Posts Tagged ‘ Mexican Summer Records ’

Quilt: May 16, 2014 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming

June 5, 2014
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[photos by Sachyn Mital]

We have already posted our recording of Woods set from this show, so now we’re fortunate to be able to feature the recording of the outstanding set from Quilt at Bowery Ballroom last month. Quilt first came onto our radar a couple of years back when acidjack saw them at Glasslands, and then last year when I caught the band’s set at Baby’s All Right. But neither of those two shows quite prepared us for the quality of the performance on this great Bowery night. Quilt’s new album Held in Splendor (Mexican Summer) was produced by Jarvis from Woods and released in January. The album represents a step-up in terms of the band’s maturity, songwriting and harmonies. In the live setting, Quilt also continues to grow. The Bowery set featured everything from sweet numbers like “Tie Up The Tides” (streaming below) to ferocious jamming vehicles like an extended “Mary Mountain” or the ten-minute version of “Milo” that anchored the set. At this point, things continue to look up for Quilt as their tour with Woods was an unqualified success — but having played 85 shows thus far this year, the band is taking a short well-earned break. We look forward to their impending return.

I recorded this set with the Sennheisers mounted in our standard balcony rail location and mixed with a fine board feed from Bowery legend Kenny. We are very pleased to report that the sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Tie Up The Tides”:

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Quilt
2014-05-16
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [engineer Kenny] + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > 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 45:39]
01 Young Gold
02 Saturday Bride
03 Eye of the Pearl
04 Arctic Shark
05 Mary Mountain
06 Open Eyes
07 Tired and Buttered
08 Tie Up The Tides
09 Milo
10 Penobska Oakwalk

If you download this recording from NYCTaper PLEASE SUPPORT Quilt, visit their website, visit their Facebook page, and purchase Held In Splendor from the Mexican Summer Records website [HERE].

VietNam: May 18, 2013 Glasslands – Flac/MP3/Streaming

May 31, 2013
By

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[photo by Renee Ligtvoet for Bushwick Daily]

The conventional description of the music of VietNam is that its 60s-influenced. But given the long hair, long beards, clothing styles, crowded stage of multi-instrumentalists, and melodic back-beat minor-chord based songs, its pretty clear this band is directly descended from the mid-70s post-hippie movement personified mostly by the Rolling Thunder Revue. As with Rolling Thunder, the stage energy is focused primarily on one enigmatic and magnetic presence, in this case its Michael Gerner who last released a VietNam album in 2007. The surprising return of the band is buoyed by the new album A.merican D.ream (Mexican Summer Records) which like its five-year old predecessor, is a strong album of self-described “apocalyptic street blues”. At Glasslands on Saturday last, the band completed a short tour and the hometown show was both a strong finale to the tour and a reintroduction of VietNam as an excellent live band. The setlist was equally distributed among the new album and the older one, and during the hour-long set we became completely convinced that the band does its predecessors proud.

I recorded this set with our installed Naiant cardioid microphones mixed with an excellent board feed provided by Glasslands superb FOH Josh. The sound quality is superb, enjoy!

Stream “Fight Water With Fire”:

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VietNam
2013-05-18
Glasslands Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Naiant X-R Cardioid > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2013-05-24

Setlist
[Total Time 1:00:39]
01 Too Tired
02 Priest Poet and the Pig
03 Fight Water With Fire
04 Kitchen Kongas
05 Blasphemy Blues
06 Flyin
07 No Use In Crying
08 Mama Loi Papa Loi
09 Apocalypse
10 Yaz

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT VietNam, visit the website, and purchase A.merican D.ream from the Mexican Summer Records website [HERE].

Cold Showers: September 20, 2012 Glasslands – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 5, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

Cold Showers come from LA, but their influences hail from less sunny shores. Stylistically, they’re a Manchester band through and through, with a heavy nod to Joy Division in particular. Lead singer Jonathan Weinberg (also drummer of La Sera) anchors the proceedings with his deep baritone, backed by insistent keys and swirling guitars for the full post-punk effect. Opening for The Soft Moon at Glasslands to an already-full venue, Cold Showers dispensed with the bullshit and launched right into “Alight”, which should appear on their forthcoming LP on Dais Records, Love and Regret. By the time “Violent Cries” got going three songs in, the entire crowd was won over. Like the best of the Factory Records bands of yore, Cold Showers take that dark energy and marry it to flawless pop instincts; “In Terms of Pleasure”, in particular, is a memorably well-crafted song, not to mention a killer song title and chorus, and the newly-released single “BC” is right up there with it. This set was brief by design – only six songs – but it whet our appetite for more. If more UK-like weather is needed to inspire this type of music, well, I know a certain borough of NYC where this band could fit right in…

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Soft Moon recording, with Audio Technica 3031 microphones onstage together with a well-balanced soundboard feed. Like the Soft Moon recording, this one is a winner. Enjoy!

Thanks to Cold Showers for permitting us to share this recording. Love and Regret releases on Dais Records next week on October 9.

Stream “BC”

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Cold Showers
2012-09-20
Glasslands
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Soundboard + Audio Technica 3031 (onstage, ORTF)>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 3.0 (set fades, tracking, amplify, downsample)>FLAC (level 8 )

Tracks
01 Alight
02 The Fire
03 Violent Cries
04 In Terms of Pleasure
05 BC
06 I Don’t Mind

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Cold Showers, like them on Facebook, and pre-order Love and Regret directly from Dais Records [HERE]

Purling Hiss: June 11, 2011 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

June 14, 2011
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[photo courtesy of Daniel Doherty and Impose Magazine. All Rights Reserved]

A friend recommended that I get to Bowery Ballroom early on Saturday night as to be there when Purling Hiss played their set opening for Kurt Vile. He called it amazing “guitar freakout” music. While Mike Polizze’s guitar is certainly the center of the band’s sound, Purling Hiss is more of an amalgam of styles — Harvey Milk’s sludgecore, Dinosaur Jr’s post-punk, and Stooges-style Detroit rock among them. The final result is no-nonsense guitar-oriented rock played at high volume, the higher the better. The set at Bowery featured three tracks from their new 6-song EP Lounge Lizards (Mexican Summer Records), due for release today, June 14. Lizards is the most “produced” of their studio releases, which tend toward the raw and lo-fi techniques. We are not sure whether the cleaner production is a step towards more recognition, but with a band whose live set is as impressive as we saw at Bowery last week, that kind of success is inevitable. Purling Hiss is currently on tour in the Northeast, which will carry them to an appearance at Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival from June 24-26.

I recorded this set at our standard balcony rail position with the four microphone rig. Bowery Ballroom has upgraded their soundboard, improving the already-best sounding room in the City. The quality of this recording is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Almost Washed My Hair”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Purling Hiss
2011-06-11
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded Balcony Railing

Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021’s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2011-06-14

Setlist:
[Total Time 37:39]
01 [instrumental]
02 Been Teased
03 Run From The City
04 Passenger Queen
05 Voices
06 [new song]
07 The Hoodoo
08 Don’t Even Try It
09 Almost Washed My Hair

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