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

March 12, 2013
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[Photos by P Squared Photography]

Hans Chew was kind enough to play a show for us for the second time in five months, taking the stage at Cameo Gallery as a bit of a sequel to his performance at Cake Shop during CMJ back in October.  As with that show, Hans delivered a barn burner of a set, this time in a venue with a loud, upgraded sound system that put extra oomph behind his boogie woogie blues-rock.  Along with new numbers like “Strange Love” and Junker’s Blues,” Chew delivered the finest version I’ve heard of one of his 2010 numbers, “Old Monteagle & Muscadine (Tennessee Part One)”, which leads off his Three Lobed Recordings debut Tennessee & Other Stories.  It is almost silly that an artist of Hans’ talent level was available to open a gig of this size — he has the style of sound, the chops and the showmanship to dominate far-larger stages.  We hope to see the Tennessee native’s next record in print some time this year, but until then, we hope this live set will tide you over. Enjoy!

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 microphones and an excellent soundboard feed by Cameo engineer Josh.  The sound is outstanding, easily surpassing the Cake Shop recording from last year.  Enjoy!

Stream “Old Monteagle & Muscadine (Tennessee Part One)”:

Download the Complete show [MP3] | [FLAC]

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Hans Chew
2013-02-15
Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
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, compress SBD, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ, “retro” exciter)>Audacity 3.0 (tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 41:35]
01 Chango>
02 Tom Hughes Town
03 Old Monteagle & Muscadine (Tennessee Part One)
04 Strange Love
05 The Heart Is Deceitful
06 Magnet Moon
07 [banter]
08 Junker’s Blues

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Hans Chew, visit his website, and buy Tennessee and Other Stories from Three Lobed/Divide By Zero Records [HERE]

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

February 21, 2013
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[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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Arbouretum
2013-02-15
Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

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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
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Facebook Invite / Tickets [HERE]

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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.

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[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.

She Keeps Bees: December 15, 2012 Cameo Gallery – Flac/MP3/Streaming

January 17, 2013
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[photo courtesy of Amanda Hatfield and brooklynvegan]

Last month at Sharon Van Etten’s secret show at Cameo Gallery, we weren’t entirely certain until well into the evening as to whether Sharon would actually play. But we were ok with that, since the bill included our old friends She Keeps Bees. We hadn’t seen Jess and Andy in quite a while, likely in over a year. They spend a lot of time recording and playing in Europe, since, well, our brethren overseas have caught on to the magic of She Keeps Bees better than the audiences and industry folk over here. Their 2011 release Dig On was one of Rough Trade’s albums of the year, but it hardly made a blip in America. In the US, its not to say that when a crowd is at an SKB show, they don’t have a great time. Its just that the crowds aren’t big enough and the industry buzz isn’t loud enough given the immense talent and likeability of this duo. Eventually, it will happen. And perhaps the friendship of performers like Sharon Van Etten will help — it certainly can’t hurt. At Cameo last month, She Keeps Bees played a forty minute set in a style to which we’ve become accustomed — a nice mix of material old and new, plenty of hilarious banter, and some outstanding individual performances. We’re streaming the finale of “Ribbon” because it encapsulates much of what’s great about this band, talent, energy and lots of soul.

I recorded this set in the same manner as Sharon’s set, and the sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “Ribbon”:

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She Keeps Bees
2012-12-15
Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Front of Soundboard Booth

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, EQ, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2013-01-16

Setlist:
[Total Time 36:02]
01 Sister Beware
02 Breezy
03 Counter Charm
04 Pillz
05 All or None
06 See Me
07 [banter]
08 Vulture
09 Gimme
10 Howl
11 Ribbon

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT She Keeps Bees, visit their website, and purchase Dig On from their Bandcamp page [HERE].

Sharon Van Etten: December 15, 2012 Cameo Gallery – Flac/MP3/Streaming

December 16, 2012
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[photo courtesy of Amanda Hatfield]

Apparently, you can go home again. As she returned to her old haunts, Sharon Van Etten played a semi-secret show at Cameo Gallery that brought everyone in the packed room back five years to the days when she charmed small crowds at the various local venues. Zebulon is now closed, Monkeytown is long gone, and Galapagos is now Public Assembly, but the passing of time was irrelevant last night. It was the performer and her magic voice playing songs that propelled her to her current lofty status that had the room enchanted. Sharon was joined for much of the set by current band member Heather Woods Broderick, who provided beautiful harmonies. The set consisted of a nice mix of older numbers (“Consolation Prize” is streaming below), her current repertoire and some fairly obscure early numbers. But through it all Sharon proved that even though her gigs are now at venues like Town Hall and Beacon Theatre, she is still the same unassuming and modest young woman that charmed us all back then. “I miss the old days”, Sharon said late in the show. So do we.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cards mounted front and center of the soundboard and mixed with an excellent board feed. The quiet music on stage is subject to some of the ambient noise of the room (bottles, doors, etc), but overall the sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Consolation Prize”:

This Recording is now available to Download in FLAC and MP3 and to Stream at Archive.org [HERE].

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Sharon Van Etten
2012-12-15
Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Center Balcony Rail

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, EQ, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2012-12-16

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:11:28]
01 [introduction]
02 Kevin’s
03 Leonard
04 I Fold
05 Have You Seen
06 All I Can
07 You Really Didn’t Do That
08 [banter – Santa Con]
09 Consolation Prize
10 [banter – parent’s basement]
11 Tornado
12 Give Out
13 Damn Right [aborted]
14 Heart In The Ground
15 Oh My Love

If you download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Sharon Van Etten, visit her website, and purchase Tramp directly from Jagjaguwar Records [HERE]

Steel Phantoms: May 15, 2012 Cameo Gallery – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

June 13, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

Brooklyn’s Steel Phantoms had been on my list of bands to see for awhile. The band makes catchy, tightly-wound rock n’ roll that incorporates elements of 80s postpunk, new wave and prog-rock, and it is an infectious combination in any setting. Though they were the first act on a four-deep bill at Cameo Gallery on this night (and had the good nature to joke about it), the Phantoms owned the rapidly-filling room with their rapid-fire set that featured mostly-new material, plus a total of three tracks from their Forer and Steel Phantoms EPs (both available on their bandcamp page). After a caffeinated kickoff that featured “Fast Stop” and “Evening Routine” from their first EP and a new song, “’94”, the band slowed it down with the midtempo “Mona” before kicking things back into high gear. The band saved the best for last with their new song, “I Get You”, which gave guitarist Jesse Newkirk a chance to show off his versatility with the instrument. This is a band with loads of potential and a wide potential audience that is, we think, on the way up.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Doe Paoro recording, and this particular capture is even better than that one – truly flawless. Enjoy!

Stream “’94”

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Steel Phantoms
2012-05-15
Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK5 (cardiod, PAS)>CMC6>Aerco MP-2 + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (mix down, adjust levels, set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Fast Stop
02 Evening Routine
03 ’94
04 Mona
05 Blade Runner
06 Bedouin
07 [banter]
08 I Get You

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Steel Phantoms, like them on Facebook, and grab their EP Forer for free on their bandcamp page.

Doe Paoro: May 15, 2012 Cameo Gallery – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

May 25, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

Happy Memorial Day, readers!  Enjoy this live show along with your three-day weekends!

For several years now, our popular culture has been deluged with singing contests, each seemingly more elaborate than the last. The obsession with vocal talent – and specifically, finding unique vocalists who can carry a stage show on their own – has never been greater.

Of course, Doe Paoro isn’t on the Idol-Voice-X-Factor circuit, nor should she be. A singer like her wouldn’t be comfortable as an anodyne persona dropping “interesting” “reinterpretations” of decades-old classics. No.  Doe – or Sonia Kreitzer, her given name – is the kind of artist who opens her show with a beautifully rendered Tibetan opera song because, as she said, she wants to “set the intention of the music, as an offering”. And instead of a Vegas-style LCD-paneled behemoth, she has been using the humbler stage of Cameo Gallery for the past four Tuesday nights to share her music and reach fans.

Paoro’s vocals are compelling and powerful – though again, perhaps not in the vanilla sense that TV overlords are looking for. She credits part of vocal skill to her study of lhamo, a Tibetan opera tradition (hence, the opener) and perhaps it’s that that gives her the otherworldly, international feel that she has.  In Paoro’s phrasing, there is something distinctly her own, and she is willing to take a vocal to a harsher place if the song demands it. One review I have read compared her to Tune-Yards; I hear a bit of Alanis Morissette in her approach, especially in terms of her vocals’ “it” quality. Her album Slow To Love, a self-released effort currently available on bandcamp and being shopped to labels, is a spare-but-powerful effort that leaves an impression in its 27 minutes. The record wisely keeps the vocals front and center while deploying the vocals in a variety of genre settings; “Body Games” is the record’s straight-ahead pop number; “I’ll Go Blind” is bottom-heavy funk; “Born Whole” is the sort of spectral R&B one expects of James Blake. At this show, Doe Paoro showed no fear delivering a big, classic ballad like “Can’t Leave You” with its soaring vocal runs, which showcased her considerable range. Paoro closed the set with the song that first got her noticed, a cover of the Baltimore synth outfit Future Islands‘ “Little Dreamer”. Paoro’s version of the song is a beautiful valedictory, and it made the perfect coda to a magical evening. She’ll be sharing her gift on bigger stages before long.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 cardiod microphones and a soundboard feed. The recording is outstanding.  Enjoy!  Also – special thanks to our friends at Fucking Nostalgic for turning us on to this artist!

Stream “Born Whole”

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Doe Paoro
2012-05-15
Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK5 (cardiod, POS, 8ft)>KCY>Z-PFA>Aerco MP-2 + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition (mixdown)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance, EQ, light compression, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Tibetan Opera Intro>Slow to Love
02 [banter]
03 [unknown 1]
04 I’ll Go Blind
05 Body Games
06 Soft But Strong
07 Born Whole
08 Can’t Leave You
09 Little Dreamer [Future Islands]

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Doe Paoro, like her on Facebook, and purchase Slow to Love on bandcamp on a “name your price” basis [HERE]

AU: March 29, 2012 Cameo Gallery – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

April 2, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

AU is not so much a “band” as a single man’s vision – that of one Luke Wyland, currently of Portland, OR and previously of Boston. Wyland performs under this moniker in a variety of configurations – with everything from an orchestra to his current setup of just him and drummer Dana Valatka. While AU earns comparisons to bands like Panda Bear and Animal Collective, Wyland’s vision is more playful than those contemporaries. His songs give off what a fellow show-goer described as almost a “carnival” vibe at times; they are bombastic, exuberant, and downright fun no matter what your frame of mind.

This show at Cameo Gallery found AU headlining to celebrate the release of Both Lights, the band’s new album that was release today on the quirky and flawlessly curated Hometapes. a label that plays home to several of this site’s current favorites. AU rewarded a packed house with a set that began with “Ida Walked Away” from the band’s record Versions, followed by the steel drum-dominated “rr Vs. D” from Verbs before transitioning to all-new material from Both Lights that wowed the crowd.  That set-within-a-set began with the relentless and appropriately-titled “Get Alive” and transitioned into the more anthemic “OJ”. This short set could barely contain all of Wyland’s disparate ideas, but it was rewarding to see him wind up with two more extended numbers “Go Slow” and his first single from Both Lights, “Solid Gold”. If this crowd was worn out from a four-band bill that ran a bit late, it didn’t show. It would have been hard to exhaust AU’s endless fountain of ideas with a set twice this long.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Howth set, with AKG large-diaphragm microphones and an excellent soundboard feed from the Cameo FOH.  The results are also outstanding.  Enjoy!

Stream “Solid Gold”

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AU
2012-03-29
Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

AKG C 414 B-XLS (cardiod, ORTF, DFC, FOB)>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 2.0 (tracking, set fades, downsample to 16/44.1)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Ida Walked Away
02 RR vs. D
03 [banter]
04 Get Alive
05 OJ
06 Why I Must
07 Go Slow
08 Solid Gold

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT AU, visit their website, and purchase Both Lights directly from Hometapes [HERE]

Howth: March 29, 2012 Cameo Gallery – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

April 1, 2012
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[Photos courtesy of Jonny Leather and Mecca Lecca Recording Co.]

Our friend and longtime music blogger Jonny Leather has managed to achieve a dream that few music fans do – creating his own label, Mecca Lecca Recording Co., to release the music of the bands he loves. In a fairly short period of time, he has built up a strong roster of acts like Unicycle Loves You (a favorite of this site), Christopher Paul Stelling, and Ghastly City Sleep, among others.  But my favorite of all of them, and a band I had been wanting to see ever since I bought their first record on bandcamp, is Howth.  This recent show at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn showcased the young band at the top of their game as they shared material from their forthcoming album (and Kickstarter success story) Newkirk.

The band’s bio styles their sound as “psychedelic folk”, but their rich, texturally varied sound belies that simple label.  In addition to their folk influences, I heard elements of the epic sweep of The Antlers in some of their songs like the set closer “Keep Me Away From the Mirror”; the off-kilter rock of Radiohead and Modest Mouse in a few others; and even a few moments when the vocal harmonies reminded me of doo-wop and 60s pop. Howth is a versatile, dynamic act that clearly has a lot of gas left in the tank musically, and has already shown a lot of growth over just two releases. That said, there is no denying some of the earlier songs like “Idaho #1”.  My favorite song of the set was probably “Only Right Turns” from Newkirk – the song has compelling guitar work, soaring vocals and a healthy dose of the loud/soft dynamic that a fan like me who grew up in the 90s is permanently addicted to. Even better, Jesse Newkirk of Steel Phantoms gave this version an extra-special touch.  Howth will release Newkirk on May 1st, followed by a record release show at Mercury Lounge.  I’d recommend putting both on your calendar.

I recorded this set with AKG 414 large-diaphragm mics that were specifically selected to accentuate the detail in Howth’s rich sound, and a soundboard feed from the Cameo staff. This outstanding recording should serve as a worthy introduction to the band and their latest material.  Enjoy!

Special thanks to Howth, Jonny Leather and Mecca Lecca for inviting us to record the show, and my apologies for it taking me this long to actually see the band!

Stream “Only Right Turns”

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Howth
2012-03-29
Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

AKG C 414 B-XLS (cardiod, ORTF, DFC, FOB)>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, limiter)>Audacity 2.0 (tracking, set fades, downsample to 16/44.1)>FLAC Level 8

Tracks
01 Out in Eagan
02 Snow Bank
03 Idaho #1
04 Wind Blows Cold
05 David
06 [banter]
07 Only Right Turns
08 Needles and Pins*
09 Keep Me Away From the Mirror

*with Jesse Newkirk of Steel Phantoms

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Howth, pre-order Newkirk on their bandcamp page, and check out their page and the other excellent roster of acts at Mecca Lecca Recording Co.

EULA: February 2, 2012 Cameo Gallery – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

February 12, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

Brooklyn’s EULA have been on a tear lately, just having wrapped up a slew of local shows that brought them to many of my favorite venues (and some newer ones like Big Snow and NXL LVL).  It was hard to pick the perfect time and place to see them with so many good options, but Cameo Gallery seems to have a been a great choice.  The stage wasn’t overlit, the sound was spot-on, and the band, well, they were on fire.   EULA’s sound updates the classic three-chord postpunk of the riot grrl era, recalling classic bands like Bikini Kill, Le Tigre and Sleater-Kinney.  Frontwoman Alyse Lamb does her predecessors proud with a confident vocal delivery and equally strong guitar attack; she comes off in her role like a combination of Kathleen Hanna and Debbie Harry (the band has a pretty mean Blondie cover, I hear).  But this band is more than a great frontwoman; they’re a tight group of musicians capable of delivering uptempo rapid-fire bursts of quality postpunk.

This set focused on the band’s latest record, Maurice Narcisse, and the contrast between the more raw live versions and the studio versions – with their additional flourishes – is a positive one, with things to like about each.  On record, the band comes across a bit more poppy – a song like “Wake Up” shows the contrast – whereas live their punk influences predominate, especially on songs like “Honor Killer”.  They closed this show with a scorcher, the early tune “Fight Riff” from their Language of Threat EP.

EULA have one more Brooklyn show this month, at Shea Stadium on February 24, before heading out of town for a bit.  They will return to NYC on March 22 at Zebulon.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed from the Cameo engineer and Schoeps MK22 “open cardioid” microphones.  The results are excellent.  Enjoy!

Stream “Maurice Narcisse”

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EULA
2012-02-02
Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack
exclusively for NYCTaper.com

Schoeps MK22>KCY>littlebox + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, set fades, light EQ, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 intro/Above the Weather
02 Dirty Hands
03 Housewolf
04 Wake Up
05 Texas Stampede
06 Honor Killer
07 Maurice Narcisse
08 Rosie the Riveter
09 Fight Riff

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