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The Moondoggies: October 17, 2013 NYCTaper CMJ Cake Shop – Flac/MP3/Streaming

November 7, 2013

[photos by Amanda Hatfield]

The Moondoggies hail from Everett Washington, which means that they don’t get to NYC very often. We were there the last time they played our area — a superb show at the Rock Shop nearly three years ago. So when we learned that their tour coincided with CMJ, we jumped at the chance to have them play at our annual CMJ Day Party. Although the band started their set at 2pm, they still managed to pull in a nice crowd who were attentive throughout the band’s acoustic set. This year the Moondoggies released their third album Adiós I’m a Ghost (Hardly Art Records) and while this album continues the band’s rich Americana music, there’s also a mellower tone on the release. This theme fit the band’s stripped down set at Cake Shop which began with two of the songs from the new album, and included one other new song in the seven song set. We are streaming an excellent cover of the Byrds “Sweet Mary”, which reflects both the band’s influences and their ability to pay tribute to their predecessors. Those qualities are part of the reason why we hope its not another three years before the Moondoggies come back to NYC.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the two previous CMJ recordings (stage-mounted Sennheiser cards + board) and the sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Sweet Mary” (Byrds cover):

This Recording is now Available for Download in FLAC and MP3 and to Stream the Entire Show at [HERE].

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NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
Cake Shop
New York, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On Stage Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > 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

[Total Time 28:50]
01 Annie Turn Out the Lights
02 Stop Signs
03 Just Makes Sense to Me
04 Empress of the North
05 Pride
06 Sweet Mary [Byrds]
07 Keep Her On The Line

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Moondoggies, visit their website, and purchase their new album Adiós I’m a Ghost from the Hardly Art Records website [HERE].

Moondoggies: January 30, 2011 The Rock Shop – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

February 4, 2011

[photo by Kevin Kaim from Duke Street Blog]

While the critically easy way to approach The Moondoggies is to describe them as another in the line of Northwest “beardo” bands (i.e. Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses), their high-energy show at The Rock Shop on Sunday demonstrated their versatility and unwillingness to be pigeonholed. As the band opened with one of their oldest songs “Keep Her On The Line”, the folk rock strumming was forefront, but as the set progressed, the variety of styles and influences were diverse. “Its A Shame” owes a debt to Tonight’s The Night-era Neil Young, while “Black Shoe” (streaming below) echoes early Wilco, and “Ain’t No Lord” could be performed by Gary Louris. Perhaps acknowledging the granddaddies of the entire genre, Moondoggies closed the set with a cover of the Byrds version of the Dylan classic “You Ain’t Going Nowhere” (also streaming below). The Moondoggies new album Tidelands showcases their unique take on these various genres and establishes an identity for this superb band, and like their predecessors, their growth will only yield greater results.

I recorded this set with the DPA’s at the front of the board and mixed it with a soundboard feed. Unfortunately, for some reason the soundboard has a persistent whine/hum that rendered it unusable. As a result, this recording is the straight audience capture. There is some crowd chatter, but overall its still an excellent recording. Enjoy!

Stream “Black Shoe”:

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Stream “You Ain’t Going Nowhere” (Dylan/Byrds cover):

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This recording is now available to download as FLAC or MP3 at [HERE].

The Rock Shop
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording

DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 1:31:56]
01 Keep Her On The Line
02 [banter]
03 It’s a Shame, Its a Pity
04 Tidelands
05 What Took So Long
06 [banter2]
07 Lead Me On
08 When You’re Young
09 Black Shoe
10 [banter3]
11 Ain’t No Lord
12 Jesus On The Mainline
13 Save My Soul
14 Changing
15 Butte, Montana
16 [banter4]
17 Fly Mama Fly
18 [tuning jam]
19 Bogachiel Rain Blues
20 [banter5]
21 You Ain’t Going Nowhere [Dylan]
22 [encore break]
23 Down The Well
24 Night and Day

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Moondoggies, visit their website, and purchase their new album Tidelands from the Hardly Art Records website [HERE].

Moondoggies Concert to be Streamed Live by NYCTaper (Rock Shop – Sunday January 30)

January 28, 2011

On Sunday night, NYCTaper will stream live a concert for the first time. We are pleased to announce that The Moondoggies show at Rock Shop on January 30 will be available for your live audio listening pleasure through the NYCTaper channel on UStream. The show is scheduled to begin at 7:30pm, with openers Quiet Life likely to being at 8pm. We expect that the Moondoggies webcast will begin at approximately 9pm. For the exact time that the stream will begin, please follow nyctaper on Twitter, where I will offer live updates.

[update: We will now also be streaming the opening set by Quiet Life!]

The Moondoggies concert will also be recorded and posted on NYCTaper within days of the webcast in our usual formats.

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