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Krill: March 19, 2015 Longbranch Inn Austin TX – Impose SXSW

December 14, 2015
By

Krill Longbranch
[photo courtesy of We Are Going Solo]

It was in mid-September that Boston’s Krill announced that they were going to disband and that their final shows would take place in October. On October 23, the band played their last show at Silent Barn. It was an odd time for the band’s departure as their latest album A Distant Fist Unclenching (Exploding in Sound Records) was just released in February and was a breakthrough of sorts. After they publicly struggled with the difficulties of life as a band on the road, Fist is an album where Krill seemed to reconcile life’s challenges and the band’s own insecurities with ultimately a fairly optimistic outlook. But the band did have a productive and entertaining five-year run and we offer this never-before-released recording we captured at the Impose Magazine show last March at SXSW as a tribute and farewell to Krill. This set consists of their 7″ tribute to fellow Bostonians Pile, and then runs through four Fist Unclenching songs in a set that pretty much encapsulates what Krill was all about — quirky songs, playful banter, and a good time. They will be missed.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cards mounted at the soundboard booth and mixed with a board feed. This is the same rig at the Pile set from this show and the sound is similar, but I believe that this Krill recording has better balance. Enjoy!

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Krill
2015-03-19
Long Branch Inn – Impose SXSW
Austin, TX USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040 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 24:41]
01 Steve Hears Pile in Malden and Bursts into Tears
02 Torturer
03 Foot
04 [banter – thanks]
05 Brain Problem
06 Tiger

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, PLEASE SUPPORT Krill, visit their page at EIS, and purchase A Distant Fist Unclenching from the band’s Bandcamp page [HERE].

Wand: Mercury Lounge 2015 + SXSW 2015 + Webster Hall 2014 – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

March 31, 2015
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wand-jono1
[photo by Jono Bernstein]

Add Wand to the list of bands best realized as a live act. Not to disrespect their two most recent albums, this year’s Golem and last year’s Ganglion Reef, both fine efforts in the lazily-named “garage-psych” canon that add the band’s wizards-and-warlocks imagery to the mix of guitar pyrotechnics and punk urgency that characterize, to some degree, the efforts of regular tourmate Ty Segall and others. Heard in the vacuum of headphones or home speakers, alone, it’s too easy to lump them in with the other bands whose names you know and move on.

But live, there are clearer nods to the band’s actual influences: Rainbow, T. Rex, Bowie, early period Zeppelin — some of the bands that influenced the much-derided L.A. “glam” scene of the 1980s. Wand owe a very much larger debt to these bands than their contemporaries, and that’s not a bad thing. In fact, the glammy sensibility Wand brings to the table serves as a reminder that the wholesale death of the L.A. scene at the hands of grunge was a bit of a throwing out of the baby with the bathwater. If those seventies touchstones can be blamed for giving us Poison and Warrant, it’s worth remembering that the better attitudes they embodied were being unafraid to have style or show off how well you can play, and to make each performance a true performance. Wand may not wear makeup or tight clothing, but their show brings with it some of that theatrical feel that makes them stand out. That’s what made them darlings at South By Southwest, where one of us captured their burner of a set at the Panache Booking-sponsored Hotel Vegas show and deemed it the best thing he saw all festival.

We’ll let you judge for yourself, with a three-fer of Wand shows in a range of situations. There’s that SXSW show and a September 2014 show opening for Ty Segall at Webster Hall, together with the most recent appearance by the band in NYC, an hourlong headlining gig at Mercury Lounge. I caught the Mercury show, and was taken straight away by the band’s command of the stage. Songs from their two albums enjoyed a range of reinterpretations and rocked-out treatments, while frontman Cory Thomas Hanson gave us the kind of vocal performance we’re just not used to hearing anymore. I appreciated that amidst the pounding — and the band also comes across much heavier and less spacey live than on record — the band slowed things down from time to time, such as when they lead us into the cosmic swirl of “Melted Rope.” Each of these three shows ends on the same number, the band’s most reliable “jam” song “Generator Larping”, which is as sure a recipe for a great end to the night as anything I’ve heard this year.

These sets are all combinations of soundboard feeds with high-quality audience microphones, and each of them is of excellent quality. Enjoy!

Downloads: Mercury Lounge [MP3] | [FLAC] || SXSW [MP3] | [FLAC] || Webster Hall [MP3] | [FLAC]

Stream the complete Mercury Lounge show:

Stream “Generator Larping” from SXSW:

Wand
2015-03-29
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK41 (PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Aerco MP-2 + Soundboard (engineer: Dave Lefcourt)>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, fades, limiter)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, imaging)>Audacity 2.0.5 (track, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time: 58:00]
01 The Unexplored Map
02 Self Hypnosis In 3 Days
03 [unknown1]
04 Floating Head
05 Melted Rope
06 Fire On the Mountain I-II-III
07 Flying Golem
08 Reaper Invert
09 Planet Golem
10 Generator Larping
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Wand
2015-03-20
Hotel Vegas – Panache SXSW
Austin, TX USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040 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 40:07]
01 The Unexplored Map
02 Self Hypnosis in 3 Days
03 Floating Head
04 Fire On The Mountain
05 Flying Golem
06 Planet Golem
07 Generator Larping
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Wand
2014-09-17
Webster Hall
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [engineer: Rafael] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > 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 37:41]
01 Send Receive (Mind)
02 [new song]
03 Fire On The Mountain
04 Broken Candle
05 Flying Golem
06 [new song 2]
07 [banter – last night]
08 Generator Larping

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Wand, visit their website, and buy Golem here and Ganglion Reef from Drag City here.

IMG_8396
[photo by acidjack]

Pile: March 19, 2015 Longbranch Inn – Impose SXSW – Flac/MP3/Streaming

March 30, 2015
By

Pile Live
[screenshot from video by Niko Matses]

Thursday was my first day of SXSW this year and it was a very long day. I awoke at the crack of dawn in NYC and flew to Austin arriving around 1pm local time. The afternoon was filled with errands, a few beers, some local cuisine and then it was time to get to the Impose Magazine “Imposition” show at the Longbranch Inn on East 11th. The roster for this night was filled with fake names — bands that due to silly contractual games couldn’t be named until after playing the “official” shows on the west side of town. It was not long after we arrived that the actual bill for the night was announced and it was as we expected from these Impose shows, a fine list of current up and comers. The anchor for the night was Boston’s Pile, a band that’s not exactly new but who are finally getting the attention they deserve. By the time the band took the stage it was after 1:30 am and I was pushing 24 straight hours awake — but these guys gave me a much needed jolt of energy.

Pile began in 2009 began as Rick Maguire’s solo project before he recruited a band to tour. The band’s shows have become legendary in the Boston DIY scene, as Pile has become what’s been described as “your favorite band’s favorite band”. The band’s new album You’re Better Than This (Exploding In Sound Records) was released earlier this month. The album has its ferocious and gentle sides, a loud-soft-loud dynamic that exhibits influences that include post-punk, noise rock, and even anti-folk. I hear everything from the Minutemen through Built To Spill and of course their hometown predecessors Mission of Burma. For this short SXSW set, this live version of Pile was less about the “soft” and more about the straight ahead punk which was fine with us. The set began with three straight songs from You’re Better, and we’re streaming “The World is Your Motel” which absolutely raged. Pile is now on an extensive tour (dates here), which comes to NYC for an April 28 show at Baby’s All Right. This is a much recommended show from our viewpoint.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cards mounted on a stand directly in front of the soundboard and mixed with a board feed. The sound quality is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream “The World is Your Motel”:

Pile
2015-03-19
Long Branch Inn – Impose SXSW
Austin, TX USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040 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 23:17]
01 Tin Foil Hat
02 Hot Breath
03 The World is Your Motel
04 [banter – last call]
05 Number 2 Hit Single
06 [banter – good time]
07 The Browns
08 Rock and Roll Forever with the Customer in Mind

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Pile, visit their Facebook page, and purchase You’re Better Than This from the band’s Bandcamp page [HERE].

Pujol: March 15, 2012 SXSW at Longbranch Inn Impose Party – Flac/MP3/Streaming

August 16, 2012
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[photo by Eric Groom – courtesy of Impose Magazine]

Pujol announced today a show in NYC on October 11, 2012 at Mercury Lounge. We were fortunate to have captured a live performance of Pujol at SXSW in March, at the Impose Magazine party “Imposition” at the Longbranch Inn. Pujol is the recording project of Daniel Pujol from Nashville TN, and at SXSW the live band was a trio. Their set at Imposition was one of the most impressive of the bands that I had not previously seen. This was unselfconscious power punk with fine musicianship but which didn’t take itself too seriously. In the interim, Pujol has released their first proper album UNITED STATES OF BEING (Saddle Creek Records), and this set featured four numbers from the new record among a set of seven songs. We’re streaming “KEEPER Of ATLANTIS”, an older song that opened the set with a bang.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser 8040s set up at the rear of the room and mixed with a board feed. Other than the mumble of crowd chatter apparent in between songs, this is an excellent recording. Enjoy!

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

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Pujol
2012-03-15
Long Branch Inn – SXSW
Impose Magazine’s Austin Imposition
Austin, TX USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040 Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 16bit 44.1kHz 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 2012-08-15

Setlist:
[Total Time 22:52]
01 KEEPER Of ATLANTIS
02 [banter]
03 BUTTERFLYKNIFE
04 MAYDAY
05 HOW HIGH
06 [banter – water break]
07 DARK KNIGHT in SHINING ARMOR
08 [tuning]
09 REVERSE VAMPIRE
10 [banter – one more]
11 BLACK RABBIT

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Pujol, visit their website,  and purchase their album UNITED STATES OF BEING from Saddle Creek Records [HERE].

Prince Rama: March 17, 2012 SXSW at Longbranch Inn Impose Party – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

March 28, 2012
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[photo by Mary Kang – courtesy of Impose Magazine]

Our night-time regular haunt during this year’s SXSW Festival was the series of shows presented by Impose Magazine. The “Austin Imposition” took place this year at Longbranch Inn, a cozy East side venue that had the perfect atmosphere for Impose’s steady stream of outstanding bands.

On Saturday night, the highlight of the final evening of SXSW was the performance by Prince Rama. I had seen Prince Rama a couple of years ago at Glasslands when they were a trio, but the band now consists a duo of sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson and their performance was a revelation. The sisters combined stand-up drums with keyboards and effects to create a hypnotic set that entranced the crowd. One spectator exclaimed “that was a religious experience” at the close of the set. Prince Rama played two songs from their most recent record, Trust Now (Paw Tracks), and three newer numbers. We are streaming “Rest in Peace”, the opening track from Trust Now which was nearly seven minutes of bliss at the Longbranch Inn that night.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser MKH-8040 cardioid microphones mounted on a stand at the front of the stage and combined the mics with a soundboard feed. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Rest in Peace”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

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Prince Rama
2012-03-17
Long Branch Inn – SXSW
Austin, TX USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

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

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2012-03-25

Setlist:
[Total Time 24:37]
01 Golden Silence
02 Radha Madhava
03 Rest in Peace
04 Receive
05 We Will Fall in Love Again

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Prince Rama, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from their website and Trust Now from the Paw Tracks Records store [HERE].

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