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Thee Oh Sees: September 8, 2015 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming

September 14, 2015
By

Thee Oh Sees 2
[photos by Will from We All Want Someone To Shout For]

I’ve been pronouncing Thee Oh Sees at one of the best live bands around for several years now. As our readers can now attest — since we’ve compiled a nice live archive of their NYC shows — this band is an aggressive, tireless, and a thoroughly committed live act. The band added a second drummer earlier this year and for recent shows, Thee Oh Sees are featuring the two percussionists side by side at center stage. The new configuration accentuates the rhythmic qualities of the band’s music, but make no mistake bandleader John Dwyer is still in the spotlight. The band is currently on an extensive Fall tour in support of their new release Mutilator Defeated At Last which for our money is one of the best albums released in 2015. These new songs have become quite familiar over the last year as we’ve watched their development live going all the way back to last Summer at McCarren Park and through a pre-release show at Hotel Vegas for SXSW. In between, last year’s Bowery show was our best sounding recording of the band thus far. Tuesday’s show mixed in the newer songs with older classics seamlessly, as the first eight songs rotated old and new but kept the crowd bouncing and jumping throughout. Thee Oh Sees even managed to slip what appeared to be three completely new songs into the setlist. We’re streaming the punky “Rogue Planet” from Mutilator and the final jam, a lengthy version of the oldest number of the night “Contraption/Soul Desert” which the band stretched for more than twelve minutes before bidding the sated crowd goodnight.

Thee Oh Sees also played two nights at Warsaw later in the week before continuing the tour throughout the South, dates here.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards mounted in the balcony and mixed with an excellent board feed provided by Bowery legend Kenny. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

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Stream “Rogue Planet”:

Stream “Contraption/Soul Desert”:

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Thee Oh Sees
2015-09-08
Bowery Ballroom
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:21:08]
01 I Come From the Mountain
02 Tunnel Time
03 Poor Queen
04 The Dream
05 Turned Out Light
06 Tidal Wave
07 Toe Cutter-Thumb Buster
08 Withered Hand
09 [new song 1]
10 Dead Energy
11 Encrypted Bounce
12 [new song 2]
13 [banter – light]
14 Sticky Hulks
15 [new song 3]
16 Rogue Planet
17 Web
18 [banter – thanks]
19 Contraption – Soul Desert

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Thee Oh Sees, visit their website, and purchase Mutilator Defeated At Last from Castle Face Records [HERE].

Thee Oh Sees: November 18, 2014 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming

November 24, 2014
By

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[photos by Ken Grand-Pierre]

Last week Thee Oh Sees played four shows in four days in NYC and we were fortunate to catch what was most certainly the best sounding show of the week. In our many attempts to capture the live lo-fi garage rock of this amazing band, we’ve been frustrated by a series of sound issues that have prevented our capture of Thee Oh Sees with a recording that their highly energetic performances really deserve. We came close with the historic night at 285 Kent last Fall, but nothing we’ve ever presented from this band can even approach the sound of this particular show. Of course the lion’s share of the credit for the superb sound quality of Tuesday’s TOS show is credited to Bowery Ballroom (and their staff), which continues to be the best sounding room in town. The band itself was completely on during this set. They were scheduled to play forty-five minutes and instead played over an hour. And even given the lack of an encore, John Dwyer and company played virtually every song they’ve played this tour including four outstanding new numbers. We’re streaming “Tidal Wave”, which was the third song in a very high octane three-fer that opened the show. Thee Oh Sees tour continues in Chicago this week before ultimately moving West, dates here.

I recorded this show with the Schoeps in our tradition balcony location and mixed with a terrific board feed from FOH Bowery legend Kenny. As noted above, the sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Tidal Wave”:

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Thee Oh Sees
2014-11-18
Bowery Ballroom
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineer Kenny] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wavs > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, EQ, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:02:34]
01 Tunnel Time
02 The Dream
03 Tidal Wave
04 [new song – Sugar]
05 Encrypted Bounce
06 Toe Cutter – Thumb Buster
07 [new song1]
08 [new song2]
09 Lupine Dominus
10 [new song – Seasons]
11 Dead Energy
12 I Come From The Mountain
13 The Web

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Thee Oh Sees, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from Castle Face Records [HERE].

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Thee Oh Sees: June 15, 2014 Death By Audio – Flac/MP3/Streaming

June 25, 2014
By

TOS Edwina Hay
[photo by Edwina Hay – full set at Impose]

In between the last NYC shows by Thee Oh Sees — including that best-of-the-year night at 285 Kent — and their recent return to the City for two shows last week, there was talk of an extended “hiatus”. I’m not sure if John Dwyer heard the collective virtual groan of disappointment when word got out, but thankfully the “hiatus” wasn’t in fact any longer than a standard touring break for any conventional band. What actually ended up happening is that Dwyer moved from the Bay Area to LA and re-formed the band with a new drummer and bass player. The current version of Thee Oh Sees is indeed different, missing keys and backing vocals, but fortunately the quality remains the same. They are simply one of the best live bands around and Dwyer’s manic energy and the authentic nature of the garage sound makes them a must-see event. The Death By Audio show on Sunday night was one of those “secret” shows that sold out in about five minutes, but we were fortunate to snag a ticket. DBA remains one of our favorite venues in large part because of shows like this one — the place was packed to the gills, the crowd was nearly out of control and the band played perhaps the longest set in its history, but it still seemed like everyone was smiling and getting along. When the music and the show itself is this good, its ok to get bounced around a little, get sweaty and have some beer get “spilled”. It all comes out in the wash anyway.

I recorded this set with DPA omnis duct-taped to the ceiling about 15 feet from the stage and mixed lightly with a small amount of board feed to supplement the vocals. The sound quality is very consistent with the the room that night — a little messy but a whole lot of excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “The Dream”:

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Thee Oh Sees
2014-06-15
Death By Audio
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Upfront Audience

Soundboard + DPA 4061s > 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

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:21:16]
01 I Come From The Mountain
02 Carrion Crawler
03 Tidal Wave
04 Tunnel Time
05 Encrypted Bounce
06 Lupine Dominus
07 Toe Cutter – Thumb Buster
08 Withered Hand
09 The Dream
10 [banter – back rub]
11 [unknown]
12 [thanks]
13 [unknown 2]
14 Dead Energy
15 The Web
16 [encore break]
17 No Spell

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Thee Oh Sees, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from Castle Face Records [HERE].

The Blind Shake: October 27, 2013 285 Kent – Flac/MP3/Streaming

December 4, 2013
By

Blind Shake
[still from this video]

When Thee Oh Sees toured last month, John Dwyer brought Minnesota’s The Blind Shake on the road with them. Last month, we saw Blind Shake twice in NYC, but much preferred the more intimate 285 Kent set. The band plays an angular brand of garage punk, not dissimilar from Thee Oh Sees, but with a decidedly less 60s feel and perhaps a bit of a post-punk edge. Their set at 285 was fast and furious — the band literally took no significant breaks in between songs, so that they played 13 songs in barely 30 minutes. The Blind Shake have two full albums, an EP and several singles and their most recent record Key To A False Door is on Dwyer’s Castle Face Records. The setlist drew from their releases and also seems to include some unreleased tracks. The band just completed a lengthy US tour, so there are currently no dates but we’ll be sure the catch The Blink Shake when they return to NYC.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Thee Oh Sees set and the sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Out Of Work”:

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Blind Shake
2013-10-27
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 31:02]
01 Garbage on Glue
02 I’m Not An Animal
03 Out of Work
04 Yellow
05 Go Go 78
06 Can’t Stand Life
07 Calligraphy
08 Fly Right
09 Young Carnival Waste
10 Porto Alegre
11 Man Leaves House
12 Seriousness
13 O’Rider

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Blind Shake, visit their website, and purchase Key To A False Door from Castle Face Records [HERE].

Thee Oh Sees: October 27, 2013 285 Kent – Flac/MP3/Streaming

October 28, 2013
By

Thee Oh Sees 285
[photo courtesy of We All Want Someone To Shout For blog]

Lou Reed died on Sunday morning, October 27, 2013. If that fact is important to you, then by now you’ve read the hundreds of excellent tributes across the web. The man was complicated, but one thing is for certain — his vast and ubiquitous influence over multiple genres of music and musical lifestyles will be felt for generations to come. So it was abundantly appropriate that on the night of his death, one of New York’s premiere DIY venues — in a warehouse no less — hosted one of the country’s premiere garage-rock bands. I don’t think its a reach to say that if Lou Reed’s life had not taken the path he began nearly fifty years ago, 285 Kent and Thee Oh Sees would not exist, or at least exist in the way they do now. ToddP recognized the importance of the evening, as his house music was all-Reed for virtually the entire night. And as Thee Oh Sees were about to take the stage, the ipod mix queued up “Walk On The Wild Side”, and a natural and spontaneous cheer arose from the packed house. As John Dwyer approached the mic, he dedicated the set to Lou, and began to play. And play they did. Thee Oh Sees are one of today’s most engaging live acts, but this performance was special. Each song was a bundle of kinetic energy and it seemed as if the crowd was of one mind, moshing in beat to every single song for this meaty and lengthy set. The band is on tour to support their latest album Floating Coffin, and while the setlist included more than half the album, there were also plenty of old favorites. Thee Oh Sees play locally again tonight (Tuesday October 29), at Irving Plaza. As of this writing, there are less than 100 tickets left. We’ll be there, and if you’re reading this, hopefully you will be too.

I recorded this set by mounting the Sennheiser cards on the beam ten feet from the stage and mixed it with a fine board mix. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Block of Ice”:

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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.

Thee Oh Sees
2013-10-27
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 1:24:54]
01 I Come From The Mountain
02 Toe Cutter – Thumb Buster
03 Block of Ice
04 Contraption – Soul Desert
05 The Dream
06 Tidal Wave
07 Tunnel Time
08 What’s Over There
09 Strawberries 1 and 2
10 Meat Step Lively
11 [tech break – bad cable]
12 No Spell
13 [tech break – power strip]
14 Dead Energy
15 Minotaur
16 Lupine Dominus
17 [encore break]
18 Carrion Crawler

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Thee Oh Sees, visit their website, and purchase Floating Coffin from Castle Face Records [HERE].

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