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Zambri: December 9, 2011 Glasslands – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

March 13, 2012
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[Not very good photos in low light by acidjack. The recording is much better than the photos]

I first saw Zambri back in January of 2010 at Rock Shop (which predates their “first show” according to their Wikipedia page by about 8 months, but anyway), when sisters Cristi Jo and Jessica Zambri were still working out the kinks of their live act and presentation – though they were already pretty compelling.  By the time hi and lo and I caught them on this night at Glasslands nearly two years later, the group had just released their EP, Glossolalia, and polished the live versions of their songs – a difficult feat for songs constructed from layers of studio sounds.  Glossolalia is a thrilling EP for that reason, combining a scary and sexy vibe (see, for example, “Heather”).  While the album is a great headphone listen, the songs work in the live setting as well, not least because the sisters have developed ways to let them move around the stage and perform rather than being stuck behind consoles all show.  Of the many times I have seen Zambri in the past couple years (including backing Hooray for Earth, whose Noel Heroux has a mixing credit on Glossolalia), this was by far the best.  If the sisters’ forthcoming full-length, House of Baasa, has an album’s worth of tracks of Glossolalia’s quality, and keep performing like this, they should be finding themselves at the next level in no time.  We are streaming two of the best of the night’s tracks, “Heather” and “To Keep Back”, below.

Thanks to Kanine Records for permitting us to record and share this performance.  House of Baasa will be released on April 10.

hi and lo recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 cardiod microphones, his rare analog preamp and a soundboard feed.  While you can hear some DI noise in the board feed during quiet segments, the sound quality of this recording is outstanding.  Enjoy!

Stream “Heather”

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Zambri
2011-12-09
Glasslands
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded by hi and lo
Produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5c>CMR>PFA>EAA PSP2 + Soundboard>Tascam DR-680>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 On Call
02 [unknown]
03 Carry
04 ICBYS
05 From the Start
06 Heather
07 To Keep Back
08 On Call (Biddibiddi)

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Hooray For Earth: October 27, 2011 Bowery Ballroom – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

November 4, 2011
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Listen to one of their records, and you might wrongly conclude that Hooray for Earth are a “studio band”. Sure, there are big dance beats and rock hooks – especially on their debut EP Momo – but there is a lot to get into on these records that you might imagine would be hard to re-create live. Indeed, Noel Heroux, the creative force behind the band, is a wizard in the studio, and his beautifully produced, detailed compositions make for amazing headphone listening. But as we have continued seeing their shows over the past couple of years, HFE have also continued to develop as live performers who are comfortable turning Heroux’s studio compositions into a massive on-stage reveries. With their friends and fellow travelers Zambri providing the backing vocals once again (as they did at the Glasslands show in March), the more tribal, less four-to-the-floor tracks of the band’s latest, True Loves, came alive at this Bowery Ballroom homecoming show with tourmates Cymbals Eat Guitars (that recording here). Only two of the big, dance-y Momo tracks – “Rolling/Nectarine” and “Get Home” – made an appearance, as the set focused on the more mature True Loves material, including its two standout tracks, “True Loves” and “Black Trees”. Even those who didn’t know the band at all – and there were several near me – were chanting their name by the end of the set, and why not? This is the kind of band that is worth cheering for.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Cymbals Eat Guitars recording, and the sound is excellent. Thanks again to Aaron Treptow for the hospitality. Enjoy!

Stream “No Love”:

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Hooray for Earth
2011-10-27
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Soundboard+Schoeps MK41>CMC6>Sound Devices USBpre2>>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition (mixdown)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Sails
02 Bring Us Closer Together
03 Get Home
04 True Loves
05 Rolling/Nectarine
06 No Love
07 Realize It’s Not the Sun
08 Black Trees

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Hooray For Earth: March 8, 2011 Glasslands – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

March 14, 2011
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Looking at Brooklyn bands with big, big potential to come out of SXSW this week transformed into rising stars, Hooray For Earth has got to be high on the list. Though there is no exact formula for making it to the next level, it has to include the appeal to resonate beyond narrow indie borders into the broader pop realm. Look at bands that have done it recently (Yeasayer, in particular) and Hooray For Earth is right up there with them. How so? The energy of Hooray For Earth‘s music is boundless, their beats ecstatic. Their songs are anthemic, but smart; fresh, but digestible. Songs like “Rolling/Nectarine” are all big beat backbone with shimmering keys and soaring choruses that click in any language, and that applies to most of their standout 2010 EP, Momo. They are both of rock music but beyond it in the way that many recent successes are; without dropping gimmicks, the band’s mastermind Noel Heroux takes some cues from the electronica realm and makes music that sounds like the near-future.

This Glasslands show was packed from when doors opened, completely sold out and then some. Undoubtedly, many of us had the same idea of spending Fat Tuesday sending off some local heroes before an SXSW run that will include a coveted spot at Pitchfork‘s showcase. Heroux and Co. got some unintended practice in crisis management, as gear malfunctioned left and right at the show’s start, including Heroux’s bass strap snapping during the second number. That didn’t slow the show’s momentum a bit, though, as HFE showcased a number of new songs that will appear on their forthcoming full-length, True Loves, which has already been generating heat in media circles. The hype seems justified, as Heroux has evolved the anthemic pop sound of Momo to embrace more tribal sounds, such as on the set opener, “Realize It’s Not the Sun,” and the spacescape-evoking “Black Trees.” The backing vocals of the ladies of Zambri were key throughout the night, perhaps no more so than on the standout title track to their new record, “True Loves”. Begged for an encore, the band came back to perform “Form” from Momo, which Heroux introduced as “This is Form. It’s rock n’ roll.” Not to contradict Noel, but in this moment, Hooray For Earth songs are all rock n’ roll. The rest of rock n’ roll may just not know it yet.

I recorded this set with the DPA microphones and an excellently mixed board feed from Derek at Glasslands. The sound is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “True Loves”:

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Hooray For Earth
2011-03-08
Glasslands
Brooklyn, NY USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Equipment: DPA 4021+Soundboard>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]
Position: ROC, balcony, ~ORTF
Mastering: 2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (vocal-enhancing compression on soundboard track, smooth peaks, mixdown, adjust levels, EQ, smooth peaks, amplify and balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks:
01 Realize It’s Not The Sun
02 Surrounded By Your Friends
03 Get Home
04 [banter]
05 True Loves
06 Rolling/Nectarine
07 [banter]
08 Sails
09 [banter]
10 Black Trees
11 [encore break]
12 Form

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