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New Bums: March 23, 2014 Baby’s All Right – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

April 29, 2014
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[Promotional photo from Drag City website]

New Bums represents a new singer-songwriter oriented project from Ben “Six Organs of Admittance” Chasny and Donovan Quinn of Skygreen Leopards. The duo, touring their Drag City release Voices In A Rented Room, shared songs from that intimate, Americana-tinged song cycle with us at Baby’s All Right a few weeks ago to a fervent crowd of admirers. Anyone familiar with these players knows to expect nothing less than excellence, and that’s very much what they delivered. These low-key compositions don’t aspire to the same kind of nirvana as Chasny and Quinn’s more experimental main projects, but they’re nonetheless satisfying, especially as the pair’s voices and playing styles complement each other. The Baby’s space — intimate but not shabby — proved the perfect place to hear these songs live. Now head back to your bedroom or another quiet place and put on the headphones. You’ll see what I mean.

This set was recorded by Devin Foley 0n the house digital multitrack recorder, which I mixed down and edited. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “Welcome To the Navy”

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.

New Bums
2014-03-23
Baby’s All Right
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Digital multitrack 24bit/48kHz WAV files (engineer: Devin Foley)>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, adjustments, fades, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 The Killers and Me (fades in)
02 Pigeon Town
03 Welcome to the Navy
04 Sometimes You Crash
05 It’s the Way
06 Town on the Water
07 Your Bullshit
08 Shadow on the Stone [Donovan Quinn]
09 Cool Daughter
10 Words for Two
11 Burned

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT New Bums, visit their website, and purchase Voices In A Rented Room from Drag City.

The Coathangers: April 17, 2014 Baby’s All Right – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Full Set

April 24, 2014
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[photos by acidjack. they’re not very good, but the recording is]

The Atlanta all-female punk threesome The Coathangers go for the jugular, but they go for it with a smile. Since their last record, 2011’s Larceny and Old Lace, they no longer have a keyboard player (Candice Jones aka Bebe Coathanger), but stripping down has served them well. The raw ferocity of the remaining members — Minnie Coathanger (Meredith Franco), Crook Kid Coathanger (Julia Kugel) and Rusty Coathanger (Julia Luke) — is more than enough to fill a stage and dominate a forty-five minute set.

This show at Baby’s All Right gave us a look at the material from their 2014 release, Suck My Shirt, and if these songs are any indication, they’re more than fine without the keyboards. The ladies in this band share vocal duties producing an enticing mix of babydoll sweetness and punk snarl. The band’s other most notable component is their shared sense of humor, which can run to dark places, starting with the band name (a reference to the bad old days of abortion).

Throughout the set, the band offered ample doses of self-effacing humor to go with their reckless, infectious songs. When we last saw them, Larceny and Old Lace had just hit the shelves, and they gave new life to several of those now-keyboardless songs like the burner of a set opener, “Johnny” and melodic, somewhat slower-paced “Trailer Park Boneyard”, which was one of my favorites. The new Suck My Shirt material really shone, from the blistering “Adderall” and “Springfield Cannonball” to the rough and raucous “Smother”. The night’s closer, “Don’t Touch My Shit”, was perhaps the perfect example of how punk can grow up without getting lame. The band brought the eight-year old daughter of a friend of the band a young girl who is (one of the band members’ relatives/daughter? If you know… feel free to let me know in the comments) in on guest vocals. We were warned that she’d be saying some bad words, and she did. Best to get them started off early if you want ’em to turn out right!

This recording is a digital multitrack recording and the sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream the entire set and download individual tracks (full set downloads below):

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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The Coathangers
2014-04-17
Baby’s All Right
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Multichannel digital multitrack 24bit/48kHz files>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (compression, alignment, mixdown, fades)>Izotope Ozone 5.5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time: 44:14]
01 [intro]
02 Johnny
03 Smother
04 Follow Me
05 Trailer Park Boneyard
06 Sicker
07 Springfield Cannonball
08 Call To Nothing
09 Arthritis Sux
10 Adderall
11 Hurricane
12 Derek’s Song
13 Sex Beat [The Gun Club]
14 Shut Up
15 Cheap
16 [banter]
17 Don’t Touch My Shit

If you enjoyed this recording, please support The Coathangers, visit their website and buy their records from Suicide Squeeze Records.

Axxa / Abraxas: March 21, 2014 Baby’s All Right – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

April 2, 2014
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[photos by acidjack]

The Brooklyn band Axxa / Abraxas, like many of their Captured Tracks forebears, began in a bedroom. In this case, the bedroom of Atlanta native Ben Asbury, who drew influences near his hometown as well as his current home to create his self-titled debut. That record, produced by Jarvis Taveniere of Woods, owes Taveniere’s main project an obvious debt, from the jangly guitars to a Jeremy Earl-style high falsetto vocal on some songs. What’s missed there, but more evident live, is the free-flowing style of the Elephant 6 collective from nearby Athens, Georgia, whose members are as legendary for their live shows as for their far-out styles. Bringing out these tunes live at Baby’s All Right must’ve been no easy task for Asbury and his bandmates, as the record’s slick production style doesn’t necessarily tell all of the band’s story. What you find out in the live setting is that the core of this music is Asbury’s skill at the axe; at age 23, he’s dropping some serious solos. Axxa / Abraxas feels more like a Brooklyn band at the start of their career than the polished crew you hear on the LP, and in many ways, that’s a good thing. One of this band’s greatest assets is youthful exuberance, and you could feel that in the room in a way you can’t on an album. You get the sense that, with more time with this material under their belt, it’ll only get better. Asbury’s best days are yet to come, and it’s going to be a great ride.

I recorded this set with the digital multitrack system at Baby’s All Right, set up by engineer David Lefcourt, together with an onstage pair of Naiant X-X omnidirectional microphones. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Painted Blue”

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.

Axxa /Abraxas
2014-03-21
Baby’s All Right
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded by David Lefcourt and acidjack
Produced by acidjack

Digital multitrack soundboard (Engineer: David Lefcourt) + Naiant X-X (omni, onstage)>Pro Tools>Numerous 24bit/48kHz WAVs>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (various dynamics, compression, alignment, mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, stereo imaging, dynamics)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, fades, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Ryan Michalak (Is Coming to Town) (fades in)
02 Going Forth
03 I Almost Fell
04 Beyond the Wind
05 Same Signs
06 So Far Away
07 Ride Into the Night
08 Painted Blue
09 On the Run
10 All That’s Passed
11 Anything Could Happen [The Clean]

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Axxa / Abraxas, like them on Facebook, and buy their self-titled LP from Captured Tracks.

Low Fat Getting High: February 21, 2014 Shea Stadium – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

March 21, 2014
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[Photos courtesy of Walter Wlodarczyk]

The website for Brooklyn band Low Fat Getting High describes their sound as “post-noise-grunge-core-shredding”. After this show at Shea Stadium — where they packed twelve songs into a set less than a half-hour long — I’d say that’s about right. There’s a definite 90s influence going on — at points, they feel in like what Local H might have sounded like with more balls — but LFGH dispenses with much of that decade’s sad-sack navel-gazing in favor of jams that deliver the party like a gut punch. This set roiled from the first notes of their single, “Better Better Worse” through what practically qualifies as a “jam” number for this band, the four-and-a-half minute “My Hate”. But where some bands in this territory are content with turning it up and getting stoopid, LFGH has some real craft behind their work. Snag their EP, Bad Yoga, or better yet, head over to Muchmore’s on March 29, and see for yourself.

Like our other set’s from this night, this  was recorded in full digital multitrack combined with a pair of my audience mics. The Shea team was gracious enough to let us use their digital multitrack files, which made for a recording of outstanding, almost album quality. We’d encourage you to check out their site for their own version of this show (coming soon) and those of hundreds of other bands.

Stream “Better Better Worse”

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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Low Fat Getting High
2014-02-21
Shea Stadium
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com courtesy of liveatsheastadiumbk.com
Recorded by R.J. Gordon and acidjack
Produced by acidjack

Soundboard multitrack + Naiant X-X>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>>Adobe Audition CS5.5 (mixdown and effects)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, compression, limiting)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, fades, additional EQ, dither, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Instrumental #1
02 Better Better Worse
03 Childhood Friends
04 The Claw
05 Bath Salts
06 Don’t Blame Me
07 Hate Them All
08 Instrumental #2
09 Emasculator
10 Police Cop
11 Don’t Believe You Anymore
12 [banter]
13 My Hate

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Low Fat Getting High, visit their website, and buy their records on bandcamp.

BOYTOY: February 24, 2014 Shea Stadium – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

March 17, 2014
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[Photos courtesy of Walter Wlodarczyk]

The Brooklyn band BOYTOY only has some scattered bandcamp tracks to their name, but don’t expect their anonymity to last. Leading off a four-band bill anywhere isn’t easy, but BOYTOY grabbed our attention immediately at Shea Stadium on this Friday night, with a wide-ranging brand of rock n’ roll delivered with a poise that belies their limited output. Their style ranged from the bratty pop-punk of “Bad Brain” to the more dense, shoegazey stylings we saw at the end of the set with “Blazed”, which recalled early Lush. Vocalist Saara Untracht-Oakner shows consistency even as the song styles change, and bandmates Glenn Van Dyke (guitar) and Matthew Gregory aka Matty Beans (drums) are right there with her, churning out one song after another that demands repeat listens. We enjoyed it so much that we are offering the entire set for stream, as well as the traditional FLAC and MP3 downloads, below. An EP is expected in late spring; keep an eye out on the band’s bandcamp page for more info.

As with the sets posted from Big Ups and Slothrust, this set was recorded in full digital multitrack provided by the Shea Stadium team, combined with a pair of my Naiant audience mics. We’d encourage you to check out Shea’s site for their own version of this show (coming soon) as well those of hundreds of other bands.

Stream the entire set:

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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BOYTOY
2014-02-21
Shea Stadium
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com courtesy of liveatsheastadiumbk.com
Recorded by R.J. Gordon and acidjack
Produced by acidjack

Soundboard multitrack + Naiant X-X>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>>Adobe Audition CS5.5 (mixdown and effects)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, compression, limiting)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, fades, additional EQ, dither, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Road Dog
02 Bad Brain
03 Helluva Party
04 TV Dreams
05 Shallow Town
06 Visits
07 Postal
08 Runner
09 Blazed

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT BOYTOY, like them on Facebook, and buy their music at their bandcamp page.

MV & EE: February 24, 2014 Baby’s All Right – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

March 6, 2014
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[photo by acidjack]

Night two of MV & EE‘s Monday residencies at Baby’s All Right delivered on the same or an even higher level than the first. No longer stuck with a Monday of a holiday weekend for a time slot, the duo of Erika Elder and Matt Valentine played these two sets to a well-packed house. Set one found the pair getting things on track, with them sharing their cover of Pink Floyd’s “Green Is the Color” again, among other gems. But it was set two that really found the Vermont-based pair firing on all cylinders, playing perhaps the most concise yet diverse song cycle of the four that they shared during these New York performances. After a perfectly-timed “Tea Devil”, Valentine picked up the sitar to jam profusely on “Environments” which flowed into “Space Drums” — an audacious move considering MV & EE weren’t even playing with a drummer. They ended the night on “Lead Me To Vibration” from their latest LP, Shade Grown, leaving us with positive vibes we hope will carry over to their next visit.

As with the previous MV & EE recording from this year, this recording was made with a full multitrack digital fileset generously provided by house engineer Devin Foley, together with my Schoeps MK4V microphones at the stage lip. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “Green Is the Color” [Pink Floyd]

Stream “Tea Devil”

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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MV & EE
2014-02-24
Baby’s All Right
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

6-channel multitrack soundboard (Engineer: Devin Foley) + Schoeps MK5 (omni, stage lip, 2.5ft split)>KC5>CMC6>Pro Tools>8x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (various dynamics, compression, alignment, mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, stereo imaging, dynamics)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, fades, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Set One
01 Wandering Nomad
02 Cold Rain
03 [banter]
04 Green Is the Color [Pink Floyd]>
05 Cocola Parabola>
06 Feelin’ Fine

Set Two
07 Tea Devil>
08 Environments>Space Drums
09 Lead Me to Vibration

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT MV & EE, visit their website, buy Shade Grown and other releases there, and visit Three Lobed Recordings for Fuzzweed and Country Stash and Woodsist for Space Homestead.

Vivian Girls: March 2, 2014 Baby’s All Right (Final Show!) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

March 5, 2014
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[Photos courtesy of P Squared Photography]

Oh, the Vivian Girls. You know you’ve been around awhile when you have witnessed the entire life cycle of a band like this. It wasn’t that long ago, to us, that our then-young site was covering an up-and-coming all-female band at places like the East Village Radio Fest and some extremely random ToddP venues. Pretty soon, like any good little band that could, the Vivs were playing spots like Bowery Ballroom. They were loved, yet not universally so, and maybe that’s as clear a sign as any that they mattered. As so eloquently summed up in Jenn Pelly’s comprehensive Pitchfork piece, if you didn’t like the band because they were “lo fi”, if you didn’t like the band because they weren’t avant-garde or music school enough, well, that’s on you. The Vivs wrote good songs. They wrote songs that sounded good in the spaces where their people were, in shitty apartments and on shitty rented PAs and, yes, on those shitty white iPhone headphones, by then ubiquitous. In their moment, as an all-female guitar band, they broke ceilings, too.

It’s fitting that this final show took place at the brand-spanking-new Baby’s All Right, a type of venue that would’ve been almost-unthinkable in the Williamsburg of 2007, when the Vivs hit the scene. Baby’s has a real liquor license, cool stage lights, a professional sound system. There’s a full-service restaurant in it that can (with 24 hours notice) serve you a whole pig. A bar that serves microbrews, makes a decent Old Fashioned. It’s a far cry from Monster Island Basement, or even Zebulon or Music Hall‘s old ghost, Northsix.

But what hasn’t changed is as important as what has. Like old times, the band played loud to a crowd where everyone knew the songs. People crowd surfed, and you could also find the band members out there too, Katy Goodman rocking out on the floor, surrounded by her peers (and maybe even a few curious synthpop refugees). This is one of those “last shows” that may give itself the lie, in the end, and that’s OK. These women aren’t quitting music — even, in a general sense, this band’s style of music. Goodman has La Sera (our most recent recording here), Cassie Ramone has The Babies (our best recording here), Ali Koehler has Upset. Goodman reminded us backstage that La Sera have a new record out this May on Hardly Art; look for a new song to debut this week and check out a preview YouTube clip here.

So enjoy these old songs, then, for what they are: A once-in-a-lifetime quality rendering of them, ramshackle sounds going out in style. The Girls were having fun, in front of friends as well as their parents. The lucky few got to see “Out For the Sun” descend into noise jam territory as the band members cavorted onstage and with the audience, taking the energy of the room to its peak. The three-song encore did everything it needed to send them off right: their cover of The Wipers‘ “Telepathic Love”, followed by “All The Time” straight into the night’s closer, “No”. Just under one hour and eighteen songs, and that was it. Balloons got popped, shots got drunk, there were goodbyes. It wasn’t exactly the end of an era, but it was an end, and a great one.

We are truly grateful to the Vivian Girls, Baby’s All Right engineer Devin Foley, and their entire team for allowing us the level of access we had to make this final recording. This is an 18-track digital multitrack recording from the soundboard that also includes two Naiant audience mics to capture the spirit of the crowd and sound of the room. It may still be “lo fi” by studio standards, but by the site’s standards, this is one for the ages. We hope you enjoy.

Stream “When I’m Gone”

Stream “Telepathic Love” [The Wipers]

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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Vivian Girls
2014-03-02
Baby’s All Right
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

18-channel multitrack soundboard (Engineer: Devin Foley) + Naiant X-X (omni, stage lip, corners of stage)>Pro Tools>20x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (various dynamics, compression, alignment, mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, stereo imaging, dynamics)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, fades, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 55:02]
01 Walking Alone At Night
02 I Have No Fun
03 Wild Eyes
04 I Heard You Say
05 [banter1]
06 The End
07 Death
08 Lake House
09 [banter2]
10 Sixteen Ways
11 [banter3]
12 I Believe In Nothing
13 Never See Me Again
14 When I’m Gone
15 [banter4]
16 Before I Start To Cry
17 Out For the Sun
18 [banter5]
19 Tell The World
20 [encore break]
21 Telepathic Love [The Wipers]
22 All The Time>
23 No

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Vivian Girls by buying their records and supporting their next projects: La Sera, Upset and The Babies

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Big Ups: February 21, 2014 Shea Stadium – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

March 2, 2014
By

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[Photos courtesy of Walter Wlodarczyk]

Big Ups sent the crowd into a frenzy from start to finish. Crowd surfers, held aloft on a sea of hands, pumped their fists. Frontman Joe Galarraga sprawled on the floor, tearing at his shirt, howling into the mic. Isn’t New York talked about, in lesser cities, as a place where crowds have been there, done that, don’t give a damn? Well, maybe not enough bands are asking us to pay attention. Big Ups, for their part, aren’t asking.

This show was punk rock at its elemental best, played in the right kind of setting, to the right kind of crowd. Shea Stadium feels like a safe space for shirt-ripping, lung-tearing pandemonium, and that’s what we got, the intimate space flung into chaos as Galarraga and his bandmates powered through songs from their killer new release Eighteen Hours of Static. Begun a few years ago when the band members were seniors in college, the Big Ups of today plays like the veteran outfit they are. What’s on offer isn’t just three-chord punk played loud; Brendan Finn, Amar Lal, Carlos Salguero Jr. and Galarraga deliver plenty of volume, but it’s the force with which they deliver it that sets them apart. They hit like a punch to the gut. 

This set was recorded in full digital multitrack provided by the Shea Stadium team, combined with a pair of my audience mics. We’d encourage you to check out their site for their own version of this show (coming soon) as well as a previous Big Ups show and those of hundreds of other bands.

Big Ups will be playing this Monday, March 3 at Baby’s All Right, followed by the traditional tour down to Texas for South By Southwest. Check out the dates here.

Stream “Goes Black”

Stream “Wool”

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.

Big Ups
2014-02-21
Shea Stadium
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com courtesy of liveatsheastadium.com
Recorded by R.J. Gordon and acidjack
Produced by acidjack

Soundboard multitrack + Naiant X-X>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>>Adobe Audition CS5.5 (mixdown and effects)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, compression, limiting)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, fades, additional EQ, dither, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Shut Your Mouth
02 Goes Black
03 Not Today
04 [banter]
05 TMI
06 Wool
07 Fresh Meat
08 Rash
09 Negative

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Big Ups, visit their website, like them on Facebook and buy Eighteen Hours of Static there.

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