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Firehorse: October 17, 2013 PledgeMusic CMJ Show, McKittrick Hotel – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

November 14, 2013

[Photos by acidjack]

I first became aware of Firehorse, led by the NYC singer/songwriter Leah Siegel, when they brought out their first record, And So They Ran Faster, back in 2011. After a series of sorely-missed opportunities around Manhattan and Brooklyn, I was pumped to finally catch in a unique setting, the McKittrick Hotel‘s club room for the CMJ showcase by the music crowdfunding website PledgeMusic. Siegel is a lifelong musician who seems equally at home on the guitar and at the computer, and her latest mini-LP, Pills From Strangers, reflects that. Live, Siegel is a kinetic and versatile performer, able to go full-throttle on an electro-rocker like “Bloodstream” and then dial it back later on for a song like “Fool”, whose deep soul vocals showed off the immensity of her vocal range. Make sure to catch Firehorse in a few weeks at Mercury Lounge, where we are sure to see more of the Pills From Strangers material in action.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V cardiod microphones and a soundboard feed from the McKittrick Hotel engineer, Vincent. This relies mainly on the soundboard feed as the mics were in a less-than-ideal location that picked up a bit too much crowd chatter. With that caveat, enjoy!

Firehorse has an upcoming show at Mercury Lounge on December 3. Get tickets here.

Stream “Bloodstream”

Download the complete show: [MP3] | [FLAC]

Stream “Wave”

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PledgeMusic CMJ Showcase
McKittrick Hotel
New York, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard (engineer: Vincent) + Schoeps MK4V>KCY>Z-PFA>Roland R-26>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 2.0.3 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 Good
02 She’s A River
03 Bloodstream
04 Walls
05 Any Other Day
06 Wave
07 Fool

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Firehorse, visit their website, and buy Pills From Strangers and their other releases on their bandcamp page.


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