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Nocona: August 28, 2015 The Gutter – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

September 16, 2015


Correspondent Rich Cuiffo writes: “Nocona is about energy, a rock band with history. They draw their roots in country, folk, punk, and rock. They take the psychedelia of the 13th Floor Elevators and mash it up with the Bakersfield sound – Roky and Buck; Love and the Burrito Brothers. The mix of all these eclectic tastes – art and twang and punk and family – comes together to bring a distinct style that takes risks and delivers a sound unlike any other artist today. Their free spirit is evident in up-tempo tunes and infectious hooks with honesty, written by lead vocalist and guitarist Chris Isom.

While several band members have lived and gigged in NYC over the years, Venice, California is where they currently hang their hats.  I’ve been fortunate to spend the last couple of years with them at SXSW in Austin the always dig hearing them live. This was their debut NYC performance with an awesome show of support from friends both old and new.  In typical family style, this gig was a Kickstarter kickoff for old friend and local luthier, Jay Braun, whose Brooklyn Instruments is moving into full production of smart, affordable instruments in a small, local shop using renewable, salvaged and repurposed materials. To learn more about this great cause please visit this site.

Clocking in at around and hour, this set delivered a mix of old and new songs featuring most of their new album Long Gone Song.  Hope you all enjoy this band as much as me and will come out to see them next time they come through.”

Download the complete set: [Apple Lossless] (note: No FLAC files are available for this set. For MP3, download the files from the Soundcloud set below)

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The Gutter
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at
Recorded and produced by Rich Cuiffo

Schoeps MK41’s > Nbob actives > Tinybox (OT) > Sony PCM-M10
Transfer: SD Card > 24/96 Wav > usb > iMac > Audacity > 16/44.1 Aiff > xAct > FLAC (level 8)

01 Intro
02 Long Gone Song
03 Toothless Junkie
04 All the Victories
05 Beelzebub
06 Knives and Cologne
07 Ahh Lovey
08 Outside the Lines
09 Train Song
10 Hated
11 Whites of Your Eyes
12 Brimstone
13 Prehensile Soul
14 It’s Just

Nocona is:

Chris Isom – Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar
Adrienne Isom – Bass, Vocals
Justin Smith – Drums
Elan Glasser – Harmonica

For more info on Nocona please visit and

Media Jeweler: April 3, 2015 Shea Stadium – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

May 29, 2015

Media Jeweler
[Photo by acidjack]

Media Jeweler are a new-ish four piece from the OC, and since 2013 they’ve been laying down a category-defying brand of post-rock with complex, overlapping rhythms and repeating motifs. Acidjack and I stumbled upon them last month playing an opening set at Shea Stadium. We were blown away by their unique jams and a set crafted not like a collection of disparate elements but as a concise and deliberate piece. That ability carries over to their upcoming album, $99 R/T HAWAII, for which I scored a sneak preview that lives up to the high expectations conjured by their live performance. The band was in town for one night only, stopping off at Shea after recording in Providence, RI and this marks their first live appearance outside of California. The album is due out soon, but in the meantime you can catch Media Jeweler at some live dates out by their home turf. They’re planning a return to the east coast this fall, a visit I’m already looking forward to.

This set was recorded by Shea Stadium engineer, Nick Pitman. I mixed down the multitrack files and the sound is excellent. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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Media Jeweler
Shea Stadium
Brooklyn, NY

Exclusive download hosted at courtesy of
Recorded by Nick Pitman
Produced by Eric PH

Soundboard multitrack > Adobe Audition CC > Izotope Ozone 5 > Audacity 2.0.5 (amplify, fades, downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [25:12]
01. Untitled
02. No Exit
03. Passport Invalid
04. Blistered
05. Looking Glass
06. Looking Back
07. Looking Glass (Reprise)

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