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Natureboy: April 5, 2012 Brain Cave Festival at Bell House – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

May 30, 2012
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[photo by Eric Groom courtesy of Impose Magazine]

Less than a week after Kevchino and NYCTaper presented Natureboy at Union Pool (here), the band also appeared at the excellent Brain Cave Festival. Natureboy’s set at the Bell House that Saturday was one my own personal highlights of the day. The group recently added two new members, who seem to continue to work well with Sara and Cedar. Sara is more confident performing the new material live, and the result was a powerful set that caught the attention of much of the crowd, which began to fill as the day evolved. We did not post this set back in April since we had just posted the Union Pool set, but given the new developments for Natureboy, now is the time. Last week, the band did a brief tour of the Midwest that included a recording session with Daytrotter. Tomorrow night, Natureboy returns to NYC for a show at The Paperbox in Brooklyn (more info here). But the most exciting recent announcement was the residency that Natureboy will play at Pianos. The band plays four consecutive Thursdays beginning on June 7, and the residency includes a healthy dose of special guests. We will certainly be there.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the El Jezel Brain Cave set previously posted and the sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Heart To Fool”:

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Natureboy
2012-04-05
Bell House
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser 8040 Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert 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 2012-05-28

Setlist:
[Total Time 36:13]
01 Pariah
02 A Flame
03 Lexies
04 Blow To The Head
05 Head To Toe
06 Sight To See
07 Heart To Fool

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El Jezel: April 5, 2012 Brain Cave Festival at Bell House – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

April 25, 2012
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[photo by Eric Groom courtesy of Impose Magazine]

El Jezel is not a new band — they have been around for about five years. They even played a show we presented in 2009 at Monster Island. But they have certainly not received their due. The trio is fronted by the married couple George and Jess Flanagan so there is a natural stage chemistry, and their song writing has always been top notch. But at the Brain Cave Festival at Bell House a couple of weeks back, it was the guitar playing that caught my ear. George has a clean tone and uses his pedals judiciously to create a full band sound. This is a guitar player who understands the proper use of technique, subtlety and the flow of a song. We are streaming “Watermain” from their 2009 album The Warm Frequency, which highlights all of George’s strengths as a performer all in one neat package.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser MKH-8040 Cardioids mounted at the soundboard cage, and mixed with a board feed. The mix is primarily audience as the room had a nice feel throughout the entire Fest. Enjoy!

Stream “Watermain”:

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El Jezel
2012-04-05
Bell House
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser 8040 Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert 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 2012-04-22

Setlist:
[Total Time 27:43]
01 Logan
02 Let’s Go Home
03 Vanish
04 Michigan
05 Do You Love Me Now [Breeders]
06 Watermain

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Real Estate: May 20, 2011 Bell House – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

June 14, 2011
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[Photos courtesy of Jill of fortheloveofbrooklyn photoblog]

Our friends Real Estate have spent the past few years doing it “the right way” – garnering critical attention for the debut LP and building off of that with varied, exciting and packed live shows. Their hard work has paid off in the form of an exciting new deal that finds them leaving one of our absolute favorite boutique labels – Woodsist – for one of the best-curated international indie labels, Domino Records. Per Domino’s press release, a new record is expected in October of 2011. Giving a treat to a Friday night crowd that the band said was one of their best NYC crowds in years, the band played a bunch of new material, including a number of songs we had not heard before. The new songs do not deviate wildly from the old material – call them evolutionary rather than revolutionary – but demonstrate their continuing overall improvement as a band and as songwriters. Ridgewood’s finest will no doubt play some local shows before that new record comes out, and we expect to enjoy hearing more of the new material between now and then.

hi and lo recorded this set with the Schoeps microphones in our usual location in the venue. As with the Julian Lynch recording, these accurate microphones picked up a lot of natural reverberance of the wide room. However, the house mix was stronger, and the crowd a bit less chatty, so with additional mastering efforts, this recording is the much better of the two. Enjoy!

Stream “Easy” [new song]:

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Real Estate
2011-05-20
Bell House
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded by hi and lo for nyctaper.com
Produced by acidjack

Equipment: Schoeps Mk5 (cardiod)>NBox+>Sony PCM-M10 (24/44.1)
Position: Clamp to soundboard, mics DINa
Mastering: 24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, EQ, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:15:54]
01 instrumental
02 Suburban Beverage
03 [banter/tuning]
04 Easy [new]
05 Pool Swimmers
06 [unknown]
07 Younger Than Yesterday
08 [unknown] – new
09 [banter]
10 Fake Blues
11 [banter]
12 [unknown-new]
13 [banter]
14 [unknown]
15 All The Same
16 [unknown]
17 Atlantic City
18 Beach Comber
19 [encore break]
20 Black Lake
21 Out of Tune

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Julian Lynch: May 20, 2011 Bell House – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

June 12, 2011
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[Photo by Jill of fortheloveofbrooklyn photoblog]

We last caught Julian Lynch at Music Hall on a freezing cold January night, where he showed off some new songs from his then-forthcoming record, Terra. Since then, Terra has been released and proven another unqualified success, and Julian has had more time to develop the material in the live setting. This show found him opening for fellow Ridgewood, NJ natives Real Estate at the Bell House, a somewhat more cavernous space than the tight-sounding Music Hall. The set followed that January set relatively closely, with a few twists (and without the full 16-minute presentation of this night’s closer, “Travelers”) and included what appeared to be a new song (correct me if I’m wrong) that showed a more rocking side of Lynch. His current plans include some summer tour dates, as well as a planned EP for early 2012. Until then, we hope this live recording will tide you over.

hi and lo recorded this set from our usual spot in the venue with Schoeps cardiod microphones. The wider pattern of these mics picked up more of the room reverberations of the venue, and the Friday night crowd, than are optimal, but after some fairly heavy editing, I think it sounds quite good. Enjoy!

Real Estate was also recorded and will be posted shortly.

Stream the new song:

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Julian Lynch
2011-05-20
Bell House
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded by hi and lo for nyctaper.com
Produced by acidjack

Equipment: Schoeps Mk5 (cardiod)>NBox+>Sony PCM-M10 (24/44.1)
Position: Clamp to soundboard, mics DINa
Mastering: 24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, EQ, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 37:48]
01 Terra
02 Just Enough
03 Nen Vole
04 Stomper
05 Rivers
06 [tuning]
07 [unknown]
08 Rancher
09 Back
10 Travelers

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Cary Ann Hearst & Michael Trent (Shovels & Rope): May 18, 2011 The Bell House – FLAC & MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

June 7, 2011
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shovels
[still shot from this video]

The Charleston, South Carolina musicians Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent recently teamed up to combine several disparate recording ideas into a collaboration they call “Shovels & Rope“, which resulted in a record by the same name and a nationwide tour that included a number of dates with The Felice Brothers. This show at the Bell House was one of such opening sets (you can get the Felice Brothers set here), but Shovels & Rope were given a headliner-length set, and deservedly so. The duo, with nothing but a couple of guitars and a junkyard drum kit (literally salvaged from the trash) played by Trent, gave the already-packed house an outstanding set that combined Shovels & Rope material with standout tracks from their latest releases, including Hearst’s new record Lions and Lambs. In an era where what passes on the Billboard charts as “country” is little more than bubblegum pop with a Southern accent, it’s not surprising that real country music has found an audience with the rock and indie rock sets. Hearst and Trent may not be household names for a lot of NYC fans, but they are both formidable songwriters and breathtakingly authentic musicians, whose songs offer up sharp lyrical narratives as well as memorable hooks and melodies. Songs like “Hollowpoint Blues” highlight the new project’s appeal, with its rock n’ roll churn punctuated by Hearst’s spine-tingling vocals. Hopefully this current record is only the beginning for Hearst and Trent’s collaborations – Shovels & Rope is truly greater than the sum of its parts.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Felice Brothers recording, with more emphasis given to the soundboard portion of the recording. The sound quality is outstanding, and I think it is even better than the Felice Brothers recording. Enjoy!

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Shovels & Rope (Cary Ann Hearst & Michael Trent)
2011-05-18
The Bell House
Brooklyn, NY USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Equipment: Soundboard+Schoeps Mk41>CMC6>Sound Devices USBpre2>>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (24/48)
Position: Clamp to soundboard, about 9ft up, PAS
Mastering: 2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, downsample to 44.1kHz, set fades, tracking, amplify and balance, smooth peaks, downsample to 16bit)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Gasoline
02 [unknown]
03 The Thread
04 Boxcar
05 [unknown]
06 [unknown]
07 [banter]
08 Complicated Type
09 The Winner
10 The Hardest Thing
11 Hollowpoint Blues
12 All or Nuthin’
13 Bad Luck

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The Felice Brothers: May 18, 2011 Bell House – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

May 24, 2011
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Felice Bell
[Video screenshot courtesy of D.F. Yonkman of Dead Elm]

From busking in NYC subway stations six years ago to selling out the Bell House two nights in a row this week, life for The Felice Brothers keeps evolving in a positive direction. Although they effectively got their start here in New York City, their sound and their approach are more informed by their hometown of Palenville, in the Catskill Mountains upstate. Their country-inflected rock is full of grit, with primary vocalist Ian Felice drawling out his lines in whiskey-drenched full throat, reminiscent at times of early Dylan, and brother James Felice adding meat to their delivery with his brawny vocals (plus his accordion, and piano work). The third brother, Simon Felice, left the band several years ago and tours on his own, but rest assured, the non-related remaining members of the band do an excellent job here, too. Their music isn’t prettified or trendy or arch; these are songs born for the barroom, suitable to a night of melancholy or getting ripshit with your oldest friends. Their lyrics brim with casual violence and the desolation of America’s darkest corners; a guy running an upstate meth lab might or might not listen to this, but these songs are often perilously close to his story.

These Brooklyn shows heralded the release of the band’s pathbreaking new record, Celebration, Florida (even the name of this central Florida planned town evokes something twisted). The new record takes a dramatic push beyond the basic strictures of the country/rock genome, incorporating such varied instrumentation as synths, a horn section, and drum machines, as well as some found sounds. The show kicked off with the first track from the album, “Fire At the Pageant,” and it was immediately evident that the new direction, while maybe a bit jarring at first listen, works to broaden the band’s palette without detracting from the raw, elemental sound that made fans fall in love. The band’s first new single, “Ponzi”, also demonstrated the new approach well, with its synth beats and politically current subject matter (you can probably guess from the title). Several special guests came out to show their love for the band, including former tourmate Conor Oberst on “Wonderful Life” (streaming below) and the searing finale, the fan favorite “Frankie’s Gun”, which also featured Deer Tick‘s Ian O’Neill and the opening act for the evening, South Carolina’s Shovels and Rope. The song, with the stage packed with musicians and friends of the band, was a fitting end to this first of two evenings in Brooklyn. Clearly, the Felice Brothers have plenty of friends here.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed from the Bell House engineer Jeff, together with the Schoeps microphones. The recording is outstanding, and this audio will be featured in upcoming video footage from Dead Elm.

Special thanks to the band’s management, Ravenhouse Ltd, for inviting us to the performance!

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The Felice Brothers
2011-05-18
The Bell House
Brooklyn, NY USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Equipment: Soundboard + Schoeps Mk41>CMC6>Sound Devices USBpre2 >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (24/48)
Position: Clamp to soundboard booth, about 9ft up, PAS
Mastering: 2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, downsample to 44.1kHz, set fades, tracking, amplify and balance, smooth peaks, downsample to 16bit)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:21:46]
01 intro
02 Fire at the Pageant
03 Run Chicken Run
04 White Limousine
06 Hey Hey Revolver
06 Ponzi>
07 Take This Bread
08 Back In the Dancehalls
09 Got What I Need
10 Iron Mike
11 Honda Civic
12 Greatest Show On Earth
13 The Big Surprise
14 [banter]
15 Wonderful Life
16 Love Me Tenderly
17 Stepdad
18 River Jordan
19 [encore break]
20 Whiskey In My Whiskey
21 Frankie’s Gun

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Antietam: May 10, 2011 Bell House – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

May 18, 2011
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[photo by nyctaper]

Last Tuesday at Bell House was not just the first “wheel spin” Yo La Tengo show ever in NYC, it was also the CD release show from YLT friends and collaborators Antietam. In fact, Antietam was the headlining band at Yo La Tengo’s first-ever show at Maxwell’s in 1984. The latest Antietam release Tenth Life is their eighth studio album and first since 2008’s Opus Mixtum. At the Bell House, Antietam performed the entire album Tenth Life from start to finish, taking only a breather at what would be the end of Side A on the vinyl. The album continues in the same vein as the first CD of the two-disc Opus set (and this 2008 concert), with Tara Key’s aggressive gibson-guitar work out front and propelled by the Tim Harris’s bass and Josh Madell on drums. The no-nonsense approach to songwriting has been an Antietam staple, and Tenth Life is no exception.

I recorded this set with the four microphone rig mounted on a clamp at the front of the soundboard booth. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Big Bluff Love”:

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Antietam
2011-05-10
Bell House
Brooklyn, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded at the Soundboard Rail

Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021’s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2011-05-16

Setlist:
[Total Time 37:44]
01 Numbered Days
02 Something’s Gonna Give
03 Kick It Hard
04 Big Bluff Love
05 Things You Can’t Explain
06 [banter]
07 Clarion
08 Better Man
09 Basra Bound
10 Lucky Day
11 (Keep Me) Satisfied

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Yo La Tengo: May 11, 2011 Bell House – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

May 15, 2011
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[Photo from the 5/10 show courtesy of Chris Gerbeck at fucking nostalgic]

After an epic Tuesday night “Spin the Wheel” show that found Yo La Tengo playing a special “Name Game” first set, the second night kicked off with “I’d Like To Buy A Vowel,” a new wheel item that requires the band to play only songs of theirs that begin in vowels. In other words, the fans got some great music, but compared to having to, say, perform a classic sitcom, it was a fairly lucky and safe choice for the band. The safe moves ended after that, though, as they kicked off with the punked-up “Artificial Heart” that transitioned seamlessly into their more mellow classic, “Autumn Sweater.” From there the band played through the low-key trio of “If It’s True,” “I’m On My Way” and “Alyda” before kicking the tempo back up with the explosive (and rarely played) “86-Second Blowout” from 1992’s May I Sing With Me. After an inspired, noise-drenched “Outsmartener”, the band launched into an insane 14-minute version of “I Heard You Looking” that left it all on the stage. It was hard to imagine a band not finishing an entire show, let alone a set, after such a monster performance, but this being Yo La Tengo, they let us come down easy, wrapping up set one with the subdued Lou Reed cover, “It’s Alright (The Way That You Live).”

In general, I felt like the sequencing of this show was a slight improvement over the previous night, though we have seen so many Yo La Tengo shows in the past 12 months, it is hard to play favorites. Still, the second set of this show felt incredibly cohesive, kicking off with “Walking Away From You,” a 12-minute “More Stars Than There Are In Heaven” and “False Alarm” all presented as a virtually seamless composition. The noisy side of Yo La Tengo has always been my favorite, so this trifecta pushed all the right buttons for me. Set 2 ended with another awesome 23-minute three-song series, of a monster “Big Day Coming” that found Ira in top form on guitar, jamming straight into “Tom Courtenay” and ending with the band’s reimagined version of Beach Boys’ “Little Honda”.

Perhaps feeling sheepish that they hadn’t been forced to play anything ridiculously out-of-the-box during their two Brooklyn shows, for the encore, the band decided to play a mini-set of three songs in their alter ego cover band mode, Condo Fucks. As with the first set, the encore ended on a quiet note, with another May I Sing With Me number, “Detouring America With Horns.” Few bands get the chance to do truly do whatever the want night after night in front of sell-out crowds, and Yo La Tengo have done everything possible to earn it. No matter how many shows you see, there are always new dimensions, new twists, new laughs, and new songs to be impressed and surprised by, and these two nights exemplified that perfectly.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps microphones running into an ultraquiet digital preamp, combined with an excellent soundboard feed. The results are outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “86-Second Blowout”:

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Yo La Tengo
2011-05-11
The Bell House
Brooklyn, NY USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Equipment: SBD+Schoeps Mk41>CMC6>Sound Devices USBpre2>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (24/48)
Position: At soundboard, DFC, mics pointed at stacks
Mastering: 2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, set fades, tracking, smooth peaks, amplify and balance, downsample to 16bit/44.1kHz)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
Set I: I’d Like To Buy A Vowel
01 Game Show Intro
02 Artificial Heart>
03 Autumn Sweater
04 If It’s True
05 I’m On My Way
06 [banter]
07 Alyda
08 86 Second Blowout
09 Outsmartener
10 I Heard You Looking
11 It’s Alright (The Way That You Live) [Lou Reed]

Set II
12 Walking Away From You>
13 More Stars Than There Are In Heaven>
14 False Alarm
15 [banter]
16 The Weakest Part
17 [banter]
18 Mr. Tough
19 Satellite>Big Day Coming>
20 Tom Courtenay
21 Little Honda [Beach Boys]
22 [encore break]

Encore: (Mostly) Condo Fucks Set
23 Whatcha Gonna Do [Small Faces]
24 Come On Baby [Young Rascals]
25 Dog Meat [Flamin’ Groovies]
26 Detouring America With Horns

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Yo La Tengo: May 10, 2011 Bell House – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

May 13, 2011
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[photo by Chris Gersbeck at Fxxking Nostalgic]

We’ve seen Yo La Tengo countless times over the last several years, but their two shows this week were new to us. The “Wheel Spin” shows have been performed outside the NYC area, but Tuesday’s show at Bell House was the first time that this set structure was played here. The band took the stage to the theme music from Wheel of Fortune, and Ira brought out the spinning wheel, called a fan up on stage, and the “Name Game” was the winner — i.e., the first set contained only songs with names in them. The quiet “Griselda” opened the set, but it was the weird “Georgia vs. Yo La Tengo” that foreshadowed the strangeness to come. The band pivoted from quiet to noisy songs on a dime, and the set ended with a trio of songs played with such ferocity that long-time fans were shaking their heads. The highlight of the set and perhaps the evening was “Pass The Hatchet” (streaming below) which featured fourteen solid minutes of Ira shredding through 3 guitars, writhing on the floor and throwing himself into his guitar amp. This version surpassed even the phenomenal one we saw in March at Maxwell’s. After a break, YLT returned for another set, this time an hour of their non-themed music. Again segueing effortlessly from mellow to metal, folk to punk, the set’s highlights included “Barnaby” with Antietam’s Tara Key, a sweet rendition of James’s “Stockholm Syndrome” and the raging “I Heard You Looking” finale. Yo La Tengo plays a festival in Ohio this weekend, before heading over seas for two weeks of shows in Ireland, Scotland and England.

We recorded this set with the Neumanns clamped to the front of the soundboard booth and raised to 10 feet, and mixed it with a feed from the soundboard. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Acidjack recorded the second night of YLT at Bell House (May 11) and it will be posted tomorrow.

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Yo La Tengo
2011-05-10
The Bell House
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded by nyctaper, acidjack and hi and lo
Produced by nyctaper
2011-05-12

Setlist:
Set 1
[Total Time 56:39]
01 [spin the wheel]
02 Griselda
03 Georgia vs Yo La Tengo
04 Song For Mahlia
05 Moby Octopad
06 Avalon or Someone Very Similar
07 Let’s Save Tony Orlando’s House
08 Watch Out For Me, Ronnie
09 The Evil That Men Do
10 Pass The Hatchet, I Think I’m Goodkind

Set 2
[Total Time 1:09:12]
11 Our Way To Fall
12 Barnaby, Hardly Working
13 Demons
14 Stockholm Syndrome
15 The Crying of Lot G
16 [banter]
17 Double Dare
18 Nothing To Hide
19 Decora
20 I Heard You Looking
21 [encore break]
22 The Door Into Summer [Monkees]
23 Drug Test
24 For The Turnstiles [Neil Young]

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Buke and Gass: January 29, 2011 Bell House – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

March 2, 2011
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[photo by Amanda Hatfield]

Buke and Gass (that’s pronounced byeewk and gayse, in case you were wondering) are the exciting new Brooklyn duo of Arone Dyer, on vocals and the buke (a self-modified six-string ukelele) and Aron Sanchez on the gass (a guitar-bass hybrid), all of it blown through homemade amps. The band uses this unorthodox instrumentation to make similarly unorthodox and unexpected rock music, with rapidly shifting tempos and lyrics that range from the lovelorn to the whimsical. The effect, in the live setting, is magical, as you wonder, first, how the hell they are making this music with these instruments and, second, where Dyer perfected her vocal delivery, which has a plaintive punk edge tempered with sweetness. This 35-minute performance at the Bell House saw the band play the bulk of their 2010 record, Riposte (voted one of NPR’s 50 Favorite Albums of 2010), and left the crowd (already packing the venue in anticipation of Mission of Burma’s set (which we also recorded)) wanting more. The band just wrapped up a once-in-a-lifetime show on February 15 with Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson at The Stone, and they should have many more exciting moments in their future.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Mission of Burma recording. Although there is some audible hiss caused by the analog preamp used, the sound quality is nonetheless quite good. Enjoy!

Stream “Sleep Gets Your Ghost”:

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Buke & Gass
2011-01-29
Bell House
Brooklyn, NY USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Equipment: DPA 4021>Oade M248>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (24/48)
Position: ROC, at soundboard, mics at 9ft pointed at stacks
Mastering: 24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, EQ, amplify and balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Medicina
02 Medulla Oblongata
03 Sleep Gets Your Ghost
04 Naked Cities
05 [unknown]
06 Revel In Contempt
07 Page Break
08 Your Face Left Before You
09 Red Hood Came Home

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