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Media Jeweler: April 3, 2015 Shea Stadium – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

May 29, 2015
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Media Jeweler
[Photo by acidjack]

Media Jeweler are a new-ish four piece from the OC, and since 2013 they’ve been laying down a category-defying brand of post-rock with complex, overlapping rhythms and repeating motifs. Acidjack and I stumbled upon them last month playing an opening set at Shea Stadium. We were blown away by their unique jams and a set crafted not like a collection of disparate elements but as a concise and deliberate piece. That ability carries over to their upcoming album, $99 R/T HAWAII, for which I scored a sneak preview that lives up to the high expectations conjured by their live performance. The band was in town for one night only, stopping off at Shea after recording in Providence, RI and this marks their first live appearance outside of California. The album is due out soon, but in the meantime you can catch Media Jeweler at some live dates out by their home turf. They’re planning a return to the east coast this fall, a visit I’m already looking forward to.

This set was recorded by Shea Stadium engineer, Nick Pitman. I mixed down the multitrack files and the sound is excellent. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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Media Jeweler
2015-04-03
Shea Stadium
Brooklyn, NY

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com courtesy of liveatsheastadium.com
Recorded by Nick Pitman
Produced by Eric PH

Soundboard multitrack > Adobe Audition CC > Izotope Ozone 5 > Audacity 2.0.5 (amplify, fades, downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [25:12]
01. Untitled
02. No Exit
03. Passport Invalid
04. Blistered
05. Looking Glass
06. Looking Back
07. Looking Glass (Reprise)

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PC Worship: December 20, 2014 Baby’s All Right – Flac/MP3/Streaming

January 9, 2015
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[photo courtesy of Gretchen Robinette – full set at Impose Magazine]

PC Worship has been a fixture in the Brooklyn noise and psych rock scene for years, but inexplicably the band has never appeared on this site. We’ve run into band leader Justin Frye in any number of places — whether it as house FOH for 285 Kent, or doing sound for our CMJ shows at Cake Shop, or playing with his friends of Parquet Courts as PCPC. But in December, we saw PC Worship twice in a matter of days. They were in the middle of the bill in our last show at Glasslands and also in the middle of an excellent bill at Baby’s All Right that included Sunflower Bean (recording here) and Fat White Family (coming soon). PC Worship is currently gigging in support of their new and very well received album Social Rust. Each of the two December shows contained four of the nine tracks from the album (plus some older material) and we’re streaming the album’s first song “Odd”. PC Worship will next play locally at Union Pool on January 28.

This set was recorded by House FOH Devin, who provided a superb live mix of the multitrack. There are also cardioid microphones installed on the lighting rig about 15 feet in front of the stage. In post-production, I mixed the two sources and the results are quite excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Odd”:

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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, and feel free to repost the Soundcloud links.

PC Worship
2014-12-20
Babys All Right
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Soundboard + Audience
Multitrack Recording

Multitrack Soundboard (engineered and recorded by Devin Foley) > Devin mix Wav files + Room mic wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, setfades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 36:26]
01 Hendrix Blast
02 Odd
03 Baby In The Back Room
04 Rust
05 Toxic Love
06 Public Shrine
07 Lost Girls
08 Tides

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT PC Worship, visit their website, and purchase Social Rust from the Northern Spy Records website [HERE].

Sunflower Bean: December 20, 2014 Baby’s All Right – Flac/MP3/Streaming

December 30, 2014
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Sunflower Bean nyctaper
[photo by nyctaper]

Sometimes youth is not wasted on the youth. Sunflower Bean is a band consisting of three people barely scratching the age of 20, but their grasp of neo-psych rock influences and their tightness as a unit belies their age. This is a band that looks, acts, and performs as if they were a veteran unit in their thirties. Perhaps this is because Sunflower Bean is also relentless in playing live — according to Oh My Rockness, they are statistically the hardest working band in NYC in 2014 having played the highest number of live gigs. We caught one of those gigs back in November when they opened for Dream Syndicate and really knocked it out of the park in a pretty sizeable venue and a notable gig. Fortunately, it wasn’t too long before they showed up on this excellent bill at Baby’s All Right, opening for Fat White Family and PC Worship (both coming soon). I decided it was a good idea to check them out from up close at the stage lip and see if my first instincts were correct — and yes, they were. Julia Cumming and Nick Kliven share the vocals and each delivers a different but effective edge to the material. Kliven’s tasty multi-pedaled guitar work is supplemented with Cumming’s powerful bass and anchored by Jacob Farber’s meticulous percussion. Sunflower Bean is just a damned good band and there’s really no telling how far they can go. They will release their debut EP Show Me Your Seven Secrets in January and the EP release show will be at Baby’s All Right on January 31st. In the mean time, Sunflower Bean will play two shows this week — also both at Baby’s, as a headliner tonight December 30 and as part of the New Year’s Festivities on December 31. While our being out of town prevents our attendance this week, we’ll certainly be there on January 31st to catch this excellent band again.

This set was recorded by House FOH Devin, who provided a superb live mix of the multitrack. There are also cardioid microphones installed on the lighting rig about 15 feet in front of the stage. In post-production, I mixed the two sources and the results are quite excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Tarot Card”:

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, and feel free to repost the Soundcloud links.

Sunflower Bean
2014-12-20
Babys All Right
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Soundboard + Audience
Multitrack Recording

Multitrack Soundboard (engineered and recorded by Devin Foley) > Devin mix Wav files + Room mic wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, setfades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 31:20]
01 [new song]
02 Tame Impala
03 I’m A Ghost
04 Call The Doctor
05 Wall Watcher
06 Rock and Roll Heathen
07 Tarot Card

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Sunflower Bean, visit their bandcamp page, visit their Facebook page, purchase their debut EP when it released on their bandcamp page [HERE].

The Gradients: September 5, 2014 Shea Stadium Interview/FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 14, 2014
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[Photo from the Studio at Webster Hall show by Stephen Balser, as featured on the band’s facebook page]

The night of their self-titled and debut record release at Shea Stadium, Emilio Herce sat down with The Gradients, comprised of Charlie DY, Sammy Weissberg, Luca Ba, and J Boxer, to talk to us about their song writing process, touring down to SXSW, and the DIY ethic they bring to their live shows. Featured with this interview is a full live set for streaming and download. You can catch The Gradients’ next show at Palisades this Thursday.

NYCTaper: All of you play in different bands. Do you ever had a moment when you’re writing a song, but you decided, ‘hey, maybe I want to save it for this other band’”?

Sammy: Not for me, this is the only band I write music in. I also play in Bluffing and Le Rug. But Bluffing’s all John.

J. Boxer (John): Nah, I definitely know. There’s definitely stuff that I write where I’m like ‘this would be really weird for Gradients.’

NYCT: The Gradients have four songwriters, most bands have only one or two, so how does the song writing process work? Does everyone have equal input, or does someone bring in a skeleton and then lead in the process of building it?

Luca Ba: I mean, usually one or two people will have an individual thing that they bring in.

NYCT: Like a riff? Do you ever bring in a complete song?

Luca: Some people have.

Charlie: A lot of times it’s a song that gets changed, like as a band we’ll work on it. Also it’s funny that you say that cause like, we have a lot of trouble naming our songs, and a lot of the time they wind up being labeled as whoever brought it in, like ‘Sammy New,’ or ‘Charlie New,’ or ‘Luca New,’ ‘John New,’ but I wouldn’t say that any of those songs truly belong to that person.

Sammy: I think in this band you can’t really bring in a song, and like anything is subject to change. Every song I’ve brought in has basically just ended up different.

NYCT: You guys are releasing a four track EP, each of you writing one song. Are those songs written yet, are you still working on them?

Sammy: We’re playing two of them tonight. One is pretty close to being done. I guess the fourth one we haven’t even started yet.

Charlie: Mine is in the lab.

NYCT: At what point do you feel comfortable performing a song. When it’s fleshed out entirely?

Luca: I think often it’s not.

NYCT: So the writing process happens on stage too.

J Boxer: We know we’re not playing it the way it’s going to be, the finished product or whatever, and there’s kind fear or nervousness about it, but that’s what you have to do.

Sammy: Just play it over and over again, that’s kind of how I write songs anyway. Usually when I write something, I play it every day, like multiple times a day and over a long period of time things start to develop. I think that repetition is a good way to develop ideas, if you just have it in your ear.

J Boxer:  I feel good about the two new ones that we have.

Charlie: The first show that we ever played as a band, way before John was in the band, we got offered a show and we weren’t ready, but we just played it.  We were just like ‘why not, we were going to open the show.’ It came together on stage, and I feel like that vibe carried out into our band in general. You know a lot of times, like honestly, we’ll play a song, and the lyrics aren’t completely finished, but they’ll even grow from what we come up with, when we play it.

NYCT: Was this years South By your first tour experience as a band? How was that?

Luca: We became a family with the other members of Bluffing, Heeney and Slonk Donkerson. I’d say that those four bands are joined forever.

Charlie: It was a pretty magical time in Austin. I mean it was a great experience, and we played a lot of great shows, but it really almost felt like a musical vacation.

Sammy: It wasn’t the most organized show.

Charlie: The last tour we went on was like totally just you know play, go to the next place.  Austin, we played a bunch of shows getting down there, and we got to Austin an we kind of went nuts. A lot of bonding and hanging out.

NYCT: Are you going to do anything differently in the studio this time around? Did you learn anything last time, that you’re not going to do this time, or is there anything that you’re going to bring over from the last record?

Luca: Ideally it won’t take as long to come out, I would say.

Sammy: I think I learned a lot about overdubs, like what sounds good, and what doesn’t and I couldn’t really explain it any more than that, but there are things on the record that obviously bug me, so you’re not going to be totally satisfied.

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

Stream the complete show:

The Gradients
2014-09-05
Shea Stadium
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded by Emilio Herce and Shea Stadium
Produced by acidjack

Multitrack digital soundboard>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects on individual tracks, compression, imaging, exciter)>Audacity 2.0.3 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Growing Pile>
02 Boxed In
03 [new song 1]
04 Gradients
05 [new song 2]
06 I’ll Find Your Grave
07 In Perspective
08 Charlie 182
09 Shelf
10 Something to Blame

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT The Gradients by visiting their bandcamp page, where you can buy their debut album release.

Zula: August 7, 2014 Shea Stadium – Interview/FLAC/MP3/Full Stream

August 26, 2014
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[Photo from the band’s Facebook page]

Zula released one of the more underrated albums of 2013, the spry This Hopeful, a sweet and well-produced pop album with electronic flourishes. The record was a damn fine confection of a debut LP, with just about everything you could want in such a debut. It had solid hooks, yet room to grow.

Brand-new correspondent but veteran music writer Emilio Herce sat down with the band earlier this month. His interview is below, along with a full MP3 and FLAC download and stream of the show, below after the interview. I mixed down Shea’s multitrack audio, and the audio quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Zula Interview, by Emilio Herce

Zula’s music has been described by the New York Times as “pointillistic structures with a mainspring of minimalism.” New York locals and cousins, Nate and Henry Terepka, took a couple moments before playing their tour kick off show at Shea Stadium to talk to me about their writing process, Arto Lindsay, and touring with site friends Friend Roulette

NYCTaper: How did you decide upon “This Hopeful” as the title for the latest record? Was that an easy choice to make for the band?

Henry Terepka: It wasn’t an easy choice. [Laughs] It took a few months of brain storming, and living with a few different ideas.

Nate Terepka: That was one of the last things we figured out for the record, I feel like.

HT: Yeah, it’s hard, it’s like the way we wrote those songs, they were kind of each on their own, as individual moments, individual feelings, and so it was one of those albums, it was kind of ‘these are the songs we’ve got.”

NYCTaper: Did you have other songs that didn’t make the record; are you saving those for later?

HT: Yeah, we kind of have a surplus of material in general as a band. The big challenge for us in terms of picking the songs was which were going to make it on the specific vinyl format, which has a time constraint on it, which I didn’t know about going into the process.

NYCT: Your songs and the stories in them all have a hopeful bent, but the universe they exist in has this sort of anxious cloud hanging over it. Is this a unifying theme in the music of Zula, or were there events surrounding the writing of the first album that shaped the record’s outlook?

NT: I think our writing is reflective of our internal space when we’re writing a song. I think we both write sort of stream of conscious with our lyrics, and I think we both feel hopeful and anxious.

HT: Yeah, that’s definitely something that’s not going to go away from our music anytime soon. I think those sentiments are important to, I guess, our perspective, our worldview.

NYCT: When do you consider a song to be “done”?

NT: I think that song and recording are two different things.

HT: There’s like a complete idea, thinking about what’s a complete idea, and then there’s thinking about how to present an idea in a way that does justice to that idea. Sometimes those processes get mixed up a little bit.

NYCT: Do you consider the songs on the last record done, or are they still changing?

HT: They’re always changing in live performance. We try to keep things fresh, you know, to keep being in the moment. I think compositionally, we’re pretty happy with where they ended up.

NT: Yeah, I don’t know. That’s an interesting thought. ‘Done’ seems intense in a way. I’m happy with the recordings. I think those recordings are complete, but I’d like to think that songs can take on new life or if they’re not taking on new life you can put them aside.

NYCT: How important is improvisation in your work, like on stage? Is that a part of it or do you pretty much play the songs as they are on the record?

NT: I’d say it’s very important. I think that certain things, structures end up getting a little cemented, but we try to work things into our arrangements where rather than “we’re going to do this for a certain number of measures,” one of us will cue something and then give ourselves the space to stretch out, and I think in general we welcome people trying new lines or messing around if they’re inspired in the moment. We embrace the roughness and magic that can sort of pop up in the moment of playing a song.

NYCT: You often play, and have recently toured with the band Friend Roulette, another band known for their rhythmic and dynamic ability. Has playing with them affected your approach to music? Are there any stories you’d like to share from the tour?

HT: It was really fun getting to know that band, hanging out with them, and soaking up their vibe. I though that one impression they made, is just that over time they were really kind of putting a world together. You could, you know, have whatever feeling you wanted about it, they weren’t asking you to feel one particular thing about it.

NT: Yeah it was really cool getting to know them. I always liked them, but I liked them more and more, seeing them play more shows and spending time with them because I think something what’s not apparent right away is just how that band goes back really far. They’re all very close friends, and that’s very much a band of friends that’s sort of in their own world and vision.  They have a really strong vibe that maybe’s a little hard to penetrate at first.

NYCT: Is that something you try to go after yourself? Your songs are pretty straightforward and accessible, but there’s something to be said about listening to them over and over again.

HT: I think we write more complicated songs than we intend to, but we’re not necessarily as good at intentionally withholding pleasure in the way that I’d like to be a little better at.

NT: Yeah, I mean we don’t want our songs to be difficult I don’t think. Pop satisfaction and approachability is something that we aspire to. At the same time there’s a slot of things, a lot of conventions towards accessibility that are a little bit boring and I think we try to do the best that we can to balance accessibility with surprising ideas.

NYCT: The band has always been able to recreate live the sounds on the record, no easy feat. Have you ever written songs, or parts of songs, which have proven difficult to perform on stage?

HT: Our process is pretty oriented towards our live performance as a band, and I think that at least for the last few album projects we’ve been doing our recordings have followed our live arrangements, or come after our live arrangements, but I’m interested to try those approaches. Both Nate and I come from multi-tracking backgrounds, layering stuff and doing stuff that like is not playable live necessarily.

NT: But I also think that we don’t get attached to the specific sound source of a part, more so the role that it plays in a song. So if in the process of recording for a record we end up tracking this part that we can’t reproduce live exactly because of the sound source or whatever, whatever role that part ended up playing in the composition might come into our live set but it’ll be different.

NYCT: In a recent interview, Arto Lindsay, a fellow New York musician, and pioneer in the No Wave movement during the late 70s and 80s said: “Everywhere I go people think I’m too cynical or my humor’s too negative or I treat my friends badly, and I say, ‘That’s the way we do it in New York!’” It seems like Lindsay was being facetious, but do you think there’s any truth to this? How does it compare to your experience as New York based musicians?

HT: I work for a music publisher and we had a composer come in once, an older gentleman who had extensive plastic surgery. He made a kind of odd impression on my staff, but one of the things he said during the course of his interview, he was talking about getting ripped off for music by a company. He was like “So I’m from New York, so like fuck you!,” and that was his whole thing, like you’re from New York, so like fuck you I’m going to beat you up, but I think that that’s a little antiquated.

NYCT: You think that’s old school?

HT: Yeah, I think that’s old school and I think that New York City more than anything is defined by multiple identities, not having one particular identity that you can pin down, but Arto Lindsay’s got a really interesting perspective and certainly we try to take cues from the way he presents himself, and there’s a long tradition of like sarcastic and sort of pessimistic… because in New York things are real, that’s one thing I think is like a legit assumption about New York as opposed to other places.

NYCT: What do you mean by real?

HT: People are open about what they want, so if that means expressing negativity, then that’s totally appropriate, because that’s within the healthy bounds of human emotion.

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

Stream the complete show:

Zula
2014-08-07
Shea Stadium
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded by Emilio Herce and Shea Stadium
Produced by acidjack

Multitrack digital soundboard>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects on individual tracks, compression, spacing, exciter)>Audacity 2.0.3 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Lucy Loops
02 Basketball
03 Getting Warm
04 [tuning]
05 Be Around
06 [tuning2]
07 Speeding Towards the Arctic

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Zula, like them on Facebook, and buy This Hopeful here.

Woods: April 22, 2014 Baby’s All Right – FLAC/MP3/Full Set Streaming

July 17, 2014
By

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[photo from the May 16 Bowery Show by Sachyn Mital]

Before sharing their latest sounds at yet another blockbuster of a show at the Bowery Ballroom in May, which we recorded, Woods kicked off their tour with a more intimate show at the Williamsburg clubhouse Baby’s All Right, curated by our friends at BrooklynVegan. Meant to also celebrate the release of their latest album, With Light and With Love. If band founder, lead singer and guitarist Jeremy Earl had any concerns that this first outing with the new stuff might come off ragged but right, he needn’t have had them — at least about the “ragged” part. This show displayed the band’s now-familiar virtuosity and served as a preview of what was to come later in the tour. This night, as at Bowery, the band pulled off a tight segue of “Shining” into the classic jam song “Bend Beyond” that exited into “Size Meets The Sound”, proving that the more approachable sound of With Light and With Love felt right at home with the band’s earlier material. It is always a treat to catch a Woods show, but especially so in a club of this size; this is a band that fills and belongs in bigger venues, but hasn’t forgotten where they came from.

This set was recorded on the Baby’s All Right house multitrack and, as usual, the sound quality is outstanding. The full set is streaming below as well as FLAC and MP3 downloads as usual. 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 download links or the files on other sites without our permission. Feel free to re-post the Soundcloud link. Please respect our request.

Woods
2014-04-22
Baby’s All Right
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded by Devin Foley
Produced by acidjack

Multitrack digital soundboard>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, fades, compression, effects)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [intro]
02 Leaves Like Glass
03 Full Moon
04 Cali In A Cup
05 Shining>
06 Bend Beyond>
07 Size Meets the Sound
08 Shepherd
09 Only the Lonely
10 Moving To the Left>
11 Twin Steps
12 With Light and With Love
13 [encore break music]
14 Green Is the Color [Pink Floyd]
15 Find Them Empty

If you download this recording from NYCTaper PLEASE SUPPORT Woods, visit their website, and purchase With Light and with Love from the Woodsist Records website [HERE].

Night Beats: July 2, 2014 Baby’s All Right – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Full Set

July 9, 2014
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[photo from the House of Vans show by Chris La Putt for BrooklynVegan]

Seattle garage rockers Night Beats helmed a stacked bill this night at Baby’s All Right that also featured Frankie Rose’s new project Beverly (that recording to be posted soon pending band approval), Hamish Kilgour’s latest project Roya, and Brooklyn garage punks LODRO. Night Beats had been teasing new songs for a while (including our last meet up with them at Glasslands) and we’ve finally gotten to see the final versions in the form of the songs on their record Sonic Bloom. Much of that material was on display on this night, but the Beats jumped around some, playing some more new ones, plus songs from their self-titled debut LP. Of note from that album in particular were a fiery “Puppet On A String” and the jammed-out set closer “The Other Side”, but the real fun came in hearing new songs like “Dewayne’s Drone” and “Useless Game” come to life. The Beats were joined after the show by the Black Lips on the turntables, and returned the favor the following night when they opened for the Lips at the lame corporate marketing opportunity House of Vans.

This set was recorded by Baby’s All Right head of production Devin Foley using the house multitrack system, whose files I produced and mixed down. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

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

Stream the entire set:

Night Beats
2014-07-02
Baby’s All Right
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded by Devin Foley
Produced by acidjack

Multitrack digital soundboard>SanDisk Cruzer USB Drive>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, effects, fades)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 38:12]
01 Rat King [cuts in]
02 As You Want
03 Outta Mind
04 Dewayne’s Drone
05 Useless Game
06 The New World
07 [unknown1]
08 [unknown2]
09 Puppet On A String
10 [encore break]
11 The Other Side

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Night Beats, like them on Facebook, and buy Sonic Bloom from the Austin Psych Fest label here.

La Sera: May 10, 2014 Baby’s All Right – Flac/MP3/Streaming

June 16, 2014
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[photo by Amanda Hatfield – complete set at brooklynvegan]

Katy Goodman is authentically one of the nicest people in the indie music scene. Its hard to fathom how someone could be so positive, always smiling and so friendly to seemingly anyone she encounters. Its very easy to root for the success of someone with her disposition — and its especially true given the excellent quality of La Sera’s new album Hour Of The Dawn. At the CD release show for the album at Baby’s All Right last month, La Sera played to a packed room of admirers and the smiles were all around. The band played through seven of the nine tracks of Hour and a couple of older songs before closing the set with the title track. We’re streaming that performance below. It featured an extended guitar interplay between Todd Wisenbaker and Greta Morgan — during which Katy jumped into the crowd and played her bass among the fans. The humorous part of the show and part of what makes Katy so likeable is that she spent much of the encore break apologizing to the fan who got hit by the neck of the bass in the audience. The fan said no problem, all was forgiven, and the band ended the set with a rollicking encore. La Sera will begin a European tour in May (dates here), that includes an appearance at the Primavera Sound Festival.

This set was recorded on the installed Multitrack system at Baby’s All Right by sound tech Devin Foley and we mixed the raw files. The sound is pro-quality. Enjoy!

Stream “Hour Of The Dawn”:

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.

La Sera
2014-05-10
Babys All Right
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Soundboard Multitrack Recording

Multitrack Soundboard (engineered and recorded by Devin Foley) > 15 individual 24bit 48kHz wav files > Sonar LE (mixdown and effects) > Soundforge (level adjustments, setfades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 41:57]
01 Break My Heart
02 Summer of Love
03 All My Love Is For You
04 Devil Hearts Grow Gold
05 Losing To The Dark
06 Fall In Place
07 Love That’s Gone
08 Please Be My Third Eye
09 Ten Headed Goat Wizard
10 Looking For The Magic
11 Never Come Around
12 Running Wild
13 Hour Of The Dawn
14 [encore break]
15 Control

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT La Sera, visit the website, and purchase the new album Hour Of The Dawn from the Hardly Art Records website [HERE].

The Everymen: May 19, 2014 Baby’s All Right – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

May 27, 2014
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[photos by acidjack]

In this day and age, a band like The Everymen represents a deceptively audacious move. In a rock n’ roll universe ruled by microgenres and pressured commercially by laptop geeks, EDM, hip-hop and every manner of crossover in between, The Everymen are, more or less, a really good Jersey Shore bar band. Now, there are still many of those bands out there — the show must go on, down the Shore and elsewhere — but if you limit it to ones with the Everymen’s ambitions, well, there’s just one. Like a baby version of the E Street Band, this is old-style, big-tent, big-band rock that’s proud of its roots but seeking to plant its seed elsewhere. How many bands with this aesthetic play venues like Baby’s All Right, in still-musically-relevant Williamsburg? More importantly, how many of them could ever claim to actually pull it off?

Much of the credit for The Everymen’s broad appeal goes to frontman Mike V, an affable dude whose big heart and natural charisma make him a fit in any bar serving High Life and Narragansett, whether ironically or otherwise.  He’s a born entertainer, an easy jokester with the crowd, and, judging by this show, a maker of excellent setlists. Any band who kicks off their record release show (for the band’s second full-length, Givin’ Up on Free Jazz) with a cover of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” is clearly playing for keeps. From there, the band took us through all of Free Jazz, which adds stronger songwriting to the style of their 2012 LP New Jersey Hardcore, and takes further advantage of the band’s deep roster of players. The album’s leadoff single, “Spain” is as good an example as any, with Mike V and Catherine Herrick sharing lead vocals, the horns blaring, and the keys lighting a fire under some blazing guitars. But The Everymen weren’t content to just begin with a bang; after the album was done, we were treated to covers of Def Leppard, Billy Ocean and INXS, plus some of the best-loved of the band’s older numbers including the always-massive set closer “Boss Johnny and the Get Lucky”. The Everymen may have broad appeal, but not everyone can do it like they do it.

This recording was made by lead Baby’s All Right engineer Devin Foley using the house multitrack system, including Audio Technica 4041 microphones capturing the feel of the room. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “Spain”

Stream “When the Going Gets Tough [Billy Ocean]”

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The Everymen
2014-05-19
Baby’s All Right
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded by Devin Foley
Produced by acidjack

Digital Multitrack (22 tracks)>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, other effects)>Izotope Ozone 5 (other effects, compression)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, fades, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:13:35]
01 War Pigs [Black Sabbath] (fades in)
02 Bl’ast Off!
03 A Girl Named Lou Pt. 2
04 Spain
05 [banter]
06 Fingers Crossed
07 Another Thing to Lose
08 All I Need Is You
09 NJHC
10 Ain’t Good Enough For You
11 Ballad of Sarin
12 A Thousand Miles
13 Izzy
14 Dance Only (Only Dance)
15 Bringing On the Heartbreak [Def Leppard]
16 When the Going Gets Tough [Billy Ocean]
17 Coney Island High
18 Don’t Change [INXS]
19 Boss Johnny & The Get Lucky

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Megafaun: May 2, 2014 Baby’s All Right – Flac/MP3/Streaming

May 13, 2014
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[photos by Amanda Hatfield]

This was one of those nights. Megafaun aren’t exactly breaking up, but because each member of the trio has an abundant amount of other projects pulling them in all directions, this show at Baby’s All Right had the feeling that it might be the band’s last in NYC, if not forever then for a very long time. The local musical who’s-who seemed to sense the historic nature of the occasion — either that or Megafaun has a lot of important friends. In the crowd was the author Jesse Jarnow, the writer Richard Gehr, Northern Spy Records founder Adam Downey, Sharon Van Etten and every member of her band. But the most notable celeb in attendance was on stage — former bandmate and recent Grammy winner Justin Vernon joined Megafaun for this seemingly final mini-tour. The band’s set was a bit ragged-but-right, as generally speaking most Megafaun sets we’ve seen have been. This is a band known almost as much for its pure spirit as its songwriting and performing. The setlist included pretty much all of the old favorites you’d want to hear, and one excellent cover that we’re streaming below. There will be plenty of opportunities to see the individual members of Megafaun with their various projects — Brad Cook is in Sharon’s current touring band — but this might have been the last proper Megafaun show. As as a send-off, though, it was a pretty sweet show.

This set was recorded by Baby’s FOH Devin Foley with the venue’s installed multitrack system. All I did was mix it down. There was one wrinkle though, as the encore song was played off mic in the middle of the floor. For that song, I only used the two mounted room mics. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Boomer’s Story” (Ry Cooder cover):

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

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Megafaun
2014-05-02
Babys All Right
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Soundboard Multitrack Recording

Multitrack Soundboard (engineered and recorded by Devin Foley) > 19 individual 24bit 48kHz wav files > Sonar LE (mixdown) > Soundforge (level adjustments, setfades, patch encore) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:01:40]
01 Resurrection
02 Volunteers
03 The Fade
04 [Vern intro]
05 Second Friend
06 You Are The Light
07 Boomers Story [Ry Cooder]
08 [banter – vintage gear]
09 Carolina Days
10 The Robe
11 [banter – friends]
12 Real Slow
13 [banter – Grandma Sparrow]
14 Kaufman’s Ballad
15 [encore break]
16 Worried Man

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