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Fat White Family: December 20, 2014 Baby’s All Right – Flac/MP3/Streaming

January 14, 2015
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[photo courtesy of Gretchen Robinette – full set at Impose Magazine]

Fat White Family is not a subtle band. In an era of “chill wave” and “chamber pop” and “nu gaze”, these former South London squatters are loud, rude, and beholden to no artificially-defined style. If you want to know what type of music they make, just consult one of the band’s song titles — “I Am Mark E. Smith”. And while the music of The Fall is clearly an influence, Fat White Family doesn’t simply sneer. They sweat, spit, expose themselves and generally make a depraved mess of the whole thing. But don’t let the stage antics hide that musically, Fat White Family is an entertaining band playing a contemporary British garage rock. Their debut album Champagne Holocaust was originally self-released but after gaining some notoriety in the UK — positively and negatively, the album has been released in the US by Fat Possum Records. The band was in the States for a while in the Fall and made a splash during CMJ for not only their music but the stage antics. In December, Fat White Family did a two-week residence at Baby’s All Right and we caught the final night in what would be the band’s last show in the US until March of 2015. This set is a full one and perhaps the longest time-wise of all of the recent US shows, encompassing basically all of the songs the band worked up for the live show which includes much of Champagne Holocaust and only two older tracks, the aforementioned “Smith” and the band-name-generating “Bomb Disneyland”. We’re streaming “Heaven on Earth” which begins and carries through with a familiar surf-garage guitar line that makes the song perhaps the most accessible of the set. Fat White Family will return to the US in March and we’d recommend catching their highly entertaining show at least once.

This set was recorded by House FOH Devin, who provided a superb live mix of the multitrack. There are also cardioid microphones installed on the lighting rig about 15 feet in front of the stage. In post-production, I mixed the two sources and the results are quite excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Heaven on Earth”:

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Fat White Family
2014-12-20
Babys All Right
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Soundboard + Audience
Multitrack Recording

Multitrack Soundboard (engineered and recorded by Devin Foley) > Devin mix Wav files + Room mic wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, setfades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 53:10]
01 Auto Neutron
02 Is It Raining In Your Mouth
03 Heaven on Earth
04 I Am Mark E Smith
05 Wild American Prairie
06 Special Ape
07 Cream of the Young
08 Touch the Leather
09 Wet Hot Beef
10 Garden of the Numb
11 Bomb Disneyland

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Fat White Family, visit their Facebook page, and purchase Champagne Holocaust from the Fat Possum Records website [HERE].

Caveman: October 15, 2014 Baby’s All Right – Flac/MP3/Streaming

November 28, 2014
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The Brooklyn band Caveman have been several times on these pages in the last few years, including most recently a sold-out show at Webster Hall in the Spring of last year. After a lengthy quiet period, in October the band played a cluster of shows and we found out why — they’re recording a big batch of new songs. We were fortunate to capture the first of these recent shows, the one year anniversary show for Baby’s All Right where Caveman debuted six new songs. We are streaming the excellent “Without You” below, at the beginning of which lead singer Matthew Iwanusa announced that its from “a record that will not come out anytime soon”. We’re not sure why that’s the case since the band seems to have enough solid material for another strong album, and the songs seem very much to be finished. We checked over at Fat Possum Records, where Caveman still appears to be an active artist, so for now we can just enjoy these songs and wait for official news. The Baby’s show also included a nice selection of older material from the band’s first two albums, and finished with a lengthy Vampirer/Old Friend that we’re also streaming below. There are no current tour dates for Caveman, so we’ll assume they’re still recording the new album.

This set was recorded by House FOH Devin, who provided a superb live mix of the multitrack. There are also cardioid microphones installed on the lighting rig about 15 feet in front of the stage. In post-production, I mixed the two sources and the results are quite excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Without You”:

Stream “Vampirer / Old Friend”:

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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
2014-10-15
Babys All Right
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Soundboard + Audience
Multitrack Recording

Multitrack Soundboard (engineered and recorded by Devin Foley) > Devin mix Wav files + Room mic wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, setfades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 57:20]
01 My Time
02 Shut You Down
03 Down In The Morning
04 Easy Water
05 Without You
06 [banter – Brooklyn]
07 Ankles
08 [banter – storms]
09 Dirty Baby
10 I See You
11 [banter – birthdays]
12 You Found A Feeling
13 Project
14 [banter – thanks]
15 In The City
16 [encore break]
17 Vampirer – Old Friend

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Caveman, visit their website, and purchase their first two albums from the Fat Possum Records site [HERE].

Caveman: April 10, 2013 Webster Hall – Flac/MP3/Streaming

April 14, 2013
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[photo courtesy of Will Oliver of We All Want Someone to Shout For]

Caveman has come a long way very quickly since we first saw them 18 months ago as an opening band at Cameo Gallery. At that show, opening for fellow quick-climbers The War On Drugs, it was fairly obvious that Caveman would be going places. A couple of months later they were playing larger gigs, and when their debut CoCo Beware was picked up by Fat Possum Records, the band went national. This month, the band released their anticipated follow-up to CoCo, a self-titled second album that retains the band keen sense of melody and 80s-influenced pop while taking the next step. Caveman is a more mature and more consistently excellent album — just exactly the kind of second album that bodes well for the long term future of Caveman. On Wednesday night at Webster Hall, the band celebrated a homecoming and the CD’s new release with a triumphant show before a packed house. The setlist included most of the band’s recorded material and they were simply ebullient throughout the seventy-five minute set. Matthew Iwanusa spent much of the between-song banter thanking the crowd and acknowledging the band’s fortunes, and the feeling was mutual.

We recorded this set with the Sennheiser cardioids mounted inside the soundboard booth and mixed with an excellent feed provided by the band’s touring FOH. Enjoy!

Stream “In The City”:

Download the Complete show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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
2013-04-10
Webster Hall
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, downsample set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2013-04-12

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:14:35]
01 Thankful – Backwards
02 Shut You Down
03 Easy Water
04 A Country’s King of Dreams
05 In The City
06 Over My Head
07 My Time
08 December 28th
09 [banter]
10 I Never Want to Know
11 Ankles
12 Vampirer – Old Friend
13 Decide
14 [encore break]
15 Great Life
16 Where’s the Time

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Caveman, visit their website, and purchase Caveman from the Fat Possum Records site [HERE].

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