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Deafheaven: January 18, 2014 285 Kent – Flac/MP3/Streaming

January 22, 2014
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[photos by PSquared Photography]

Good things come to those who wait. I arrived at 285 Kent at about 7:30pm on Saturday night prepared for a seven-band marathon show, but not quite expecting that the headliner would not take the stage until 2:45am the following morning. But Deafheaven at any ungodly hour is still an intense and entirely worthwhile experience. While quite a few of the overflowing sold-out crowd didn’t make it to the end, the space gave the diehards the option to get right upfront and experience the manic energy of George Clarke face to face. And George didn’t disappoint, getting right into the first few rows for most of the show. I’ll admit having a hard time keeping up the energy as their hour-long set pushed until nearly four a.m., but the band had no such problem. We’ve seen Deafheaven twice before and each time we were breathless even from the back of the room at Saint Vitus. But upfront and personal, the experience is that much more fervent. For the set, the band worked through virtually all of Sunbather (sans one instrumental track) — the album that saw them at or near the top of virtually every single published Best-of list for 2013. Deafheaven begins a two-month cross-country tour of the US in a few weeks, and their next appearance in NYC will be at Governor’s Ball. Like 285 Kent, the days of seeing Deafheaven from a few feet away in a DIY venue have pretty much ended, but having had this last experience, I’m ok with that.

I recorded this set in my usual manner in this venue, with the Sennheiser cards mounted on the beam near the stage and mixed with a board feed. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Vertigo”:

Download the Complete show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Deafheaven
2014-01-18
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > 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

Setlist:
[Total Time 50:31]
01 Dream House
02 Sunbather
03 Please Remember
04 Vertigo
05 Windows
06 The Pecan Tree

unartigNYC has posted a video of this entire set.

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Deafheaven, visit their website, and purchase their official releases including Sunbather from Deathwish Inc. [HERE].

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Deafheaven: July 2, 2013 Saint Vitus – Flac/MP3/Streaming

July 5, 2013
By

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[screen capture from unARTigNYC video]

Deafheaven’s new album Sunbather is a game-changer in so many ways. Its been called “a modern classic” and a “pinnacle of American black metal” by preeminent metal writer Brandon Stosuy. The album’s universal critical acclaim and the increased crowds that will inevitably gather for the band’s uber-intense live shows mean ultimately that Deafheaven is on a very steep trajectory to the apex of its genre. There will not be (m)any more nights like Tuesday at Saint Vitus, where the packed crowd saw the band deliver a show for the ages. Opening with a quiet guitar introduction, the band then crashed into Sunbather’s first track “Dream House”, and the level of energy did not subside until the band and the audience came up for a breath of air before the final song. One of Deafheaven’s strengths is their ability to seamlessly transition from one apparent genre to another. We are streaming “The Pecan Tree” which encapsulates this ability multiple times within one track. The song opens with a dead start directly into a “screamo” black metal segment before evolving mid-track into a melodic post-rock guitar passage and then concludes in full Deafheaven mode while vocalist George Clarke belts out what is perhaps the darkest lyrics of the entire album “I am no one. I cannot love. It’s in my blood.” Deafheaven’s current tour concludes with two shows in the Midwest — Cleveland on Friday and Chicago on Saturday. If you live in one of those two cities, we recommend that you not miss this band.

I recorded this show with the Sennheiser cardioids set up in the rear of the room and mixed it with a board feed. The strengths of both sources compliment each other and the result is an excellent recording. Enjoy!

Stream “The Pecan Tree”:

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.

Deafheaven
2013-07-02
St. Vitus
Brooklyn, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser 8040 Cardioids > 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)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2013-07-04

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:05:32]
01 [intro]
02 Dream House
03 Sunbather
04 Unrequited
05 The Pecan Tree
06 [banter]
07 Violet

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Deafheaven, visit their website, and purchase their official releases including Sunbather from Deathwish Inc. [HERE].

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