harder – maybe.  Whatever the reason, Our Mountain are playing like they want this all to mean something, and they’re only getting started.  With no official releases under their belt yet, the band is gunning for live and studio opportunities.  My suspicion is they’ll get them.

I recorded this set with DPA 4021 microphones and a soundboard feed from the Glasslands FOH team.  The results are outstanding.  Enjoy!

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Our Mountain
2012-01-16
Glasslands
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording hosted exclusively at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

DPA 4021>Naiant littlebox + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, set fades, tracking, downsample)>FLAC ( Level 8 )

Tracks
01 Drury Lane
02 Midnight Black (with a white diamond on her forehead)
03 Untitled
04 1981
05 Wooden Hearts
06 Pink Elephant

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