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Hospitality: January 10, 2013 Bowery Ballroom – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

January 14, 2013
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[Photos by Dominick Mastrangelo]

Hospitality‘s eponymous LP on Merge Records was one of the more underrated records of 2012. Short on gimmicks but filled with concise pop songwriting and excellent hooks, Hospitality is one of those records that may not blow your mind, but it can make your afternoon.  Here in New York, the band sold out Glasslands handily for the record release party, and played other area shows at bigger venues like Brooklyn Bowl. But their Bowery moment ended up being postponed; this show was originally scheduled for the week in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, when Manhattan’s best-loved venue was without power. Despite that bit of bad luck, the band put on a hell of a show for us at this rescheduled date. Along with some of their finest ear worms like “Friends of Friends” and “Betty Wang”, the band debuted three new songs, “Nightingale”, “Experience” and “Going Out”. But the set’s highlight may have been them playing both sides of their 2012 seven-inch release back-to-back in a seamless jam, with “The Drift” moving seamlessly into “Monkey”. The new songs have a slightly harder edge, and that suits the band well. I am glad they got this much-deserved second chance at their Bowery moment; Hospitality has much more to offer.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 cardiod microphones and an excellent soundboard feed from the Bowery Ballroom’s longtime FOH, Kenny, with the band’s mix provided by Hospitality’s own FOH, Jiwoo Han. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

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Hospitality
2013-01-10
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5 (cardiod, slightly LOC, DIN, balcony)>KCY>Z-PFA + Soundboard (engineer: Jiwoo Han)>>Roland R-26>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (adjust levels, align, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (mild HPF, tube exciter)>Audacity 3.0 (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 54:47]
01 Eighth Avenue
02 The Right Profession
03 Friends of Friends
04 [new song 1] Going Out
05 Betty Wang
06 Nightingale [new]
07 [banter1]
08 Experience [new]
09 Liberal Arts
10 Sleepover
11 Julie
12 The Drift>
13 Monkey
14 All Day Today
15 Half An Apple
16 [banter2]
17 Argonauts

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Hospitality: February 3, 2012 Glasslands Gallery – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

February 5, 2012
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[photo courtesy of Maryanne Ventrice]

On nyctaper, we take pride in recognizing the talent and potential of bands long before they hit it big. We have had a nice little track record and the results are archived in five years worth of posts on this site. But we’re also perfectly willing to admit when we miss one entirely. Two and a half years ago, I recorded Hospitality at Littlefield but did not post it on nyctaper, because, well, I did not see the band’s potential. This week Hospitality released their debut album on Merge Records and I’ve had it on constant play. The album is a superb collection of brilliant pop songs, with elements of British folk pop, twee, and American indie. The main features are intelligent lyrics, irresistible hooks and tight musicianship. I met the band at that Littlefield show, and it was clear that they are modest and authentic people — the kind of band that you like to root for. Out of curiosity, I went back and listened to the 2009 recording, and sure enough I just completely missed Hospitality’s appeal. They were great back then, just not quite as tight. At the record release show at Glasslands on Friday night, the buzz from their outstanding new release resulted in a packed sold out show. A poorly-timed visit from the NYC Health Department caused a lengthy delay to the start of their set, but the crowd seemed calm and patient and Hospitality were thoughtful enough to inform their followers of the situation on their twitter feed. Once the show began, it was clear that buoyed by the recent acclaim and a supportive local crowd, the band worked through the entire new album (and two new songs!) with confidence and a lot of energy. Hospitality welcomed a horn section for the last two songs of the set, including “Friends of Friends” which we’re streaming below. When the song ended, I turned to acidjack and predicted that they will play that very song on Fallon, Letterman or Leno within the next couple of months. I hope I finally get one right with Hospitality.

Acidjack recorded this show with his AKG microphones on cardioid setting and mounted on the projector ledge about fifteen feet from the stage. The excellent upfront audience recording is mixed with a superb soundboard feed from house FOH Josh, and the sound quality is superb.

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

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Hospitality
2012-02-03
Glasslands Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + AKG C 414 B-XLS (Cardioid setting) > 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 acidjack and nyctaper
2012-02-04

Setlist:
[Total Time 42:40]
01 [introduction]
02 The Right Profession
03 The Birthday
04 The Drift
05 Betty Wang
06 Eighth Avenue
07 Julie
08 Sleepover
09 Liberal Arts
10 Monkey
11 [banter]
12 Friends of Friends
13 All Day Today
14 [encore break]
15 Argonauts

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Hospitality, visit their Facebook page, visit their artist page at Merge’s website, and purchase their debut album from the Merge Records website [HERE].

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