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Grim Streaker: July 16, 2017 Out In the Streets Festival, The Well

July 20, 2017

There are many loud, fast, post-punk guitar bands — even ones with female frontpersons and catchy puns for names. But whatever that exact “it” is that makes one stand out, that makes the front rage and the bored people in the back stand up and pay attention, Brooklyn’s Grim Streaker has it. Obviously, the live performance counts for a lot in this genre, and Amelia Bushell anchors that bit of the proceedings, with wry onstage humor and intense, snarling delivery that’s matched by an equally relentless band. The Out In the Streets Festival, in its second year, was our intro to the band, and they flat-out tore it up for a concise 30-minute set that packed in nine songs. The band has a new EP, Girl Minority, on offer, and it’s a commendably strong slab of digital goodness, but the live show is where the money’s at. The band seems to get that, having released the video for “Guts” as a straightforward live production. Have a look below, have a listen to the set, and you’ll see what we mean.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed from engineer Cliff Ribiero and Schoeps MK41V hypercardiod microphones. The sound quality is quite good. Enjoy!

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Grim Streaker
Out In the Streets Festival
The Well
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Schoeps MK41V (PAS, LOC)>KCY>Z-PFA + Soundboard (engineer: Cliff Ribiero)>>Sound Devices MixPre-6>1x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 2.0.5 (track, amplify, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 Freak Child
02 Babysitter
03 Kiss
04 Tina’s
05 Savage
06 Guts
07 Miami Girl
08 Psycho
09 Mojito Mountain

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Heaters: September 26, 2015 Alphaville

October 15, 2015


Considering that Heaters are from Grand Rapids, Michigan, it’s notable how well they conjure a California garage, a Pacific coast parking lot, the beach (and no, I don’t mean Saugatuck, Michigan folks). Schooled in the ways of garage-psych contemporaries like Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees and others, the Midwesterners bring their own vibe to the genre, packing a lot into the time of their new record, Holy Water Pool, released by the Brooklyn label Beyond Beyond Is Beyond, a mark of quality among bands of their kind. This was that album’s record release show, at the not-DIY Bushwick venue Alphaville, and Heaters’ tight 39-minute set made as strong an argument for them as a live band as for their record. We heard several of the new songs, including the standout “Detonator Eyes.” You can catch Heaters tonight at their CMJ show at Berlin, on Avenue A. Trust us, you want to do that.

I recorded this set with Audio Technica 4051 cardiod microphones and a soundboard feed from house engineer Theo Klein. The sound quality is quite good for the relatively modest sound system being used. Enjoy!

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Brooklyn, NY USA

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Audio Technica 4051 (FOB, LOC, PAS) + Soundboard (engineer: Theo Klein)>Roland R-26>24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 2.0.5 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 39:02]
01 [intro]
02 Master Splinter
03 Levitate Thigh
04 Hawaiian Holiday
05 Propane
06 Detonator Eyes
07 Dune Ripper
08 Heaven Hill
09 Gum Drop
10 Bad Beat

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Heaters, like them on Facebook, and buy their records from Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records and at their bandcamp page.

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Obnox: May 15, 2015 Cake Shop – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

May 22, 2015

[Photo by Jason House, I’m Just Here For the Bands]

Last year’s Louder Space wasn’t so much a breakthrough album for Obnox as it was a perfect distillation of Lamont Bim Thomas’ prolific garage-punk/hip-hop outfit. If the juxtaposition of those two genres gives you pause, fear not: Thomas is equally comfortable whether he’s doing an MC5-inspired cover of Neil Young’s “Ohio” or namechecking Mary J. Blige. He’s followed up Louder Space this year with the excellent Boogalou Reed (on 12XU) and the just-released Know America (on Ever/Never Records), an airwaves-takeover-style concept record. And in case I didn’t sufficiently highlight the word “prolific,” he’s got another record coming Ever/Never later this year. Even with this wealth of new material, last week’s Obnox set from Cake Shop (currently celebrating their ten-year anniversary) is packed with hits from the deepest reaches of their discography: “How to Rob (The Punk Years),” “Molecule,” “Mecca Son Shine,” and “Red I” from Louder Space; “Dough” and the title track from the “Smoke Woody Haze” EP; “Being Cleveland” from the double LP Corrupt Free Enterprise. The newer tracks are “Loudpack” and “Grease” from Know America, and “Watching You” from Boogalou Reed. Meanwhile, “Carmen, I Love You” is out digitally but a vinyl issue seems imminent. Some technical troubles prevented Thomas from playing guitar for the bulk of the set, but what’s missed in his distorted guitar work is more than made up for by his on-point vocal delivery and best-in-the-business stage banter.

I recorded this set with a pair of AKGs set up at the stage lip and a pair of Church Audio cards positioned to pick up the monitors. Very special thanks to Cake Shop’s engineer Jeff, who made this recording possible by helping me out with a loaner stand. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

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Cake Shop
New York, NY

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AKG C480B/CK61 (stage lip, DFC) + Church Audio CA-11 Cardioids (PAS, ROC) > CA-9100 >> Roland R-26 > 2x WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, mixdown) > Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (amplify, fades, downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [49:27]
01. [Intro]
02. The Get It Inn
03. Watching You
04. [tech break]
05. Dough
06. How to Rob (The Punk Years)
07. [tech break]
08. Mecca Son Shine
09. Carmen, I Love You
10. Being Cleveland
11. Grease
12. Red I
13. Molecule
14. Loudpack
15. Smoke Woody Haze

Support Obnox: Facebook | Buy Know America from Ever/Never Records | Buy other Obnox records from 12XU

Pujol: May 23, 2014 Death By Audio – Flac/MP3/Streaming

May 26, 2014

Pujol DBA
[photo by nyctaper]

The last time we checked in with Pujol, it was more than two years ago at an impressive introduction to the band at the Impose SXSW show. At that point, Daniel and the band were previewing songs from the upcoming album UNITED STATES OF BEING, which was released a couple of months after SXSW. On Friday night at Death By Audio, Pujol returned to NYC to support the new album KLUDGE which was released a week ago. The album stretches the boundaries of Pujol’s punk/garage sound and adds a number of new ideas and influences. But the live set is a straightforward and energetic run through his catalog. At DBA, we heard about half the new album (“Circles” is streaming below), a democratic selection of older material, and even a few deep cuts. The takeaway from this show however is that Pujol continues to impress and given the evolution of his music we expect greater things for our next visit, which we hope doesn’t take another two years. The band’s tour continues into the Midwest and West coast throughout May and June, dates here.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cards on a stand at the front and center of the stage and mixed it with a fine board feed mixed by Edan. The sound is superb, enjoy!

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Death By Audio
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Upfront Audience

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

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[Total Time 47:07]
01 Too Safe
02 Manufactured Crisis Control
03 Mayday
04 Post Grad
05 Psychic Pain
06 Circles
07 [banter – Ithaca]
08 Point of View
09 Pitch Black
10 Dark Haired Suitor
11 Chuggin Love
12 [tuning – thanks]
13 No Words
14 Black Rabbit
15 Youniverse
16 [encore break]
17 Angelbaby

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