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Celebration: September 26, 2014 Mercury Lounge – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 16, 2014
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Celebration easily wins for a band with an apt-sounding (if not optimally Google-able) name. Their upbeat sound threads the needle between organic and electronic in a way that invites a host of meaningless microgenre phrases like “psychedelic soul” and “cabaret-punk”. Whatever you want to call it, the root of the matter is that the band’s key appeal rests on two pillars — the voice of Katrina Ford and the sounds made by multi-instrumentalist Sean Antanaitis, the one most responsible for the band’s hard-to-classify sound. By this point, the Baltimore band has been at it a full decade, yet the only really clear thing I’ve read about them is that they’re friends with TV on the Radio. Such is their blessing and curse — Celebration don’t fit into many neat boxes or narratives, the less so the longer they’ve been around.

This show at Mercury Lounge was styled as a bit of a release party for the band, being the New York debut of the material from their 2014 LP, Albumin, along with some numbers even newer than the current releases. If you didn’t know the band at all up until the first song played, that album’s track “Razor’s Edge” might have convinced you that they were standard-bearing shoegazers, leaving the confusion at the door. But that was just the first song. “Tomorrow’s Here Today” — next up on the album as well as at the show — takes things in a completely different direction, drawing inspiration from New Wave. Owing perhaps to being the anchor act on a late-going bill, the band kept things loose, taking their time between songs and playing the new material unselfconsciously.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK41 supercardiod microphones and a soundboard feed from Mercury production manager Dave Lefcourt. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Download the complete set: [MP3] | [FLAC]

Stream the complete show: 

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.

Celebration
2014-09-26
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK41 (ROC, PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA + Soundboard (engineer: Dave Lefcourt)>>Roland R-26>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 53:25]
01 Razor’s Edge
02 [banter1]
03 Tomorrow’s Here Today
04 In This Land
05 [banter2]
06 Freedom Ring
07 Blood Is the Brine
08 Chariot
09 [banter3]
10 Walk On
11 [banter4]
12 [new song 1]
13 Heartbreak
14 I Got Sol

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Celebration, visit their website, and buy Albumin here.

Wormburner: September 26, 2014 Mercury Lounge – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 2, 2014
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[Photos courtesy of Patrick J. Eves]

Wormburner have been kicking around the New York scene here for a few years, making their first appearance on this site back in 2010, where they were rightly compared to a cross between the Hold Steady and Camper Van Beethoven, owing in no small part to frontman Hank Henry’s talking-style vocals. For my part, this record release show at Mercury Lounge for the band’s excellent third LP, Pleasant Living in Planned Communities, was my first with the band. In addition to those references, I caught a pretty strong whiff of some of the better post-grunge bands, especially the mostly-forgotten Harvey Danger. No surprise, then, than by the first chorus of the leadoff track “Drinks At the Plaza Hotel”, I was nodding my head.

This is a very easy band to like, a group of obviously nice people who deploy big hooks and choruses, but don’t skimp on the lyrical concepts just because they know they probably could. To wit, you end up with songs about such things as, per the band’s website, “a downed airman in WWII Europe, a 21st Century soldier returning home from battle, and a transient gay hustler whose youthful looks are weathering with age”. The band’s delivery reflects the professionalism of eight years together as a going concern, and even as they played brand-new material for presumably the first time, Wormburner remained dialed in. The new album material comes across as some of the band’s strongest yet, in particular “Plaza Hotel”, “Catherine”, that WWII song “Hopscotch Gunner”, and “Somewhere Else to Be”. Sean Eden of Luna guested on Pleasant Living and was also on hand for the night’s proceedings, joining the band for two songs including Donovan’s “Seasons of the Witch”.  The Cult’s “She Sells Sanctuary” was the perfect big-rock way to end the show, setting the tone for the Wormburner shows to come in the next months.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK41 microphones and head Mercury engineer Dave Lefcourt’s soundboard mix. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Catch Wormburner in New York again at the Tijuana Gift Shop showcase during CMJ on Wednesday, October 22 at Bowery Electric, and again at Mercury Lounge on December 18 for their annual Christmas show.

Stream “Hopscotch Gunner”

Stream “Season of the Witch” [Donovan]

Direct download of full set: [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, and feel free to repost the Soundcloud links.

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Wormburner
2014-09-26
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK41>KCY>Z-PFA + Soundboard (engineer: Dave Lefcourt)>>Roland R-26>x24bit/48kHz WAV> Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time: 1:07:14]
01 Drinks at the Plaza Hotel
02 Today Might be Our Day
03 Catherine
04 Peekskill
05 Little Things
06 Made-for-TV Movie
07 [tuning1]
08 A Standing Invitation
09 [banter2]
10 Somewhere Else To Be
11 Hopscotch Gunner
12 Pike City Proper
13 The Interstate
14 [banter3]
15 Parliaments on Sundays*
16 Season of the Witch* [Donovan]
17 [banter4]
18 She Sells Sanctuary [The Cult]

* Featuring Sean Eden of Luna

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Wormburner, visit their website, and buy their releases directly from Dive Records.

The Sharp Things: September 11, 2014 Mercury Lounge – Flac/MP3/Streaming

September 27, 2014
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[photos by shootMEpeter]

Of all of the thousands reviews I’ve written for NYCTaper, the words needed to describe this performance by The Sharp Things at Mercury Lounge is certainly the most difficult. But these are just words. What the band did on this night was exponentially more difficult than anything I could imagine a musician would have to endure. On the morning of the performance Steve Gonzalez, the longtime and original Sharp Things drummer and multi-decade friend of the band’s protagonist Perry Serpa, passed away at the age of 49. I asked Perry to talk about the night:

He, Steve Gonzalez, was our drummer but also my best friend of almost 40 years, so he was very much a part of our family. We had found out about his passing during our soundcheck for this show and while I was ready to just walk away from it, my band, our bandmates, our family and friends insisted that we play, and so we did. And it was the best thing because the evening ended up being a wonderful, communal celebration of his life in a place that he loved playing.

The band is gearing up for the release of the third album in the four-album “Dogs Of Bushwick” series. Adventurer’s Inn will be released on Dive Records in November. This special Mercury set featured a mix of older numbers and included a few of the newer songs we’ll expect to hear on the new album soon.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cardioids set up at the soundboard booth and mixed with an excellent feed provided by house FOH David. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Daphne’s Coming Over”:

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Sharp Things
2014-09-11
Mercury Lounge
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineer: Dave Lefcourt] + 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 46:50]
01 [intro for Steve]
02 There Will Be Violins
03 An Ocean Part Deux
04 Dogs Of Bushwick
05 Love Me Indigo
06 Silver Anniversary
07 Storm King
08 [banter – weird beard]
09 Lament-A Million Things
10 Union Chapel
11 Daphne’s Coming Over
12 [outro]

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Sharp Things, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from the band’s online Shop [HERE].

Gringo Star: June 14, 2014 Mercury Lounge – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Full Set

August 11, 2014
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[band promo photo]

Gringo Star‘s formula ain’t hard to figure out, nor is it foreign to fans of the stellar garage rock that’s been pouring out of the Atlanta, GA area for the past several years. Helmed by the Furgiuele brothers — Nick and Peter — Gringo Star plays fun-loving, to-the-point tunes that find them in good company with other recent site favorites like fellow Atlantans The Coathangers and the West Coasters Night Beats. This late-night set at Mercury Lounge proved to be the kind of free-for-all you might expect, with the band as ringleaders. Their latest album, Floating Out to See, finds them in a slightly mellower, more textured mode on the LP, but in the tight confines of Mercury it all came out pure party music. I can only hope the after party was as much of a scorcher as this set. 

This set was recorded by the Mercury staff directly from the soundboard and provided to us. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Download the full set: [MP3] | [FLAC]

Stream the full set:

Gringo Star
2014-06-14
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

Hosted at nyctaper.com
Produced by acidjack

Midas Verona Soundboard>Tascam CD–RW900SL>CD-R>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, imaging, EQ, exciter)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, fades, amplify, balance, upsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [cuts in after first song]
01 100 Miles
02 Find A Love
03 Make You Mine
04 The Start
05 Ask Me Why
06 Look For More
07 Count Yer Lucky Stars
08 Going Way Out
09 Mexican Coma
10 You Want It
11 Come Back Home
12 All Y’All
13 Shadow

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Gringo Star, visit their website, and buy Floating Out to See on iTunes or Amazon.

The Wytches: July 24, 2014 Mercury Lounge – Flac/MP3/Streaming

August 1, 2014
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[photo by PSquared Photography – complete set at brooklynvegan]

The Wytches are an interesting amalgam of neo-psychedelia, 70s-style acid rock and 90s alternative. The British trio has released a series of singles and EPs on smaller labels in England but are now poised to break in the US with the release of their debut album Annabel Dream Reader on Partisan Records. In that regard, The Wytches came to the US this month for their first US tour. On Thursday, we caught the band’s first-ever NYC show and it was a burner. In a packed and darkened Mercury Lounge, The Wytches live show relied less on the spacey side of their music and stressed the louder elements — this was not some loopy psychedelic prace but a full-on heavy acid-rock set from the outset with lead singer Kristian Bell growling out vocals to the one-two punch openers of “Digsaw” and “Burn Out the Bruise”. We’re streaming the band’s latest and perhaps most popular single “Wire Frame Mattress” which was also heavier live than on record. The balance of the set touched on most of the material that will appear on the new record, a couple of b-sides and one new song. The Wytches will return to the UK for touring throughout August and early September, but we expect they’ll be back stateside in the Fall.

I recorded this set with my newly purchased Schoeps CCM4Ug compact cardioid microphones. The mics picked up a little bit of chatter in the soundscape but overall I’m really happy with the sweet sound. The mics are mixed with an excellent soundboard feed provided by Merc FOH Dave. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Wire Frame Mattress”:

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Wytches
2014-07-24
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Schoeps CCM4Ug’s > Edirol R-44 (Oade 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 45:37]
01 Digsaw
02 Burn Out the Bruise
03 Wire Frame Mattress
04 [banter – NYC]
05 Gravedweller
06 Wide at Midnight
07 Beehive Queen
08 The Holy Tightrope
09 Robe for Juda
10 [banter – headline]
11 Darker
12 Weights and Ties
13 Crying Clown

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Wytches, visit their website, and pre-order Annabel Dream Reader from the Partisan Records site [HERE].

Sharon Van Etten: October 9, 2010 Mercury Lounge – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Full Set [From the archives]

July 8, 2014
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[Photos courtesy of Dominick Mastrangelo Photography for BrooklynVegan]

NYCTaper’s love affair with Sharon Van Etten has been long, going back all the way to a Piano’s performance back in summer of 2008. In the intervening six years, Van Etten has transformed from the prodigious but slightly awkward performer we saw then into a commercial success and confident headliner of large venues, culminating as of late with NYC shows headlining Bowery Ballroom (our recording here) and Music Hall of Williamsburg. This pristine soundboard recording from the Mercury Lounge in 2010, which we unearthed recently, finds Van Etten charging ahead with the release of her breakthrough album, Epic, which would set the stage for the career-defining Tramp and everything that has come since. Sharon had only recently begun playing with a full band (the first such show which we captured), and this show reflects the transition, with a mix of full-band and solo material. We have already shared the Epic release show from the night before at Rock Shop; now you can check out Van Etten’s follow-up to that from Mercury, where Kyp Malone opened and Cat Martino once again gave the assist on vocals for half the set. This show provides an interesting midpoint between Sharon’s early innocence and future poise; the performance is resolute even if her crowd banter reveals how young she still is as an artist. While the longer Rock Shop recording, which adds audience microphones to the soundboard mix, is arguably the one to have of the two, one can never have enough Sharon. You can stream and download the entire set via the links below.

Download the complete show from archive.org: [FLAC] | [MP3]

Stream the complete show:

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Sharon Van Etten
2010-10-09
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

Hosted at nyctaper.com
Produced by acidjack

Midas Verona Soundboard>Tascam CD–RW900SL>AAC>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, imaging, EQ, exciter)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, fades, amplify, balance, upsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

*Note on source: The CD was destroyed by the original recordist before ever being copied losslessly. The single AAC file which I tracked and edited is the only existing source

Tracks [Total Time 44:40]
01 [intro]
02 Don’t Do It
03 [banter]
04 One day
05 [untitled]
06 [banter2]
07 Love More
08 For You
09 I’m Wrong
10 Holding Out
11 [encore break]
12 [unknown1]

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Sharon Van Etten, visit her website, and purchase Are We There from the Jagjaguwar Records website [HERE].

Acid Mothers Temple: April 23, 2014 Mercury Lounge – FLAC/MP3/Full Set Streaming

May 2, 2014
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[photos by acidjack]

Acid Mothers Temple have achieved the cult status they have for good reason — their shows are always deliciously familiar, yet never the same twice. You always know you’ll hear some version of “Pink Lady Lemonade”, however it may be broken up into parts. That familiar riff always feels like an anchor in the midst of a set that’s usually a deep, spiritual, psychedelic dive, where you’re never sure the band is entirely aware of where they’re going to take you before they do. The Acid Mothers kicked off their latest U.S. tour at Mercury Lounge, a familiar haunt packed to the gills with everyone from longtime devotees tripping balls to dumbstruck yuppies wondering what they had wandered into. Their latest record, In Search of Lost Divine Ark, adds another notch of sonic triumph to their belt, and the title track from the record closed out this set in exactly the way you’d hope.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed provided by longtime Mercury engineer Kevin Mazzarelli, together with Schoeps MK41 microphones. The recording emphasizes the board feed to cut out the chatter of the annoying couple chatting under my mics, who are pretty much invisible in the recording. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

If you can assist with the two missing song titles, please let us know. Acid Mothers Temple will be back in NYC on May 28 at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. Get tickets here.

This NYCTaper recording is being hosted on the Live Music Archive.  You can stream the entire show by clicking the song titles below or download it via the links provided.

Direct download of the entire show: [MP3] | [FLAC]

Stream the full set:

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Acid Mothers Temple
2014-04-23
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

“Astrorgasm From the Inner Temple Tour”

Hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard (engineer: Kevin Mazzarelli)+Schoeps MK41>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (adjust levels, align, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ and effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time: 1:24:41]
01 Kawabata’s Last Nocturne
02 [unknown1]
03 Jam>Pink Lady Lemonade>
04 [unknown2]
05 Pink Lady Lemonade
06 Cometary Orbital Drive
07 [encore break]
08 In Search of Lost Divine Ark

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Acid Mothers Temple, visit their website, and buy their records, including In Search of Lost Divine Ark from there or at your favorite retailer.

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Hiss Golden Messenger: March 2, 2014 Mercury Lounge – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

March 11, 2014
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[Photos by acidjack]

Standing in the packed house, at an early show on Oscar night, I got the sense that we may be witnessing Hiss Golden Messenger hitting a natural peak. There’s the anecdotal information: a glowing Daily Beast write-up (among much other favorable press), the sold-out Mercury Lounge on a Sunday night, even people in their twenties who knew the words to every song. But the greater thing is the performances themselves, more assured and powerful at every encounter. We’ve covered HGM in a variety of configurations — large full band, small duo/trio and solo, not to mention fronting Magnolia Electric Co.  — but I’m not sure I’ve seen or heard a stronger set that this one. On this night Taylor drew from a deep well; you could hear it in every note. You could see it on the faces in the crowd, too, both the newcomers and the old, marveling at just how much he has to give.

There were a few rarities in tonight’s setlist, including the old song (we’re fairly sure is called) “Lucia” and the Songs: Ohia number “What Comes After the Blues”. Taylor also shared some songs from his forthcoming album, which he was in town to master. We got both “Southern Grammar”, which he shared with us at Glasslands back in August, as well as a new one from that whose title we don’t know “The Lateness of Dancers”, which was new to us (thanks to commenter Felice for the heads-up on the title). If you missed it, Mike has also been promoting the Paradise of Bachelors re-release of his LP Bad Debt, a lo-fi masterpiece that sourced many of the songs that would later re-appear in fully-realized form on Poor Moon and elsewhere. The man standing there before a crowd that knew his name felt, in some ways, a far cry from the lone artist in his kitchen, hammering out Bad Debt while his baby slept. Perhaps Taylor isn’t that exact same man, but a better version of him. An artist coming, like the slow bloom of this spring, fully into his own.

I recorded this set with the house mix by head engineer Kevin Mazzarelli, plus Schoeps MK41 microphones and a Sound Devices preamp to provide ambiance. The quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “What Comes After the Blues” [Songs: Ohia]

Stream “Sufferer”

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.

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Hiss Golden Messenger
2014-03-02
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

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

Soundboard (engineer: Kevin Mazzarelli) + Schoeps MK41 (PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (compression, align, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, fades, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 When I Was A Young Boy [Nina Simone/traditional]
02 [banter]
03 Call Him Daylight
04 [banter2]
05 Blue Country Mystic
06 Balthazar’s Song
07 [banter3]
08 O Little Light
09 A Working Man Can’t Make It No Way
10 [banter4]
11 Busted Note
12 The Lateness of Dancers
13 Southern Grammar
14 Jesus Shot Me In the Head
15 [banter5]
16 Lucia
17 [banter6]
18 What Comes After the Blues [Songs: Ohia]
19 [banter7]
20 Super Blue (Two Days Clean)
21 Sufferer

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Hiss Golden Messenger, like him on Facebook, and purchase Haw, Bad Debt and his other releases on digital or vinyl from Paradise of Bachelors [HERE], or all of his releases on vinyl [HERE].

Herbcraft: January 24, 2014 Mercury Lounge – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

February 13, 2014
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[Photo by acidjack]

“It’s some heady shit.”

That was my introduction, via a fellow attendee, to what to expect from Herbcraft, and I’d say his summary was accurate. This set at Mercury Lounge found the band edging away from their more Eastern-tinged work toward a more straight-up psychedelic rock vibe. That said, these four songs, three of them played in a seamless sequence, were still far out. As with many emerging artists, Herbcraft began as a one-man band in a bedroom, with Matt Lajoie making compositions on his own, but in the intervening half-decade, it has become much more. The band’s organic style, evidenced on five previous releases including their most recent, The Astral Body Electric, translated easily in the live setting, where the band could expand its horizons even further. Herbcraft came straight at us, with screaming guitars and heavily distorted, almost ritualistic vocals, sometimes impossible to distinguish from the surges from the guitars. What struck me most, as this half hour of awesome ended, was the sense of momentum of the work; Lajoie and the band started somewhere, experimented wildly along the way, but got us to our destination. A place that, once we arrived, we didn’t even know we would end up. 

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK41 microphones and a Sound Devices USBPre2 preamp. What you’re hearing is house engineer David’s PA mix, and it’s a beauty, especially on headphones. Enjoy!

Stream the complete show

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.

Herbcraft
2014-01-24
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK41 (PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 2.0.3 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time: 33:44]
01 Fleet Guru>
02 Fit Ur-Head >
03 Push Thru The Veil
04 Bread Don’t Rise

If you enjoyed this record, please support Herbcraft, like them on Facebook, and visit Woodsist or their bandcamp page, where all of their releases are for sale. 

Heaven: February 7, 2014 Mercury Lounge – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

February 11, 2014
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Last summer, Goodnight Records released the debut album from NYC-based band Heaven, Telepathic Love. Labelmates Friend Roulette are no stranger to NYCTaper, so naturally the LP was an easy buy. It was love at first listen and then again at Mercury Lounge last Friday night as we got to see them live and in action for the first time as they opened up for +/- {plus/minus}.

Heaven is billed as a collaboration between Matt Sumrow (The Comas, Dean and Britta), Mikey Jones (The Big Sleep, Swervedriver), and Ryan Lee Dunlap (Fan-Tan). While the studio sound of Telepathic Love sits squarely in the psychedelic / noise pop realm, Heaven’s live treatment of the songs emphasizes shimmery guitars, warm synth riffs, and new wave sensibilities — all enhanced by hot pink and blue fluorescent stage lights that scored major brownie points with the excited hometown crowd.

The band played a number of songs from the LP, including personal favorites “Falling Apple” and “Mountains Move.” They also dug into their repertoire of covers to jam out on The Kinks’ “See My Friends” and New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle.” And as they mentioned during the set, the band has recently been in the studio recording a new album — so they treated show-goers to a new, never-played-live-before track.

We recorded Heaven with a superb board feed provided by house engineer David and a pair of Schoeps MK41 microphones in our usual spot. Enjoy!

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.

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Heaven
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY, US
2014-02-07

Recordist : hi and lo
Source : Soundboard + Schoeps MK41 (DINA) > KCY > Naint PFA >> Tascam DR-680 @ 24 bit / 48 kHz

Tracklist:

01. Intro
02. Falling Apple
03. Telepathic Love
04. Mountains Move
05. See My Friends [Kinks]
06. In Your Ruin
07. Darken Fields
08. Bizarre Love Triangle [New Order]
09. Colors in the Whites of Your Eyes

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Heaven! Like them on Facebook, visit their bandcamp, and purchase any of their CDs or Vinyls from their online store [HERE].

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