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Purling Hiss: November 18, 2011 Cameo Gallery – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

November 26, 2011
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[photo courtesy is Scott Troyan]

There is something completely natural and unassuming about Mike Polizze’s approach to music. He’s recorded under the name Purling Hiss for the last several years, but recently recruited a band to perform live. Purling Hiss is all about no-nonsense guitar-centered hard rock. Polizze is from the Philadelphia school of long-haired guitar, which includes Kurt Vile and Adam Granduciel of The War On Drugs. The common characteristic (besides the hair) is that each of these artists is a fairly mellow and unassuming person off-stage who immediately crank the volume and the energy when the amps are turned on. Last week at Cameo Gallery, we saw Purling Hiss for the first time since they opened for Vile at Bowery last June. This time, the band headlined and performed an outstanding forty-five minute set that never let up. Polizze’s guitar was front and center from the outset and each song provided an opportunity to stretch out and flex the axe. We’re streaming “Passenger Queen”, which switched to overdrive about halfway through the six minute song and provided one of the many Polizze peaks.

I recorded this set with the Neumann’s raised on a pole eight feet high directly in front of the soundboard and mixed with a soundboard feed. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Passenger Queen”:

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Purling Hiss
2011-11-18
Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2011-11-19

Setlist:
[Total Time 46:35]
01 Limerence
02 Lolita
03 Run From The City
04 Passenger Queen
05 The Hoodoo
06 Voices
07 [tech and tuning]
08 [untitled new song]
09 Don’t Even Try It
10 Been Teased
11 Almost Washed My Hair

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North Highlands: October 22, 2011 Cameo Gallery (CMJ) – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

November 9, 2011
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[photo from North Highlands Facebook page]

North Highlands are one of Brooklyn’s most promising new indie-folk bands. Their 2010 Sugar Lips EP gave us a taste of their talent, as Brenda Malvini’s sweet vocals and keys are accompanied by a full band of accomplished musicians. In October, the band released their first full length album. Wild One is the full realization of those talents, as eleven-song album features infectious and expertly crafted melodies. At the Cameo Gallery on Saturday of CMJ week, North Highlands played in the middle of the bill but brought out a fine crowd for their 4 pm set time. The band’s short set featured five Wild One songs, and one apparent new song. We are streaming “Bruce” which features an irresistible hook that is spiced up with a nod to Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark”. North Highlands have two upcoming gigs, on November 17 at Shea Stadium and December 15 at Glasslands (PopGun Presents Holiday Party!).

I recorded this set in the same manner as the previous posts from this show. The vocal microphone was problematic for the first two songs so that the lead vocal levels are low, but ultimately reach the appropriate volume. With that caveat, enjoy!

Stream “Bruce”:

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North Highlands
2011-10-22
Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2011-11-07

Setlist:
[Total Time 25:27]
01 Steady Steady
02 Salty
03 Lion Heart
04 [new song]
05 Bruce
06 Roundhouse

If you enjoyed this recording from NYCTaper, PLEASE SUPPORT North Highlands, visit their Facebook Page, and purchase their new album Wild One from their Bandcamp page [HERE].

Born Gold: October 22, 2011 Cameo Gallery CMJ Show – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

November 2, 2011
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[blackberry photo by nyctaper]

If the photo posted above makes no sense, then you have not seen Born Gold live. The performer formerly known as “Gobble Gobble” has a new album out called Bodysongs, and he played a series of CMJ shows last week to support it, including the Saturday day show at Cameo Gallery. However, the live Born Gold experience can not be anticipated by just listening to the new album — its an experience that must be seen to be believed. The band is the recording project of Canadian Cecil Frena, who occupied the front center of the stage at a ten-foot table layered with a series of digital effects, mixers, laptops, pedals and assorted gadgets. On the floor in front of the stage were the other two members of the band who provided not only percussion, but also contributed to the electronic gadgetry and the overall histrionics. The entire show was lit by two green-tinted stage lights and a liberal use of a fog machine. Oh, and the music. Frena is a wizard with his gadgets, as he produced an aggressive throbbing beat layered with hypnotic melodies and effects-laden vocals. Each song ignited the crowd into a frenzy — at six o’clock in the afternoon. Its hard to imagine the level of crowd participation at a wild 3am club scene. Born Gold seems made for that setting.

We recorded this set in the same manner as the Prussia set posted yesterday. However, Born Gold provided a full mix of their sound to the board, and that mix was meticulously balanced. We stressed the room mics in our mixdown to accentuate the atmosphere and the result is an excellent recording with plenty of room feel. Enjoy!

Stream “Wrinklecarver”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

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Born Gold
2011-10-22
Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2011-10-30

Setlist:
[Total Time 34:31]
01 [new song]
02 Alabaster Bodyworlds
03 End of Days
04 [brand new song]
05 Lawn Knives
06 Party Time
07 Wombstone
08 Boring Horror
09 [banter]
10 Wrinklecarver

If you enjoyed this recording from NYCTaper, PLEASE SUPPORT Born Gold, visit their website, and and purchase their new album Bodysongs from their Bandcamp page [HERE].

Prussia: October 20, 2011 Cake Shop + October 22, 2011 Cameo Gallery (CMJ Shows) – Flac and MP3 Downloads and Streaming Songs

November 1, 2011
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[photos by Amanda Hatfield]

Prussia is a self-described “experimental pop” band from Detroit. With two keyboards, often three guitars, and a range of sound effects to supplement the unique vocals of singer Ryan Spencer, Prussia is at the forefront of the burgeoning Michigan underground music scene. Last week, the band traveled to NYC for CMJ and performed seven times. We were fortunate to have them play at both shows we hosted this year — the NYCTaper CMJ show at Cake Shop on Thursday and the Golden Ratio / BirdDog Promo / NYCTaper show at Cameo Gallery on Saturday. Prussia played in the second slot for both shows, but the early afternoon set time did not detract from their energy or musical prowess. Behind all of the inventive experimental indie is simply five outstanding musicians. Prussia’s third release is their new album Poor English, which is available in a “name your price” format on Bandcamp. Their set included four of the new songs, two of which are streaming below.

I recorded the Cake Shop set in the same manner as all the of the recordings already posted from that day and the sound quality is superb. The Cameo Gallery recording is a mix of the Neumann microphones on a stand in front of the soundboard booth and mixed with a soundboard feed. The room is a boomier than Cake Shop, so that while the sound is quite excellent, its a very different recording from the Cake Shop one. Enjoy both!

Stream “Bleeder” from Cake Shop:

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Stream “Sheep Hunt” from Cameo Gallery:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files
Cake Shop (HERE)
Cameo Gallery (HERE)

Direct Download of the Complete show in FLAC:
Cake Shop [HERE]
Cameo Gallery [HERE].

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Prussia
2011-10-20
Cake Shop
NYCTaper CMJ Show
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2011-10-31

Setlist:
[Total Time 25:59]
01 Girl Cop
02 Mediator
03 Bleeder
04 Sleeper
05 Sheep Hunt
06 Annie

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Prussia
2011-10-22
Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2011-10-31

Setlist:
[Total Time 25:19]
01 Girl Cops
02 Mediator
03 Bleeder
04 Sleeper
05 Sheep Hunt
06 Annie

If you enjoyed this recording from NYCTaper, PLEASE SUPPORT Prussia, visit their website, and and purchase their new album Poor English from their Bandcamp page [HERE].

Caveman: September 17, 2011 Beekman Beer Garden + August 19, 2011 Cameo Gallery – Flac and MP3 Downloads and Streaming Songs

September 28, 2011
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[photos courtesy of Amanda Hatfield]

In the last six weeks, we have twice had the pleasure of seeing one of Brooklyn’s brightest new bands — each time supporting an nyctaper-favorite band. In August when Caveman opened for War On Drugs at Cameo Gallery, we were unfamiliar with the band. Their sound features prominent keyboards, which naturally draws comparison to 80s bands, but its the heavy rhythmic elements that align them with contemporaries like The Dodos and Local Natives. Following the Cameo show, Caveman played a sold-out CD release show for their debut album CoCo Beware at Mercury Lounge. We caught them again after the Mercury coming-out party, this time at the Beekman Beer Garden with The Hold Steady. Perhaps it was my imagination, but it seemed that in a month since the Cameo show, Caveman was playing tighter and with more confidence. “Old Friend”, which flows live from the instrumental “Vampirer” was a strong end of set number that features a driving beat and the sweet melancholy vocals of Matthew Iwanusa, and we are streaming it below.

I recorded the Cameo show in the same manner at the War On Drugs recording, with the Neumanns supplemented with a mono board feed. The Beekman show was recorded with the four-microphone rig directly in front of the soundboard cage. The sound quality of both sets is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Old Friend” from Beekman Beer Garden:

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Stream “Thankful” from Cameo Gallery:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files:
Beekman Beer Garden [HERE]
Cameo Gallery [HERE]

Download the Complete shows in FLAC
Beekman Beer Garden [HERE]
Cameo Gallery [HERE]

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request

Caveman
2011-09-17
Beekman Beer Garden
New York, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Inside Soundboard Cage
Thirty Feet from Stage

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

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2011-09-22

Setlist:
[Total Time 41:11]
01 Easy Water
02 A Country’s King of Dreams
03 My Time
04 December 28th
05 Thankful
06 Decide
07 My Room
08 Vampirer
09 Old Friend
10 Wheres The Time

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Caveman
2011-08-19
Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard (mono) + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 16bit 44.1kHz 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
2011-09-21

Setlist:
[Total Time 41:13]
01 A Country’s King of Dreams
02 Pricey
03 December 28th
04 My Time
05 Vampirer
06 Old Friend
07 Easy Water
08 My Room
09 Thankful
10 Decide

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The War On Drugs: August 19, 2011 Cameo Gallery – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

August 22, 2011
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08192011_WarOnDrugs-10
[photo courtesy of Cory Smith and The Line Of Best Fit Blog]

The War On Drugs released Slave Ambient this past week. Its an album that’s been in the works for a couple of years, since the 2008 release of their excellent Secretly Canadian Records debut Wagonwheel Blues. But in a way, its an album that’s been waiting much longer for its release. The band’s leader Adam Granduciel incorporated some older songs into the album and spent many months tweaking the mixes, reworking arrangements, and perfecting what will undoubtedly become one of 2011’s best albums. When we recorded The War On Drugs in January, the new songs were beginning to take shape, but when the album versions were released, the positive developments were striking. On Friday at Cameo Gallery, The War On Drugs performed a superb ninety-minute set that consisted primarily of Slave Ambient material — eight of the album’s twelve songs were played. Of the new songs, the second-slotted “Baby Missiles” was particularly tight and focused and we’re streaming it below. Other highlights included the jammed transition from “It’s Your Destiny” into “I Was There”, and the eighteen-minute encore of “A Needle In Your Eye #16” with an extended guitar and sampled-driven ambient jam. The War On Drugs will be touring throughout the Fall. While they are on a current East and Midwest swing, they will tour Europe in September, and return to the US in October.

I recorded this set with the Neumann microphones mounted in the center of the room in front of the soundboard booth and raised to 12 feet. The room mics were mixed with a mono board feed to accentuate the vocals, and the sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Baby Missiles”:

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

The War On Drugs
2011-08-19
Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 16bit 44.1kHz 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
2011-08-22

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:26:47]
01 Best Night
02 Baby Missiles
03 [banter]
04 Comin Through
05 Your Love Is Calling My Name
06 Come To The City
07 [banter2]
08 Brothers
09 It’s Your Destiny
10 I Was There
11 Arms Like Boulders
12 [banter3]
13 Black Water Falls
14 [banter4]
15 Buenos Aires Beach
16 [encore break]
17 A Needle In Your Eye No 16

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Hamilton Leithauser: February 20, 2011 Cameo Gallery (Noncerts 1) – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

May 31, 2011
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The first show in what promises to be a long-running charity series called Noncerts took place in the end of February at the Cameo Gallery. The main purpose of Noncerts is to purchase a piano for every public school in Brooklyn, and all proceeds from the events go towards that goal. The first night featured performances from Noncerts founder Dave Godowsky, superb songwriter David Dondero, Ween leader Gene Ween, and the lead singer of The Walkmen Hamilton Leithauser. Hamilton’s set threw us for a bit of a loop — but in a good way. Instead of solo Walkmen numbers, the entire Leithauser set consisted of fairly obscure but brilliant covers, which included nyctaper-favorite Cass McCombs (“Don’t Vote”), and DC political punk band Weird War (stream “See About Me” below) . We also recorded the second Noncerts show in the end of April, and hope to offer sets from that night soon.

I recorded this set with the Neumanns mounted at the front of the sound booth and mixed with an excellent soundboard feed. The sound quality of this set is superb. Enjoy!

Support Noncerts by following them on twitter [here].

Stream “See About Me” (Weird War cover):

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

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Hamilton Leithauser
2011-02-20
Cameo Gallery
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 and Produced by nyctaper
2011-02-21

Setlist:
[Total Time 28:39]
01 [introduction]
02 Tall Tale Storyline [Mazarin]
03 [banter]
04 Don’t Vote [Cass McCombs]
05 [banter2]
06 Young Fool [Max St. Michael]
07 Road Song [Max St. Michael]
08 [banter3]
09 See About Me [Weird War]
10 [banter4]
11 Ballz [Josh Wise]

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Hamilton Leithauser and The Walkmen, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from the Fat Possum Records website [HERE].

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