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Lee Ranaldo: December 16, 2011 Glasslands + December 22, 2011 Maxwells – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

April 3, 2012
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2011 was an interesting and eventful year for Lee Ranaldo. As the 30th anniversary of Sonic Youth approached, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon split as a couple, and huge questions remained as to the continued existence of NYC’s foremost alternative rock band. Entirely coincidentally, Lee had also begun to work on a new set of songs that would ultimately comprise Between The Times & The Tides, released on March 20, 2012 on Matador Records. Other than another nonsensical hatchet job from the shark-jumpers over at Pitchfork, the album has received universal acclaim for being a superb set of well-executed songs — a “departure” from Lee’s previous experimental solo material. Back in December, the Lee Ranaldo band performed a number of local gigs, including a show at the Bell House, a headlining gig at Glasslands, and a surprise opening slot at Yo La Tengo’s Hanukkah shows at Maxwell’s. We were fortunate to capture two of these December events. The Glasslands show is a complete set including 9 of the 10 songs that appear on Between The Times, one cover and one of Lee’s Sonic Youth songs. The band includes SY’s drummer Steve Shelley, downtown guitar virtuoso Alan Licht and bassist Irwin Menken and the set was both well performed and well received by a packed crowd. Jesse Jarnow wrote an excellent piece for the Voice on the Glasslands gig. The unexpected appearance at Maxwell’s was a special treat — albeit a shorter opening set. Later that night, Lee and Steve would make an incendiary appearance during the YLT set (featured here), but the opening set was a heretofore unreported pleasure. We are streaming two songs from the Glasslands gig and one from Maxwell’s. Lee will be touring for the next couple of months, including dates opening for M Ward and a trip to Europe (dates here).

Each of these sets was recorded by mixing a soundboard feed with high end room microphones. For Glasslands, I utilized the DPA 4021s for warmth, and in Maxwell’s I used the Neumanns for clarity. The sound quality in each recording is different but each is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Off The Wall” from Glasslands:

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Stream “Genetic” (Sonic Youth) from Glasslands:

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Stream “Waiting on a Dream” from Maxwell’s:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files:
Glasslands (HERE)
Maxwell’s (HERE)

Direct download of complete show in FLAC:
Glasslands (HERE)
Maxwell’s (HERE)

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Lee Ranaldo
2011-12-16
Glasslands 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
2011-12-17

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:00:16]
01 [introduction]
02 Angles
03 Waiting on a Dream
04 [band intro]
05 Off The Wall
06 Christina As I Knew Her
07 T.N.C.
08 You Just May Be The One [Monkees]
09 Fire Island
10 Hammer Blows
11 [banter]
12 Shouts
13 Lost
14 [encore break]
15 Genetic

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Lee Ranaldo
2011-12-22
Hanukkah Night 3
Maxwell’s
Hoboken, NJ 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
2012-01-06

Setlist:
[Total Time 46:11]
01 [introduction]
02 Off The Wall
03 Angles
04 Fire Island
05 You Just May Be The One [Monkees]
06 [banter]
07 Shouts
08 Genetic
09 Hammer Blows
10 Lost
11 Waiting on a Dream

If you download these recordings from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Lee Ranaldo, visit his page at the Sonic Youth website, and purchase Between The Times and The Tides directly from the Matador Records website [HERE].

Wussy: March 3, 2012 Cake Shop – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

March 8, 2012
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[photo by nyctaper]

I can’t imagine that Robert Christgau gets out to many shows these days. But last Saturday at Cake Shop, there he was at Wussy‘s first NYC show in almost two years. I suppose its a bit of a novelty that one of the current favorite bands of a legendary music critic is a relatively obscure self-described “midwestern drone” outfit. But Christgau has it right. As the current band of Chuck Cleaver, the leader of 90s underground legends The Ass Ponys, Wussy is a solid guitar-bass-drums quartet with an excellent mix of male and female vocals and tremendous songcraft. For this tour, the band brought along another former Ass Ponys guitarist John Erhardt to play pedal steel. The Cake Shop show was perhaps a tad short because they were the third band in a four band bill (with a late show to follow), but Wussy worked through a mix of older and newer numbers, including songs from their recent release Strawberry. The band did not hold back for the set’s closer, a raging version of “Rigor Mortis” that concluded with a noisy guitar-drenched episode that left the packed crowd asking for more. We’re streaming that song below. Wussy will play several SXSW shows and we’re hoping to catch them, before they play more midwest shows, and then there is an anticipated Summer tour (with more East Coast dates).

I recorded this set in the same manner as the recent Old Monk recording, with the DPA 4021s on a mount on the low ceiling above the stage and the DPA 4061 omnis mounted in front of the PA. The sound quality is excellent except for a crackling (blown amp) sound which persists for several songs in the middle of the set. With that caveat, enjoy!

Stream “Rigor Mortis”:

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Wussy
2012-03-03
Cake Shop
New York, NY USA

Digital Master
Upfront Four Channel Audience Recording

DPA 4021s + DPA 4061s > 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
2012-03-06

Setlist:
[Total Time 39:14]
01 Waiting Room
02 Pulverized
03 Grand Champion Steer
04 [banter – Wings]
05 Maglite
06 [banter]
07 Happiness Bleeds
08 Pizza King
09 Muscle Cars
10 Airborne
11 Rigor Mortis

If you download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Wussy, visit their website, and purchase their official releases including Strawberry directly from the Music section of their website [HERE]

Old Monk: February 22, 2012 Cake Shop – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

March 7, 2012
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[photo courtesy of Bleary Eyed Brooklyn]

Old Monk is a band from Brooklyn with the perfect self-description — indie-prog. The indie part is easy, as they write energetic and catchy guitar-trio indie-style rock. But the tag of “prog” doesn’t get thrown around much here. The time and signature changes, abrupt turns in melody and tendency to cram three songs into one characterize the progressive elements of pop music. Their debut album Birds of Belize has more “indie” than prog, as the songs are shorter and more straightforward. But live, Old Monk stretches it out a bit and the trio’s tight instrumentation allows for the twists and turns to flow more naturally. At Cake Shop a couple of weeks back, we caught the final night of Old Monk’s month-long February residency. The thirty minute set contain several Belize songs, but also quite a few new songs that indicate that the band isn’t shying away from more complicated material. At the show, I gravitated more towards the songs that I knew (“Warm Moustache” is streaming below), but after multiple listenings to this recording, the stronger material is perhaps the new songs that are challenging but ultimately more accomplished. It remains to be seen whether the fickle NYC indie crowd will exercise enough patience to appreciate Old Monk. If they do, they will be rewarded.

I recorded this show with a new method for this venue. The DPA 4021 cardioids were mounted above the stage for an “onstage” recording of the instruments, and the DPA 4061s were mounted in front of the PA speakers for a vocal-heavy signal. The two sources mixed produce a fine balanced recording. Enjoy!

Stream “Warm Moustache”:

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Old Monk
2012-02-22
Cake Shop
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording

DPA 4021s + DPA 4061s > 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
2012-02-23

Setlist:
[Total Time 30:30]
01 Butter and Toast
02 Warm Moustache
03 Napoleon’s Wife
04 Volcanic Prisons
05 Running Boards/Promethea
06 Art Heist
07 Wimpy Olympians
08 Skullsplitter
09 Attica

If you download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Old Monk, visit their website, and purchase Birds of Belize directly from Eenie Meanie Records [HERE]

Blouse: January 31, 2012 285 Kent – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

February 8, 2012
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[photo courtesy of Dominick Mastrangelo]

Captured Tracks is on quite an impressive run. The label began as a small Brooklyn boutique a couple of years ago — “CT-01” is the Dum Dum Girls EP Yours Alone. Even at slightly more than 100 actual releases, Captured Tracks has managed to nurture some of the brightest bands around these days, including Widowspeak, Wild Nothing, Hoop Dreams and Beach Fossils. Another superb Captured Tracks discovery was on display at 285 Kent last week. Blouse is a quartet from Portland whose debut album was released in late 2011 on the label. The album has a transformational feeling — its as if I’m driving late at night listening to WLIR or WHFS in 1985 and song after song of new Factory Records artists are being played. The guitar work, keyboards and lead bass are all heavily influenced by such period sounds as New Order, Cocteau Twins and Siouxsie. At 285, the band performed a tight forty-minute set that consisted of nearly the entire album and their debut single. In the live setting, Blouse retained the influences but the overall sound is more raw and less atmospheric than the album. In a way, this was an opportunity for the songs themselves to shine and the band’s talent to be featured. Blouse rose to the occasion and clearly this is a band with much potential and the chops to realize it. And they’ve picked the right label to make it happen.

I recorded this set with the DPA cardioid microphones mounted on a pole 10 feet from the stage, and mixed it with a feed from the soundboard. Overall, the instrumental mix is pretty solid, although the vocals are occasionally buried in the effects. With that caveat, enjoy!

Blouse will perform at the Captured Tracks Showcase at SXSW on March 17. The Facebook page for that event is [here].

Stream “Into Black”:

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Blouse
2012-01-31
285 Kent
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
2012-02-04

Setlist:
[Total Time 40:02]
01 Controller
02 Shadow
03 Time Travel
04 Firestarter
05 White
06 They Always Fly Away
07 Fountain in Rewind
08 Videotapes
09 Into Black

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Blouse, visit their website, visit their artist page at the Captured Tracks website, and purchase their debut album from the Captured Tracks website [HERE].

Akron/Family: January 21, 2012 285 Kent – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

January 24, 2012
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[iphone photo by PP]

Its hard to fully describe the complete manic communal energy at Saturday night’s Akron/Family show at 285 Kent. On the night after the band received the great gift of being able to perform with the Sun Ra Arkestra (in Philly), it seemed as if A/F wanted to reach that kind of high on their own — and to a great extent, they succeeded. The crowd was quite animated from the very outset of the show, a superb opening set from Bad Weather California. By the time Akron/Family took the stage, the venue was packed to the gills and buzzing in anticipation. The set began with a cacophonic jam that led into the quiet “Gravely Mountains of the Moon”. The show wouldn’t be quiet very long, as a great segue of lengthy songs mixed with incendiary jams were all mixed in with periods of direct crowd participation. By the time the band reached the main set closing “Silly Bears”, the set was approaching ninety minutes of mania. The encore intermission wasn’t a break as much as a chance for the crowd to take over, chanting and playing the band’s shared percussion instruments until Akron/Family returned. We are streaming below the show’s finale, an absolutely brilliant take on “Light Emerges” that brought the festivities to appropriate close. Although its quite early in 2012, its obvious that this amazing show will be one of the highlights of the year.

I recorded this set with the DPA Cardioid microphones mounted to a pole ten feet from the stage and mixed the upfront mics with a soundboard feed. The recording is mixed with a larger amount of the audience feed in order to fully capture the concert experience. Enjoy!

Stream Entire Show via Archive.org:

This recording is now available for download in FLAC and MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].

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Akron Family
2012-01-21
285 Kent
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
2012-01-22

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:42:39]
01 [intro – auld lang syne]
02 Gravely Mountains of the Moon
03 Say What You Want To
04 River
05 Island
06 A AAA O A WAY
07 So It Goes
08 Another Sky
09 Ed Is A Portal
10 Everyone Is Guilty
11 Silly Bears
12 [encore break]
13 Light Emerges

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Akron/Family, visit their website, and purchase Shinju TNT from the Dead Oceans Records website [HERE].

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!

Stream “Drury Lane”

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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

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Our Mountain, visit their website, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.  And go see their shows.  Definitely do that.  

The Phantom Family Halo: January 16, 2012 Glasslands – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

January 19, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

The Phantom Family Halo deserve your attention – and they’ve already gotten their fair share.  Last year’s The Mindeater EP with Bonnie “Prince” Billy, another artist with some Louisville roots, earned them mention in the New York Times and beyond.  Bandmember Dom Cipolla also participated in another high-profile collaborative affair recently when he contributed to a live session at Joe’s Pub that covered Brian Eno’s Here Come the Warm Jets.  This Monday night show at Glasslands, however, was dedicated to the band’s own material, in particular their forthcoming release When I Fall Out, due out on Knitting Factory Records on Valentine’s Day.  You can stream the studio version of one of the album tracks, “White Hot Gun”, here, and the live version from this show below.

This show found the band tearing through what should be a large portion of the new record, and in fine form while doing it.  With a sound that straddles the divide between psych rock and British metal, Phantom Family Halo put on a sonic assault of a rock show that isn’t just a display of the power of their effects pedals or ability to noodle on their instruments.  Rather, their songs are often tightly wound and forcefully delivered.  With members of Sapat and The For Carnation among the players, it’s as if Phantom Family Halo takes some cues from those acts, but with the energy turned to eleven.  This fairly short set felt a bit like a preview of what to expect when the record drops – so lucky for you, they have a record release show set for February 11 at the up-and-coming Greenpoint venue Saint Vitus, where they will be joined by our good friends The Loom.

I recorded this set with DPA microphones from our usual spot in the venue, plus a soundboard feed from the Glasslands FOH team.  The results are excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “White Hot Gun”

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The Phantom Family Halo
2012-01-16
Glasslands
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

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

Tracks
01 The Fall Out
02 White Hot Gun
03 Dirty Blade
04 Light Year Girl
05 Above My Head
06 Lightning On Your Face
07 The Fall Out (Suite)
08 Vital Energy

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT The Phantom Family Halo, like them on Facebook, and pre-order The Fall Out and buy their other official releases from Knitting Factory Records [HERE]

Wires Under Tension: December 17, 2011 285 Kent – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

January 12, 2012
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[photo from Wires Under Tension Facebook page]

Wires Under Tension is one of those bands formed out of a happy accident. After he left his condemned Brooklyn practice space for a building in the Bronx, Christopher Tignor met and teamed with drummer Theo Metz to form the band. The 2011 release of Light Science (Western Vinyl) was one of those “out of nowhere” albums that took many critics by surprise. But really, WUT is a duo of incredibly talented individuals who produce compelling instrumental post-rock music, and its no surprise that they’re quite good — Tignor is a classically trained violist after all. Last month at 285 Kent, Wires Under Tension played the Printed Matter Benefit gig, and worked through the entire album in re-ordered fashion. The songs are performed live with violin and guitar, but with both players manipulating electronics to complete the full band sound. We are streaming the show’s finale “Position And Hold”, which provided a powerful finish to the excellent set.

I recorded this set with the DPA Cardioid microphones mounted on a pole 15 feet from the stage and mixed with a soundboard feed. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Position And Hold”:

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Wires Under Tension
2011-12-17
285 Kent
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
2012-01-07

Setlist:
[Total Time 38:54]
01 Irreversible Machines
02 Electricity Turns Them On
03 A List Of Things To Light On Fire
04 Mneumonics in Motion
05 Cka3an, Cka3ana
06 Wood, Metal, Bone
07 Position And Hold

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Wires Under Tension, visit their website, and purchase Light Science from Western Vinyl Records [HERE].

Yo La Tengo: December 27, 2011 Maxwell’s – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

January 2, 2012
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[Photo from night one courtesy of EarDrumNYC]

That life is short is one of those well-worn cliches.  It’s also true.  Knowing that this would be the only Yo La Tengo Hanukkah show I would see this year – and knowing that YLT frontman Ira Kaplan might not have been able to make it at all – that old cliche came to mind in full force.  This is a band that consistently holds nothing back – a band that, whenever its career is over, will wind up its run with no regrets.  The same can be said of this Hanukkah run at Maxwell’s, which found classic acts like Pussy Galore and The Trypes reunited, showed off Lee Ranaldo’s post-Sonic Youth project, and found critical darlings like the Sea and Cake and Kurt Vile opening.

The openers are always a big part of the story with these shows, but Yo La Tengo rightfully remains the focus.  Once again, they delivered a set that was by turns fiercely jammy and rocking, quiet and pensive, and funny.  And as with virtually every Hanukkah set they play, it was full of surprises and special guests.  Continuing the tradition of covering Jewish musicians, after a solemn opener of “As the Hour Grows Late,” the band moved on to Bob Dylan’s “I Threw It All Away”, followed by a nearly ten-minute guitar-freakout version of Velvet Underground’s “Heroin,” that featured Eleventh Dream Day’s Rick Rizzo ripping it up on guitar.  Though still early in the night, that could easily be my top highlight.  On the other hand, it’s hard to argue with the sprawling sequence of “From A Motel 6” into two Beatles numbers “Flying” and “It’s All Too Much” each featuring The Trypes.  But then, if you were Ira, you’d probably pick the song that closed out the eight-night session – his mother, Marilyn, performing Bob Hilliard and Lee Pockriss’ “My Little Corner of the World”.  Ms. Kaplan and her son can now check another item off of their bucket list.  And so do we.

nyctaper and I recorded this set with four microphones and soundboard feed running into two clock-synced decks, providing rich, fantastic sound.  Enjoy!

Thanks to Jesse Jarnow of The Village Voice and Frank & Earthy for the setlist and his outstanding coverage of all eight nights.  Also, our final YLT recording of 2011, the December 24 show, will be posted Wednesday.  

Stream “Heroin [Velvet Underground]”:

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Yo La Tengo
2011-12-30
Maxwell’s
Hoboken, NJ USA

Digital Master Matrix Recording
Hosted exclusively at nyctaper.com

Recorded by nyctaper and acidjack
Produced by acidjack

Soundboard + DPA 4021>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Neumann KM150 >> 2x Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (decks clock synced via the USBPre2)>6x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition (mix down, light EQ, downsample to 44.1kHz)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify, downsample to 16bit)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:40:23]
01 [intro]
02 As The Hour Grows Late*?
03 I Threw It All Away [Bob Dylan]*
04 Heroin [Velvet Underground]^
05 I Should Have Known Better?
06 Swing For Life
07 Damage
08 Liz Beth [Eleventh Dream Day]^?
09 Big Day Coming (acoustic)^
10 [banter]
11 The Empty Pool [Yung Wu]%
12 From A Motel 6> %
13 Flying [The Beatles]>#
14 It’s All Too Much [The Beatles]>#
15 I Heard You Looking!
16 Take Care [Alex Chilton]
17 [encore break]
18 Blue Line Swinger
19 [banter]
20 My Little Corner of the World [Bob Hilliard, Lee Pockriss]@

* with Rick Rizzo on guitar and John Baumgartner on accordion
^ with Rick Rizzo
% with Glenn Mercer
# with the Trypes
! with Glenn Mercer, John Baumgartner and Stan Demeski
@ with Marilyn Kaplan on vocals

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Atlas Sound: December 18, 2011 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

December 20, 2011
By


[photo courtesy of Melissa Neira]

On Sunday night at Bowery Ballroom, Atlas Sound performed damned near the perfect concert. This was a performer of immense talents playing nearly two hours of superb music — much of it from his acclaimed new album — at the City’s best sounding venue. We make no secret of our admiration for Bradford Cox on this site, but this was Bradford at a level of excellence that we had not previously witnessed. Over the last two years, we’ve seen the development of the Parallax material in a live setting, from the Bell House in early 2010 to St. Cecelia’s Church last Summer. But what elevated this Bowery show above the rest was not just the final polish on a finished and released album, but the near flawless level of proficiency with which Bradford performed. The Parallax numbers (nine of the twelve songs were played) were stretched out and allowed to breath, while Bradford developed looping tracks that were faithful to the album’s theme. For instance, the title track which times at less than three minutes on the album, spanned over seven minutes live — a purposeful and focused seven minutes. The song transitions were natural and did not sound awkward or forced at all, and even in the few tracks where he did not loop, Bradford sounded confident and comfortable. “Mona Lisa”, which is arguably the most “pop” track on the album became a sweet optimistic folk song live, and we are streaming it below. We would have been satisfied with the 75 minutes of the main set, but he returned and played over thirty minutes of encore material, which included two extended songs to end the set. With what Bradford had just given the audience, a little bit of indulgence was not only acceptable, but welcome.

I recorded this set from our standard balcony position at this venue with the four microphone rig and the sound quality is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Mona Lisa”:

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Atlas Sound
2011-12-18
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Balcony Rail

Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021’s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, EQ, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2011-12-19

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:45:04]
01 Parallax
02 The Shakes
03 Te Amo
04 Walkabout
05 Amplifiers
06 Recent Bedroom
07 Modern Aquatic Nightsongs
08 Mona Lisa
09 Angel Is Broken
10 Terra Incognita
11 Nite Bike
12 [encore break]
13 Artificial Snow
14 Flagstaff
15 Attic Lights

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